Rumored Hardware Specs for Microsoft Zune Phone

The rumors around Microsoft's Pink—their fabled iPhone competitor—are gaining momentum even after Steve Ballmer repeatedly denied them. Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet has published the hardware guts of this beast.

According to her, this "may or may not be the final specs for the Windows Mobile 7 Chassis 1," the hardware specs necessary to run Windows Mobile 7. She says that it is also the heart of Pink, which the rumormongers say will be an iPhone/Pre/Android killer made by Microsoft: The infamous Zune Phone.

The list starts with core requirements that will make us very happy: ARM v6+ processor, with an Open GL ES 2.0-capable graphics chip—this may be the TI3430 or the Nvidia Tegra. To show all the eye candy there will be a 3.5" 800 x 480 or 854 x 480 pixels touchscreen. The specification also points out at other things in Pink, like 3-megapixel camera, GPS, light sensor, 3-axis compass, accelerometer, USB, Bluetooth, and full Wi-Fi support.

If this is all real and Microsoft actually releases a Windows 7 phone with these specs any time this year, the smartphone battlefield will really get interesting (and bloody.) [ZDnet]