Here are the first shots of the VPC08 in action. The hardware looks faithful to those renders we saw mid-November, and includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Atom Z500 CPU, and separate phone controls with a second 2-inch screen.
A new order page reveals some surprising new info on the netbook-like xpPhone. Looks like 4.3-, 4.8- and tablet-style 7-inch touchscreen versions will be available, and you'll be able to add a 5-megapixel camera, Windows 7, and dual GSM/CDMA support.
Remember the xpPhone? The 4.8-inch touchscreen slider has netbook-like specs, some sort of "AMD Super Mobile CPU", and runs a full-blown copy of Windows XP. They've just sent through shots of its phone-function interface…and they actually look pretty good.
The xpPhone has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, GPS, notebook-specs, and runs a full-blown copy of Windows XP. Seriously. And while I'm still skeptical about the use of XP, the phone has come a long way since I saw it at Computex.