Fujitsu has announced a smartphone capable of running fully-featured copy of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.
And we're not talking Windows Phone 7 here. The F-07C, is a fully Windows-capable PC masquerading as a smartphone. Powered by an Intel Atom processor, it's the most ambitious smartphone for some time according to thinq_
The device features a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z600 processor underclocked to 600MHz, 1GB of LPDDR400 memory, a 32GB eMMC solid-state storage device, and runs a full installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.
Because of its x86 processor and desktop operating system, the F-07C can run any software that a standard Windows PC can run. Internet Explorer 9 is included by default, along with plugins for both Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, and a two-year personal licence for Microsoft Office 2010.
The four-inch 1024x600 LCD display slides upwards in landscape mode to reveal a QWERTY keyboard alongside a trackball for mouse operation. A USB port also allows any Windows-compatible peripheral to be added to the phone and an HDMI allows it to be easily hooked up to a second monitor or TV.
All of this is packed into a device which measures just 125mm x 61mm x 19.8mm and weighs 218g with the battery pack installed.
Don't expect to get a full day's work done on that long flight, however, as the battery will manage just two hours before needing a recharge in Windows 7 mode.