While other companies are enamored with Google’s Android OS for mobile phones and other handheld products, the manufacturer behind the upcoming Magic W3 Windows 7 Computer + Smartphone is trailblazing a new path. Instead of a mobile operating system like Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 or HP Pre 3 webOS (the new upgrade to Palm’s webOS), the Magic W3 (which looks like your regular touchscreen smartphone) runs on a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium!
As per the company’s explanation, the Magic W3 is primarily geared as a pocket-sized computer with smartphone functions as an added bonus. Unlike the new LG Optimus 2X mobile phone which is powered by dual-core Tegra 2 and Android OS, the Magic W3 sticks to the market-tested Intel CPU. Inside it is a 1.6 Ghz Atom Z530 processor,1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and 32 GB of built-in solid state storage.
The Magic W3 smartphone and Windows computer has these specs and features: a 4.8-inch multi-touch screen display and is capable of playing 720p HD videos with ease. Despite its compact dimensions, this handheld is at par with most netbooks in terms of gaming and entertainment features. However, on top of its Windows 7 operating system, the Magic W3 also uses a special software called the Magic Telephony Touch User Interface which lets this mini-computer do voice calls and send MMS and SMS messages over any quad-band GSM network!
Accordingly, just like any other smartphone, the Magic W3 has 3G, Bluetooth, and WiFi b/g support. It also has GPS, accelerometer, dual microphones, stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Expansion for this device is also well-addressed. It’s got a mini-HDMI output, a mini-USB port, and a microSD slot.
Magic W3 smartphone and Windows 7 computer price and release date will soon be finalized. Stay tuned for for more updates on the new Magic W3 Windows computer and smartphone in one. I’m very excited about it and hopefully it will come to market before 2011 ends. As far as I know, there’s no other pocket-sized gadget right now that boasts a full Windows 7 OS.