Calling the Fujitsu LOOX F-07C an eccentric device is not a stretch -- in fact, it's one of the more unique smartphones we've seen in a fair length of time. Now available on NTT DoCoMo, the dual-booting hybrid is touted as "the world's smallest PC," since it can switch between Windows 7 and Symbian and offers a few netbook-worthy specs. It runs off a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z600 CPU (downclocked by 50 percent, unfortunately), a 32GB eMMC SSD, and 1GB LPDDR400 RAM, packed underneath a 4-inch SVGA (1024 x 600) LCD display. You can also take advantage of the 5-megapixel camera on the back, paired up with a VGA front-facing shooter. Things get a little strange when it comes to battery life, however; while you get up to 600 hours of standby time and 370 minutes of talk time in mobile phone mode, it gets sucked dry after just two hours when using Windows 7. If your smartphone just doesn't have enough brainpower to handle your daily grind, here's an alternative. Full press release with specs are after the break.
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Fujitsu Introduces Windows® 7 F-07C Mobile Phone

A compact PC that fits in the palm of your hands

Tokyo, July 21, 2011 - Fujitsu today announced that the new Windows® 7 F-07C mobile phone will be available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. beginning July 23, 2011.

The F-07C mobile phone, featuring Windows® 7, is the world's smallest PC that fits into the palm of the user's hand.

F-07C comes standard with a two-year license for Microsoft® Office Personal 2010-an essential business tool-and other basic PC functionality, in addition to convenient mobile phone features such as Osaifu-Keitai. By combining both PC and mobile phone functionality, F-07C opens the door to a range of new uses.

Background

F-07C is equipped with basic PC functionality, including Windows® 7, an Intel® Atom™ processor, a two-year Microsoft® Office Personal 2010 license, and the latest version of Windows® Internet Explorer® 9. Despite its compact form, users can fully use the F-07C as a PC.

With support for Osaifu-Keitai®, i-mode mail, i-concier®, and other services from Docomo, as well as security features like Omakase Lock®, the new mobile phone allows owners to take advantage of features that they are accustomed to using.

As users can switch between Windows® 7 PC mode and mobile phone mode with just the push of a button, they are able to access the mode of their choice at any time.

1. World's smallest Windows® 7 PC

-Fully equipped with basic PC features
With Windows® 7, an Intel® Atom™ processor, memory and a solid-state drive, the F-07C features functionality identical to that of a PC.
-Includes a two-year Microsoft® Office Personal 2010 license
The mobile phone comes standard with latest versions of common applications that are essential for business. Users can carry Office data that is employed company-wide with them on the go, making it possible to easily revise data while in the field.
-Features Windows® Internet Explorer® 9
The latest version of Windows® Internet Explorer® 9 features improved screen display performance, as well as a simple and easy-to-use user interface. Moreover, the mobile phone also includes Adobe® Flash® Player and Silverlight®, making it possible to browse a wide variety of websites.
-Focus on innovative operations and ease-of-use
A QWERTY keyboard layout, which can be operated the same as on a PC, makes text input smooth, and a trackball and left-click button enable simple mouse-like operations. As a large volume of information can be displayed on the mobile phone's 4-inch (1024 × 600) high-resolution LCD screen, scrolling is hassle-free when browsing the Internet.

2. Convenient mobile phone features like Osaifu-Keitai and security functions can be used without any special procedures

-Supports a wide range of services from Docomo
The mobile phone supports i-mode mail, as well as Osaifu-Keitai®, i-channel, i-concier, Oazukari Service for mobile phone data, and the latest services from Docomo, thereby giving owners access to features they are accustomed to using.
-Advanced security features
F-07C also supports i-mode services like Omakase Lock® and Mobile Phone Location Service™. In the event that the mobile phone is lost, users can remotely lock it and determine its approximate location, enabling worry-free operations.

3. Can be connected to peripheral devices with a USB/HDMA cradle set (sold separately)

By hooking up a keyboard or mouse to the USB port, users can easily edit Office files or connect to a printer to print. In addition, after connecting the mobile phone to a large-screen TV via an HDMA output connector, users can enjoy websites or captured photographs on the big screen.

Product Specifications

Size: 125 × 61 × 19.8 mm (19.8 mm at thickest point)
Weight: 218 g (with battery pack)
Continuous Standby Time: ~600 hours in FOMA 3G
Continuous Talk Time:
~370 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
~170 minutes in videophone mode
Display: ~4" wide SVGA touchscreen (1024 × 600 resolution)
Camera: (back side) 5.1 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
(inside) 0.32 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor (0.17 megapixel in Windows® 7 mode)
Color: Navy Black

Windows® 7 mode

OS: Windows® 7 Home Premium 32 bit Full Version (with SP1)
CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z600 processor (supports HT technology) (1.20GHz)
Main memory: Comes standard with 1GB/max 1GB (LPDDR400)
SSD: ~32 GB (eMMC)
Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/g/n (communications speed: up to 65Mbps)
Windows® 7 battery life: ~2 hours in Windows® 7 mode

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