I wasn't quite expecting this bad boy to be talked about during the week of CES, but the ITG xpPhone 2's release has been reconfirmed via email to us today.
The successor to the original xpPhone comes with some pretty nice specs for such a small device, including a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to a cool 112GB of solid-state storage. The screen measures 4.3-inches diagonally. As an added bonus, the xpPhone 2 achieves up to 18.5 hours of continuous talk time, which is a pretty amazing feat by any standards.
Unfortunately, there isn't a set price yet but I would expect one quite soon. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to all of your thoughts on this new UMPC/smartphone hybrid, and if you'll be spending your hard-earned cash on it when it's released.
We should be getting a sample unit in for review some time after the xpPhone 2's formal press conference this month, so stay tuned.