When even the purpose of our own existence continues to be a mystery, Taiwan-based ITG has every right to sell a desktop OS-running phone that apparently has no clearly defined purpose. By the same token, it also has the right to come up with a successor to that pointless phone. And that’s exactly what ITG plans to do.
The Taiwan-based company has announced a Windows 8-running successor to its hugely disappointing XP-running xpPhone. Where specs are concerned, the xpPhone 2 is a throwback to the days when netbooks were still a rage. It features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 2GB RAM and up to 112GB of solid-state storage. It sports a 4.3-inch display, which is slightly smaller compared to the original’s 4.8-inch screen.
ITG expects to begin shipping the phone as early as January. But early adopters will have to make do with Windows 7 as Windows 8 won’t be out until much later in 2012.