We've seen the upcoming Toshiba Fujitsu "Mango" handset, that is to become official on July 27th at a press event with Microsoft Japan. This is something in a whole different realm. A Fujitsu device running Windows 7. Not Windows Phone 7, just Windows 7. Allow me to introduce you to the Fujitsu Windows F-07C Mobile Phone.
What are the selling points of this device? Well, we have Internet Explorer 9, two years license of Microsoft Office, SSD (flash memory), trackball for mouse movement accompanied by a QWERTY keyboard. I'm not sure why they have SSD as a feature since I'd find it odd to find a traditional motor-driven hard drive inside a phone. This is probably the best part:
From first viewing the photos above, one will notice the massive resemblance of iOS with the icon grid layout, pane icons (small circles under the grid displaying which pane is currently active), and even an OS X-like dock. It's reported that this device will be available in Japan by the weekend.
What's impressive is the specifications (although battery life when in Win7 mode is only at ~2 hours), check them out after the break.
- Size: 125 × 61 × 19.8 mm (19.8 mm at thickest point)
- Weight: 218 g (with battery pack)
- Continuous Standby Time: ~600 hours in FOMA 3G
- Continuous Talk Time:
- ~370 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
- ~170 minutes in videophone mode
- Display: ~4" wide SVGA touchscreen (1024 × 600 resolution)
- Camera: (back side) 5.1 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
- (inside) 0.32 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor (0.17 megapixel in Windows 7 mode)
- Color: Navy Black
Windows 7 Mode
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit Full Version (with SP1)
- CPU: Intel Atom™ Z600 processor (supports HT technology) (1.20GHz)
- Main memory: Comes standard with 1GB/max 1GB (LPDDR400)
- SSD: ~32 GB (eMMC)
- Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/g/n (communications speed: up to 65Mbps)
- Windows 7 battery life: ~2 hours in Windows 7 mode
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.