ITG xpPhone Runs Windows XP, Taking Pre-Orders

The xpPhone has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, GPS, notebook-specs and runs a full-blown copy of Windows XP. Seriously. And while I'm still skeptical about the need for XP, the phone has come a long way since I saw it at Computex.

China's In Technology Group (ITG) has now posted an English-friendly page for unpriced pre-orders. Those interested can choose a 3G module based on your necessary frequency (AT&T, Vodafone, and Orange are listed).

Not only has the QWERTY-slider much improved cosmetically since I first saw a working prototype in June, but we now know the full specs (see below). Crazy, right? Not listed is the screen's 1920x1200 resolution, or that both a the solid-state and standard hard disks are included for when you need to save power.

It almost sounds too good to be true, so I'll be watching this one closely. The xpPhone could either be one of the most powerful phones yet, or a failure of epic proportions. I'll let you know when I find out more on pricing/availability—or any plans for an actual release. [ITG via Slashgear via Pocketables]

Configuration • CPU: AMD Super Mobile CPU • Memory: 512M/1G • SSD: 8G/16G/32G/64G • HDD: 30G/60G/80G/120G • LCD: 4.8' TFT Touch-screen LCD 800*480 • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP • Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA (HSDPA/HSUPA) • CDMA/CDMA2000 1X/CDMA1X EVDO,TD-SCDMA,TD-HSDPA • Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g,WiMax(optional),Buletooth,Stand-alone GPS • Camera Specifications:CMOS, 300k/1.3 Million • Ports: 1 x earphone jack, 1 x microphone jack,Docking Connector (includes VGA output signal ), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot • Battery: Removable Lithium-ion • Talk time: about 5 hours,Stand by time: about 5 days • Real life: about 7 hours(Standard), about 12 hours(Large) • Talk time: Standby time,Operation time may vary depending different usage. • Weight: 400g (include battery)

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