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xpPhone Will Cost $400-650, Run Windows 7 Too

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xpPhone is a Windows-based MID in disguise.

Recall that xpPhone that we've mentioned before? Well, there's an estimated price range on it now.

Whenever it releases (which is still a mystery), it'll retail for somewhere between $400 and $650, according to reports from TechTree and Hot Hardware. While that price may sound astronomical when you think of the type of laptop that you could buy with that, it's not that bad considering $400 to $650 is the average price for a modern unsubsidized smartphone.

Perhaps even more interesting than the price, though equally unverified, is that the xpPhone will be able to run Windows 7. Given that the xpPhone's hardware can run Windows XP, fitting Windows 7 on it shouldn't be too far of a leap – other than the device's namesake, of course.

Here are the specs:

  • CPU: AMD Super Mobile CPU
  • Memory: 512M/1G
  • SSD: 8G/16G/32G/64G
  • HDD: 30G/60G/80G/120G
  • LCD: 4.8 inches TFT Touch-screen LCD 800*480
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
  • Wireless WiFi 802.11b/g, WiMax(optional), Bluetooth, Stand-alone GPS
  • Camera Specifications: CMOS, 300k/1.3 Million
  • Ports: 1 x earphone jack,1 x microphone jack,Docking Connector (include VGA output signal ), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
  • Battery: Removable Lithium-ion
  • Talk time: About 5 hours, Stand by time: about 5 days
  • Real life: About 7 hours(Standard), about 12 hours(Large)
  • Talk time: Standby time Operation time may vary depending different usage.
  • Weight: 400g (include battery)
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    doc70 , January 20, 2010 4:11 PM
    About half of what an unsubsidized iPhone runs, so I think would be a pretty good deal.
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    Anonymous , January 20, 2010 4:11 PM
    Thats sick
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    Tyellock , January 20, 2010 4:18 PM
    for the size, it should be called a mini netbook with phone capabilities, since netbooks are getting close to laptop sizes
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    lamorpa , January 20, 2010 4:35 PM
    outacontrolpimpI wonder if they chose a good carrier instead of taking the easy way and going to ATT, since they take any phone they can get.

    Um, AT&T has an exclusive on the most desired phone on the market. That's a little different than, 'taking any phone they can get.' If your personal bias against AT&T is distorting your view of reality, I would suggest you seek professional counseling.

    Just trying to help...
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    DarkMantle , January 20, 2010 4:45 PM
    Umm, an iphone is around $600 unsubsidized. Must have pulled that number outta your ass?

    From read the paragraph marked as Note#1:

    "Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. Existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G should check with AT&T or use to find out if they are eligible for early upgrade pricing: $299 (8GB), $399 (16GB), or $499 (32GB) with a new two-year contract. For those who are not eligible for an early upgrade or who wish to buy iPhone as a gift, the prices are $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB)."

    I don't think he was all that far off, you really shouldn't be too quick to make a fool out of yourself.
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    huron , January 20, 2010 4:46 PM
    Very interesting. If this thing really does have a full-OS and can make calls, it could have a place in the market. I think that the price isn't too bad...
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    logitic , January 20, 2010 5:10 PM
    It sucks my hands are so big, I will have to get a portable keyboard to send a text. besides that the phone is HOT! I will get one.
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    sailfish , January 20, 2010 5:20 PM
    Not bad but it desperately needs a camera upgrade. 5MP, minimum.
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    ashrafpasha , January 20, 2010 5:39 PM
    nice.. this is what I am saying. Someday there wont be PCs just smartphones doing all the work. Even at work.
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    nevertell , January 20, 2010 6:22 PM
    I think linux would be a better choice, with a power-saving x86 kernel of course. With a windows OS, you are bound to catch viruses, and it would be cheaper too.

    And, no. Any camera, that has more than 3,2 mp on a phone is an overkill. There is no point of the pixels, if you can't get enough light through the lens.

    Sorry 'bout my english.
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    enyceckk101 , January 20, 2010 6:30 PM
    No, It wont be able to run Crysis! so don't ask. kthx
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    xaira , January 20, 2010 6:49 PM
    epic win 7
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    meat81 , January 20, 2010 6:50 PM
    Why would they call it an xpPhone if its going to run Windows 7?....

    and no wireless N, cmon
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    scytherswings , January 20, 2010 6:53 PM
    "...Sorry man, my phone crashed, damn viruses..." Linux would also make a nice alternative OS, seems like a nice platform
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    joebob2000 , January 20, 2010 7:07 PM
    scytherswings"...Sorry man, my phone crashed, damn viruses..." Linux would also make a nice alternative OS, seems like a nice platform

    LOL, next thing you know people will be buying it and dual booting to Ubuntu... Hey it doesn't make calls but it can host a web page!
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    DjEaZy , January 20, 2010 7:08 PM
    ... ok... AMD CPU... but what GPU?
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    tonewheelmonster , January 20, 2010 7:40 PM
    That blob of electronics fails to entice me. Looks more like a stepping stone.
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    idisarmu , January 20, 2010 7:43 PM
    $600 would get your a lot of laptop, but that laptop probably won't have 3g, gps, or anything that allows it to make phone calls or send text messages conveniently.
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    tonewheelmonster , January 20, 2010 8:11 PM
    carrying that chunk of lard around is not what i would call convenient. Handy, maybe, but not too convenient if you're gonna call it a phone
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    Honis , January 21, 2010 12:19 AM
    I supported this phone a lot on here but looking at the battery life it's not that impressive compared to the netbooks, tablets, and color e-readers coming to market.It would be cheaper to get a Palm Pre, install the tethering app, and carrying around a tablet. This phone is for those who need windows xp/7 compatibility bang, right in their pocket.
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