I don't like that it would be XP based. Isn't XP going to lose support soon? It is a very stylish phone, personally I like the looks of it but is it really taking a step foward? Plus at $800 I think it would be a hard sell. Unless of course the salesmen know how to talk the talk. Not me!
[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]With the gazillion "apps" available and no WinXP for the iphone??[/citation]
Think about what you are saying. Apple putting a Microsoft operating system on one of their most successful items of all time. Apple would never do that, they are far too stuck up to do that.
I don't even want to think about it what with the small size of the screen and the tech support nightmares just trying to keep everything on it completely up to date and trying to keep Malware and other parasites of of it.
I can just see it now, go to accept a call and get a BSOD.
I should hope there would be a provision to physically connect this phone to a network so one can do a Remote Desktop Connection directly just to make tech support easier.
- Yeah, you bet I'm paranoid,
I don't even own a cell phone cause of how much I hate them
If it runs XP then it can probably be hacked to kingdom come (hacked in the good way and bad way). Imagine not needing to buy (a crappy re-interfaced app) Doom again, or just running emulators from all of your favorite classic consoles. If you're a business person, remote into your workstation from anywhere using the native OS capabilities. I would pay $800 for XP (7 in the future hopefully) this size in my pocket without the Cell Phone capabilities.
[citation][nom]Al Coholic[/nom]Windows XP is supported until 2014, however I would prefer to have openSUSE 11.2 on it. This would create a very useful device IMO.[/citation]I agree. Or at least some kind of linux distro. They have proven to be pretty useful.
Ok, now it is an 'Intel low voltage CPU'. That still leaves many possibilities. Could be a LV Xeon, a pentium IIIm, a ULV core, i960, pentium 4 mobile, and all the XScale processors (ARM). I am sure I have left out some Intel CPUs. Just guessing, I would guess the 'CPU' would be running an x86 instruction set...
[citation][nom]zak_mckraken[/nom]So, it's an overpriced Netbook we can talk with?[/citation]
there is nothing over priced about it. Its the same price as ANY smart phone sold today.
[citation][nom]jeffunit[/nom]An 'intel low voltage' what?An EEPROM? An Atom processor? A pentium 4? A core 2 quad? An I7? A LV Xeon?Intel makes many parts, and many different types of processors.[/citation]
Are you incapable of common sense at all? i highlt doubt any of thoise cpus will be in a phone. The cpu however really irrelavent it will just likely be the same as any other smart phone.. about 700mhz could be under clocked to 500 like most others untill they realise how slow it is.
[citation][nom]Igot1forya[/nom]If it can run XP it can run Linux or anything else for that matter[/citation]
perhaps but the reason i personaly want a xp phone is functionality. All these limited apple and linux phones out now (aka droid) are so damn limited on what i can put on them right now. I would love to see what freedome on a phone would be like with a real OS running it.
[citation][nom]EnFoRceR22[/nom]Are you incapable of common sense at all? i highlt doubt any of thoise cpus will be in a phone. The cpu however really irrelavent it will just likely be the same as any other smart phone.. about 700mhz could be under clocked to 500 like most others untill they realise how slow it is.[/citation]
Well, the article originally said 'an intel low-voltage', then it was cleverly edited to say 'an intel low-voltage cpu'. Still, without specifying what type of cpu, it is virtually meaningless. As I pointed out, intel makes several x86 processors, as well as ARM processors, and the i960. I am sure they make other processors as well. I am saddened that tomshardware would skip mentioning it was a cpu at all. Adding the word cpu doesn't fix the issue. Perhaps they should have said what type of cpu it was. I don't know where you got the 700mhz, as no frequency was specified...