Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 21:35 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In this day and age, it's really hard to stand out in the smartphone world. There's only so much you can do with the default slab design, and despite all the talk, iOS and Android are petty much the same thing in the grand scheme of things. Thank god for Japan, though. At least those guys have the sheer determination to build a smartphone which dual boots Symbian and... Windows 7. No, not Windows Phone 7. Windows 7.
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Questions
by organgtool on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 21:52 UTC
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2010-02-25

The article is light on details and begs several questions. Can it send and receive calls in Windows 7 mode? Does it synchronize contacts, email, bookmarks, SMS, call history, music, videos, photos, etc. between Symbian and Windows 7? Can it run any software developed for Windows 7?

As cool as this seems, I have a feeling that there is very little interest in using a phone with two different operating systems, but maybe this phone will prove me wrong.

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RE: Questions
by jgfenix on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 23:20 UTC in reply to "Questions"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

In Windows 7 mode you can´t use phone functions like make or recive calls.

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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 21:59 UTC
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2010-06-08

What about Meego?

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Symbian
by vivainio on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 22:13 UTC
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2008-12-26

Can you cite the source where Symbian is mentioned?

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Smallest PC?
by righard on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 22:16 UTC
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2007-12-26

My N900, which I do consider a PC, is just a little smaller then this thing.

EDIT: Bragging about who has the smallest, how very unnatural

Edited 2011-07-22 22:17 UTC

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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 22:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

A dual-booting smartphone? What next?
Wait a momen, I know what I want: a car which drives itsef

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by edgeofsanity on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 05:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
edgeofsanity Member since:
2011-06-10

well dual booting phones are not new. thanks to xda most windows mobile phones can boot to andriod. in fact my phone boots to windows mobile then i can choose to kill windows and start andriod. or let windows go on.

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Symbian on x86
by mappy on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 23:17 UTC
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2010-06-02

So.. it's an Atom? Running Symbian gives you 300x battery life?
When can we start dual-booting Symbian on netbooks? ;)

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RE: Symbian on x86
by JimB on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 23:57 UTC in reply to "Symbian on x86"
JimB Member since:
2006-12-29

So.. it's an Atom? Running Symbian gives you 300x battery life?
When can we start dual-booting Symbian on netbooks? ;)


Right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_netBook

Oh wait. ;)

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Comment by ajoffe
by ajoffe on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 23:47 UTC
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2006-05-27

Waiting for the Hackintosh version....

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Comment by AdrianoML
by AdrianoML on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 01:41 UTC
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2010-08-13

The windows 7 screenshot does not look anything like... uh, windows 7, besides a giant windows 7 logo.

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Comment by AaronMiller
by AaronMiller on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 05:25 UTC
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2011-05-23

Would this not be better as a tablet? I would prefer it booting to something like Haiku, personally. (Although, if I had the phone, I might try to get Hackintosh working on it...) Still, cool!

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 07:41 UTC
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2005-11-10

*Three* (count them) different application launching mechanisms on the Windows 7 screenshot. How awesome. Like, this phone would never getting annoying.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 08:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Who gives a crap. The vendor-supplied Windows 7 is the first go go.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by broken_symlink on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 13:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

i've never used windows 7, but are you sure the bottom one isn't showing currently running applications?

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Iâd buy one
by Florin.Crisan on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 14:31 UTC
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2008-04-21

I liked PDA phones when back when they were, you know, PDA phones, geeky and niche. Just when I thought phones were getting too mainstream to be interesting, this thing comes along. It’s completely pointless, probably not very practical, and utterly cool. Way to go Fujitsu.

Edited 2011-07-23 14:34 UTC

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RE: I'd buy one
by Florin.Crisan on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 14:35 UTC in reply to "Iâd buy one"
Florin.Crisan Member since:
2008-04-21

Guys, really, do something about the Unicode support. I'm sick of seeing weird characters on the site.

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I hereby turn in my geek card
by bornagainenguin on Sun 24th Jul 2011 01:40 UTC
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2005-08-07

I give up and abandon my delusions of being a geek. Why? Because when I realized that the mention of Windows 7 was not a typo, I asked myself why anyone would want such a thing.

A few years ago I might've gushed over how cool it would be to have a fully capable computer in your pocket like this--except I've been there and realized this sort of thing just doesn't work in practice.

Two years ago I might've pointed out that this is nothing new really and $CompanyName did it before, complete with link to their website and product page.

Last year I might've even smiled bemusedly as I tried to pretend to be impressed with it as a technology demonstration of how much power could be packed into such a small space.

Trying to do real work on such a tiny screen is for the birds. It just isn't worth it.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: I hereby turn in my geek card
by oiaohm on Sun 24th Jul 2011 04:14 UTC in reply to "I hereby turn in my geek card"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

Mostly because you are not thinking 1 word.

Dock.

I will bet the device will come with a dock so it can use full size screen and keyboard.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I will bet the device will come with a dock so it can use full size screen and keyboard.

I can't imagine windows7 on 600Mhz atom, as it is barely usable even on full-speed 1.6Ghz one.

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Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

I can't imagine windows7 on 600Mhz atom, as it is barely usable even on full-speed 1.6Ghz one.


Pure troll dude...

Take it from someone who actually tried it: XP, Vista and Win 7 runs perfectly ok on a single core 600MHz Atom / 1GB Ram.

Even Vista does so better than any current version of Ubuntu (8.04 or higher).

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Take it from someone who actually tried it: XP, Vista and Win 7 runs perfectly ok on a single core 600MHz Atom / 1GB Ram.

LOL. What did you tried to do? Stare at desktop icons?
I have HP Mini210 - atom N470@1.83GHz with HT and 2GB.
Windows7 with Chrome running slow like hell.

Even Vista does so better than any current version of Ubuntu (8.04 or higher).
Yes, so what?
HP has SplashTop or whatever it is called.
It is so slow what it can't even accept keyboard input in realtime =)

Edited 2011-07-25 11:51 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I have HP Mini210 - atom N470@1.83GHz with HT and 2GB.
Windows7 with Chrome running slow like hell.


Uh. That makes no sense. My server is an Atom-based machine running Windows 7 and it can run a Minecraft server with several players comfortably. It can do live conversion and streaming of video to my iPad.

Me thinks you're trolling.

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Windows 7 UI?
by macinnisrr on Sun 24th Jul 2011 15:37 UTC
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2009-11-12

That has got to be the ugliest UI I've ever seen. It looks like Ubuntu Unity with a Mac OSX dock. Why is the dock 3D, while the other, ummm, dock, isn't. It doesn't even make sense.

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Fujitsu F-07C?
by kurkosdr on Mon 25th Jul 2011 07:53 UTC
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2011-04-11

Even if someone wants to buy it, they will probably won't remember the name.

What's with Japanese and Korean companies and weird code-like names?

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