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

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)
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • doc70
    About half of what an unsubsidized iPhone runs, so I think would be a pretty good deal.
  • Thats sick
  • Tyellock
    for the size, it should be called a mini netbook with phone capabilities, since netbooks are getting close to laptop sizes
  • lamorpa
    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...
  • DarkMantle
    Umm, an iphone is around $600 unsubsidized. Must have pulled that number outta your ass?

    From http://www.apple.com/iphone/buy/ 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 www.apple.com/iphone/buy 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.
  • huron
    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...
  • logitic
    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.
  • sailfish
    Not bad but it desperately needs a camera upgrade. 5MP, minimum.
  • ashrafpasha
    nice.. this is what I am saying. Someday there wont be PCs just smartphones doing all the work. Even at work.
  • nevertell
    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.