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

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Tyellock

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for the size, it should be called a mini netbook with phone capabilities, since netbooks are getting close to laptop sizes
 

lamorpa

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[citation][nom]outacontrolpimp[/nom]I 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.[/citation]

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

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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[citation][nom]scytherswings[/nom]"...Sorry man, my phone crashed, damn viruses..." Linux would also make a nice alternative OS, seems like a nice platform[/citation]

LOL, next thing you know people will be buying it and dual booting to Ubuntu... Hey it doesn't make calls but it can host a web page!
 

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$600 would get your a lot of laptop, but that laptop probably won't have 3g, gps, or anything that allows it to make phone calls or send text messages conveniently.
 

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carrying that chunk of lard around is not what i would call convenient. Handy, maybe, but not too convenient if you're gonna call it a phone
 

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I supported this phone a lot on here but looking at the battery life it's not that impressive compared to the netbooks, tablets, and color e-readers coming to market.It would be cheaper to get a Palm Pre, install the tethering app, and carrying around a tablet. This phone is for those who need windows xp/7 compatibility bang, right in their pocket.
 

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This thing has to be at least as big as the nokia n800 (which i own) and there's no way i'd put that thing in my pocket all day. I'd break it in half
 

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interesting but it looks a little bulky. I hope Microsoft also releases the supposed Zune HD mobile phone as well and post pictures soon! I will get that over any Apple Iphone any day.
 

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It won't run Windows 7.

Here's why:

"4.8 inches TFT Touch-screen LCD 800*480"

Minimum screen size for Windows 7 is 1024x768 (height of screen being the most important factor - that's why 16:9 LCD's are now 1366x768 instead of the older 1280x720 resolution).

800x480 is just a wide version of 640x480, which isn't even the minimum recommended screen size for XP (for XP, it's 800x600).

Applications (and the Windows UI) just won't fit on the screen properly.
 

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This should be well received by consumers, in particular tech enthusiasts. I dont know what worldwide cell carriers will think, but I can tell you right now that the providers in Canada will resist this thing like its H1N1!

The tradeoff for my grandfathered, blink-and-theyll-take-it-away, $15 unlimited 'on-device' data plan is 8$/MB tethering (there are ways around that in windows mobile, but dont tell telus).

Id bet good $$ that if I were to get this phone on my plan, and if telus found out its a phone with true desktop functionality, they would try2 call it tethering (or using my smartphone plan on a PC), and deliver me a 5 digit bill. Really theres no way they would allow it on a voice/smartphone plan.

OTOH, without the voice plan they charge $30/month for 500MB(!) for a 3g data stick. Going that route I think I would prefer data only on a net/notebook then on this.
 
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