Possible specs for Microsoft’s Pink phone, Windows Mobile 7

Windows Mobile 7 is still quite far away (it should come in 2010), but it looks like we can already get a glimpse of it.

The folks over at ZDNet have stumbled upon a list of specs that, reportedly, are for “the Windows Mobile 7 Chassis 1”.  

Apparently, the Chassis 1 is the heart of the rumored Microsoft Pink phone and it could also be used in other Windows Mobile 7 handsets.

It’s said that the leaked list comes from a trustworthy source, although it’s a few months old – thus the specs might have changed in the meantime.


Anyway, without further ado, here’s exactly what ZDNet says the WM7 Chassis 1 specifications might be:

Core requirements:
Processor: ARM v6+, L2 Cache, VFP, Open GL ES 2.0 graphics HW (examples: QCOM 8k, Nvidia AP15/16, TI 3430)
Memory: 256MB+ DRAM, 1G+ Flash (at least 512MB fast flash – 5MB/s unbuffered read @4K block size)
Display:  WVGA (800 × 480) or FWVGA (854 × 480) 3.5” or greater diagonal
Touch: Multi-touch required
Battery: Sufficient to meet Days of Use LTK requirements.
Controls: Start, Back, Send and End are required (soft controls allowed as long as they are always present).

Camera: 3MP+, flash optional, 2nd camera optional (VGA resolution sufficient)
GPS: aGPS required
Sensors required: Light Sensor, Compass (3 axis, 5 degrees, 100 Hz sample rate), Accelerometer (3 axis, 2mg resolution, 100 Hz sample rate)
USB: High speed required, 20 MB/s transfer rate.
BlueTooth: BT2.1 required, must run MSFT BT stack, CSR BlueCore6 or later recommended.
Wi-Fi: 802.11B/G required, must run MSFT Native Wi-Fi stack, Atheros 6002 or Broadcomm 4325 recommended.
Connectors: Micro USB and 3.5mm Audio required.

FM tuner:  If tuner HW is present it will be detected and supported by the Media application.
SD Card (Micro SD recommended)
DPAD, qwerty or 12/20 key keyboards all optional

So we’re looking at high-end devices that will most likely be capable of competing with what Apple, Nokia and Palm would release next year.

Hopefully, Microsoft and its partners (HTC, Samsung, LG and so on) will not disappoint when the actual WM7 phones come out.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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