Who would have thought that the dual booting fever/environment would catch on in the world of smartphones? Yet, that is exactly what happened with the Fujitsu Loox F-07C, where it will arrive in the Land of the Rising Sun via NTT DoCoMo. In the telco company’s preliminary specifications sheet, this landscape slider of a smartphone tips the scales at just 7.69 ounces, and is capable of running not only Symbian but Windows 7 as well (Home Premium, 32-bit Japanese edition). Imagine that – a modern day handset that packs in all the power required to run a full fledged desktop operating system! Of course, your eyes will not appreciate Windows 7 on a small 4″ LCD display at 1,024 x 600 resolution, since we are already so much more used to something larger. To know what runs underneath the hood, read on after the jump.
An Intel Atom 1.2GHz processor will power this device, where it will be accompanied by 1GB RAM, 32GB of storage space on an eMMC, a microSDHC memory card slot, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with face detection capability, and a VGA front-facing camera for video conference calls.
Battery life would be the main concern here – we are looking at 600 minutes of standby time, and 370 minutes of talk time, although when you are running Windows 7, you will just have to be happy with 2 hours of juice. No idea on how much this will cost, but it is one of the more unique releases to start off the week with.
Nokia 808 PureView gets May Release Date
After the Nokia 808 Pureview in all its MegaPixel goodness got an award last week, the company has just announced that it will be hitting stores sometime this May. Seeing as we’re already in the second day of the month, we’ll just have to wait until a more precise release date comes up for the Symbian-Belle powered device with its massive 41MP camera. From the announcement, the first countries that will receive the device will be Russia and India with additional countries coming in a later announcement.
Microsoft Office Released For Symbian Belle Devices
As far as everyone could have seen Nokia and Microsoft have focused their partnership into ensuring that Nokia’s Windows Phone range of products are the best that they could possibly be. Apparently things have been happening in the works and both companies have remembered the Symbian Belle range of products which only came out recently. Microsoft has released its Office applications to Nokia’s previous operating system of choice. The Microsoft Office apps that were included for the mobile devices were Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Nokia PureView 808 Pre-Orders in Europe Begin, Shipping Expected in May
The Nokia PureView that was shown off by Nokia in MWC this year is much like any other smartphone nowadays except for two things. The first is that it is running on Nokia’s Symbian OS. The second is what users will want this device for; a whopping 41MP camera. Besides that, the phone will have a 1.3 GHz single-core chip, a 4-inch display with a 360×640 (nHD) resolution, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of storage space which can be expanded with a microSD and a Pentaband modem.