XPPhone combines a phone and a computer

Updated on 21 September 2009 by

xpphone We saw an influx of these sort of devices at this year’s Computex, but it looks like we are now seeing the first honest attempt to bring one to market.

You’ve probably picked up by now, but the XPPhone is a mobile computer (running Windows XP) that packs in a bunch of wireless and ceullar radios to make it also function as a phone. It supports most 3G specifications and even has optional WiMAX.

In general, the idea of a Windows XP running phone isn’t one that I’d be very excited about because it would mean most likely having a really hot phone in your pocket that would quickly run out of battery life. However, adding some viability to the device, the XPPhone claims to be able to wake up from standby when there is an incoming call or SMS, which makes this whole concept a bit more realistic. Still, I don’t know how fun it will be to pull the thing out of your pocket, send a text, then put it back into standby. I’m sure someone out there will love it though. Here are the specs according to the official website:

    • 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
    • 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 (include VGA output signal ),1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
    • Power Management:
    • 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)

24 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Lang says:

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  3. ゲンジンアロ says:

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  4. TareX says:

    The only amazing thing about it is having the gigantic spectrum of WinXP programs in your pocket…. including MSN messenger and Skype video calls… Photoshop… full desktop browser..etc

    But other than that, it is NOT a mobile OS and was never meant to be. There’s a reason why mobile OSes are stripped down and fast, it’s because phones are made for productivity on the go…

  5. Rick F. Barnes says:

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  6. Vakeros says:

    It is big and heavy for a phone. But as a competitor for UMID and Viliv and the bonus of phone calls it is worth considering.

  7. peejay says:

    Looks like an Everun with a slide-out keyboard. Which is no bad thing!

  8. squirrel says:

    Ben, Chippy – what do you think about this – 5,6″(!) , 350 gm (!) XP-based MID ?

  9. Vakeros says:

    I like it – would rather have 1xUSB 2.0 and 1x mini-USB as host/charger (or put that in place of the power in.)
    If it is a slider then lovely.

  10. gurry says:

    Can anyone asy OQO?

    Its like the love child of an oqo and the french version of an Aigo with phone function.

  11. DavidC1 says:

    The technical specs look pretty amazing for the power and the out of standby via incoming call part. The CPU is not(only CPU remotely capable of running XP at that sort of power is the Geode series that’s not Athlon core, since it happens to be full SoC).

    But what I would really want is thing like this with WiMax and a proper VoIP service(one that includes everything on a regular phone like emergency service). Now that would be sweet since I won’t have to pay for Internet and celluar service(which compared to internet per KB is VERY expensive), but a combined one at regular broadband internet prices, plus a internet everywhere. :)

  12. alex says:


    That link looks interesting. 6″ MID produced in China, I hope it’s well priced like other Chinese MIDs!

    I’m also interested in how AMD can put out a low-power processor clocked at 1ghz in the XPphone. Hopefully the graphics are better than Intel’s current UMPC solutions…

  13. yamete888 says:

    As I mentioned on another well-know forum, I wonder how many of us are serious about it, and will actually fill-out the “pre-order” form:


    I just did a couple days ago, maybe we’ll get good news? Like someone said b4, it’s a tad big for a phone, but as a phone-enable UMPC, it definitively has potentials!

  14. Linuxslate says:

    Yes, but does it run Linux?
    (Slashdot meme, but in this case, I mean it.) Ubuntu Netboook Remix, with drivers for most of the hardware and some sort of (even simple) dialer, and I’d be there. Why put all that effort into a design based on an OS that the OS vendor wants to get rid of?

  15. yet_another_guest says:

    I know AMD’s Geode, Athlon, Turion, Phenom and also the upcoming new Neo processor line up, but I have no idea what an AMD Super Mobile CPU could be; also, the inclusion of all current 3G standards (W-CDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA) seems a bit utopic since it cannot be done with a single chipset.

    I think there is a smell of vapour ware around this device. Perhaps it will be shipped with Duke Nukem Forever.

  16. Ben says:

    +1 internet point for Duke Nukem Forever reference.

  17. yamete888 says:

    Hmmm…I wonder, in light of the new UMID M2, would ITG (the makers of the XPPHONE) try to speed up XPPHONE’s launch in order to gain market penetration b4 the M2 arrives? The “plus” for the XPPHONE is its suppossedly integrated phone capabilities into the unit…hmmm…

  18. Delgadilloaaron says:

    Hmmm Moblin 2.1 on this device wont be too shabby.

  19. gadgety says:

    I like the integrated phone. Use it with a bluetooth watch and SmartMadSoft’s software, together with a bt earpiece and you won’t have to pull it out of the bag (or pocket if you have large ones) to see who’s calling, to answer calls, to get SMS’s, etc etc. Suddenly it looks more appealing.

  20. Dez says:

    It didn’t work for me, can you give us some more information?

  21. Phone blocker says:

    Interesting article as for me. I’d like to read a bit more concerning this matter.

  22. смотреть эротику says:

    с праздником 23 февраля!!!

  23. музыка на телефон says:

    the cool!)

  24. torrent says:

    ну а если подробнее? название о другом говорит)

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