For over six months there have been rumors about a 'phone' developed by the Chinese manufacturer ITG that is operating on Windows XP. A new video recently surfaced providing a short demonstration of the xpPhone, as the device is fittingly branded. The xpPhone is best described as a hybrid between a netbook and a smartphone; the device is too small to fit within the first category, but significantly larger, heavier and more powerful than a traditional smartphone.
Regardless of the device's category, the xpPhone's specifications are very impressive for a 'phone'. It is powered by an AMD Super Mobile processor, of which the details are still unknown. 512 MB or 1 GB of memory can be used, with storage being provided by an 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB SSD or 30, 60, 80 or 120 GB conventional hard disk. The 4,8-inch TFT-screen sports a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Apart from support for all conventional networking, the phone also sports an 802.11b/g networking module, WiMax and Bluetooth. There's choice between a 0,3 and 1,3 megapixel camera with CMOS sensor. Connectivity options include two audio jacks for respectively headphones and microphone, as well as a dockingconnector with support for VGA-signals and a single USB2.0-port. A slidable QWERTY keyboard with integrated mousepad is used to control the device.
The Lithium-ion battery allows for a conversation time of up to give hours, with a specified standby time of five days, Including the battery, the phone weighs about 400 grams. As mentioned, it operates using Windows XP.
As of yet, it's still unknown whether the xpPhone will be released as a consumer product, and if so, at which price point. For now, all we have is the demonstrational video and some images.