By Stephen Schenck | July 21, 2011 1:58 PM
Want to really confuse your smartphone-saavy friends? Show up with Fujitsu’s just-announced F-07C Windows 7 phone. “You mean Windows Phone 7, right?” The mobile OS may be Microsoft’s focus when it comes to smartphones, but that’s not stopping Fujitsu from cramming a full-blown Windows 7 install into a pretty-much-normal-sized handset.
The hardware on this QWERTY slider, headed to NTT Docomo in Japan, would be right at home on a netbook; there’s a 1.2GHz Atom CPU, a gig of RAM, and 32GB of flash storage. The F-07C runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features a 4-inch LCD at 1024 x 600. Since this is still a smartphone, after all, look for a 5.1-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facer.
Weighing-in at 218 grams and measuring just under 20 millimeters thick, the F-07C is slightly bulkier than your average smartphone, but the versatility and huge software library it offers should more than make up for its size. Who cares about mobile Flash Player when you can just install the real thing? Running Windows 7 does come at a cost, though, with the smartphone’s battery only packing enough juice for about two hours of Windows action before it calls it quits. That may put a big dent in its utility, but there’s little denying that this looks like one heck of an impressive smartphone. It will be out in Japan later this week – no word on price.