We have seen tablets powered by the powerful quad core Tegra 3 processor. We have seen Laptops running 4 operating systems at a time but Fujitsu has gone one step ahead by launching a Smartphone which is capable dual-booting between Symbian OS and Windows 7, NOT Windows Phone 7. (Dual-booting is when you run two operating systems on a device, one at a time).
Fujitsu F-07C, which the company (Fujitsu) claims to be the world’s smallest PC, runs Windows 7 as the operating system and comes with a two-year license for Microsoft Office Personal 2010. The device can also work as a phone and with just a push of a button you can switch to the mobile phone mode which is powered by Symbian.
Here are some specs and features of the device:
- Display: 4inch wide SVGA touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels
- Processor: Intel Atom Z600 (1.2 GHz) processor
- Internet Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G
- Camera: 5.1 megapixel at the back and 0.32 megapixel front camera
- Storage: 32 GB Solid State Drive
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Battery Life: Up to 600 hours in Symbian (mobile phone 3G mode) and just 2 hours in Windows 7 mode.
- Dimensions: 12.5 by 6.1 by 1.98 cm
- Weight: 218 grams, with battery
All of the above looks good, except the mere 2 hours battery life while operating the phone in Windows 7 phone mode. At such less battery life, the phone loses it’s use as a tablet! There has been no mention about the price of this phone from Fujitsu, yet.