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.
It’s been almost two years since ITG first started teasing us with spy shots of the xpPhone, and the landscape its facing today is a drastically different place. Windows 7 has hit on the desktop end, and Windows Phone 7 is finally showing up Apple users everywhere. Despite all the changes however the inner geek in me is very interested by what I’m seeing.
Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard (arrows and all) this 4.8 inch device has a spec sheet that reads more like a list of things Steve Jobs would never put on a phone than an official press release. USB, VGA, and GPS all come standard on either the 8 or 16GB editions all powered by an AMD CPU. It’s quite a bit of hardware under the hood, but it comes with a pretty steep price tag as well. The 8GB version will run you $798, with a DOS only version for the cheapskates priced at $666.
I’m not sure I really want Windows XP on my phone, or DOS for that matter, but it certainly would be fun to play around with for a few days. Anyone out there interested?