Hardware Specification Requirement for Windows Mobile 7 Leaked

Submitted by lalit on January 28, 2010 - 9:33am.

Mobile-review’s editor Eldar Murtazin twitted yesterday “Playing with WM7 device – battery 1850mAh, working only 6-7 hours (half a day). So, desktop OS in mobile phones – welcome in MS world.” Eldar also revealed the minimum hardware specifications required for upcoming Windows Mobile 7. Evgenij Pavlov of HTC Russia informed Eldar that Windows Mobile 7’s minimal hardware requirements will be 1GHz CPU, 3.6-inch WVGA screen, 8GB onboard storage, 5-megapixel camera, compass and G-sensor.

The WM7 device seems relatively power hungry, as 1850mAh is a big battery compared to batteries present in devices like iPhone and it is only lasts for 6-7 hours. Also the minimum specifications are quite high showing that if Microsoft launches Windows Mobile 7 this year it will only be available on very high-end smartphones. Eldar didn’t provide any information about launch of Windows Mobile 7, but we should find out more at Mobile World Congress in February. We have heard that devices based on Windows Mobile 7 won’t come to the market till Q4 2010 or early next year.