The Phone Packing Windows XP is Finally on Sale

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Albyint

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XPphone would be awesome, but why have a full OS like that and only have 8gb of memory? The expandable storage could be a saving grace if it were not limited to 16gb
 
What processor is in that thing? With that pricing it's very debatable, The iPhone 4 is 500$-ish with no plan and it packs the A4, a beast of a chip. The G2's 800mhz Snapdragon proves itself to the big dogs and it actually can be OC'd (a cell phone OCing wow lol) to 1.3ghz and it's priced at around 400$ no plan.

Oh but most importantly... How will you fit it in your pocket? 4.8 inches of XP fun.
 

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I would want to have this phone just to carry it as a Badge of Honor for NERDISM and promote and popularizing technicality and complexity.

 

hang-the-9

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Price of 666 for DOS version, hmm... wasn't there an APPLE that was out for 666 back when they first came out? I'm thinking this price is a bit of a dig :)

The issue with a device like this these days is that almost every phone has web/games/media playback at 1/2 or even 1/4 of the price. 3 Years ago I'd be more impressed.
 

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Pretty sure the article summed it up perfectly. This is awesome for nerd cred, but isn't very practical in the real world. That said, I really freaking want it.
 

jimmysmitty

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[citation][nom]mrmez[/nom]First MS 'revive' the Kin, now XP phone.Are they trying to cannibalise W7 phone?[/citation]

This has nothing to do with MS apart from the OS. They didn't develop it, a company called ITG did.

Its interesting but pointless for now.

Although it does show the power of current phone tech.

As for the ARM or x86, I would guess x86 since it would be a major overhaul to rewrite the entire XP kernal to work on ARM.
 

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USB port (gotta have mouse).They should have a burning (above 200 mw)Laser in it too to make it a Swiss Army knife tool (to light up cigs,start fires).Yeah an integrated Laser in it to make it extra cool.
 

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Scary, you could load bt4 on the bootable usb drive and run it from there. :). That would definitely be something to tote around :p
 
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