About a week after we got our first glimpse of a mysterious (and questionably legitimate) Windows 7 and Symbian UMPC/MID phone supposedly called the Fujitsu LOOX F-07C, there was a break in the case. While we were looking in the opposite direction, presumably at some shiny new something running Android, a leaked product brochure detailing the device's full specs tiptoed past us and quietly eased back into the shadows.
Now it's time to pull it back into the harsh light of the internet.
Pocketables reader Alex discovered the first clue, a scanned spec sheet that looks so real that the print on the other side of the page is visible, and the rest of the pieces fell into place after a quick search through the archives of juggly.cn, the site that originally broke the news about the F-07C.
But enough with the back story. Let's just get right down to the specs, which is all we really care about anyway.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium / Symbian (i-mode)
Size: 125mm (H) × 61mm (W) × 19.8mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 213g
Display: 4 inches, 1024 × 600 (WSVGA) TFT LCD touch panel
CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z600
GPU: Intel 600 GMA, Direct X 9.0 support
Memory: 1GB (LPDDR400)
Storage: 32GB SSD
Micro SD: Up to 32GB
Main camera: 5.1MP (?)
Sub-camera: 1.7MP (?)
Network: GSM, FOMA/3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB
Sensors: Proximity, light, A-GPS
Battery life: 350 hours standby in phone mode, 1.6 to 2 hours in Windows 7 mode
The specs sheet unfortunately suggests that some of the hardware and other features aren't accessible in Windows 7 mode, though if those battery estimates are accurate (2 hours max?!), then you wouldn't be able to take advantage of much of it anyway.
I was skeptical about the F-07C when I first saw it, but I have to say that the evidence is mounting and now I'm pretty convinced it's a real product that NTT DoCoMo will bring to Japan this summer. Their lineup already includes a series of F-0xC models, and the F-07C looks to be up next.
The "FMV LOOX" part of its name is in keeping with Fujitsu's standard LOOX brand of pasokon (personal computer)—that's what パソコン in the image above means—so it makes sense that this hybrid UMPC/MID phone would combine both naming conventions.
There's no evidence of the FMV LOOX F-07C on Fujitsu Japan's website right now, but I have a feeling we'll find out something more official soon. I'm following up on a couple of leads right now and will report back if I hear anything newsworthy.