Possible hardware specs for Zune HD, Microsoft Pink phone emerge

May 12, 2009
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Possible hardware specs for Zune HD, Microsoft Pink phone emerge

We just heard earlier today that Microsoft developers themselves might have tipped off the upcoming launch of Zune phone in June, but now we're learning even more about what a Zune HD or project Pink phone might look like. On the inside, that is.

These are just rumors as well, but it's pretty interesting to see what might make it into the final specs of Windows Mobile 7 Chassis 1. This Chassis 1 is the primary thing that's been driving project Pink phone rumors, so just what on earth is all the fuss about?

A source has revealed that Windows Mobile 7 Chassis 1 will look like the following:

WM7 Chassis 1 Specification

Core requirements:
Processor: ARM v6+, L2 Cache, VFP, Open GL ES 2.0 graphics HW (QCOM 8k, Nvidia AP15/16* and TI 3430 all meet spec)
Memory: 256MB+ DRAM, 1G+ Flash (at least 512MB fast flash – 5MB/s unbuffered read @4K block size)
Display: WVGA (800×480) or FWVGA (854×480) 3.5” or greater diagonal
Touch: Multi-touch required
Battery: Sufficient to meet Days of Use LTK requirements.
Controls: Start, Back, Send and End are required (soft controls allowed as long as they are always present).

Peripherals:
Camera: 3MP+, flash optional, 2nd camera optional (VGA resolution sufficient)
GPS: aGPS required
Sensors required: Light Sensor, Compass (3 axis, 5 degrees, 100 Hz sample rate), Accelerometer (3 axis, 2mg resolution, 100 Hz sample rate)
USB: High speed required, 20 MB/s transfer rate.
BlueTooth: BT2.1 required, must run MSFT BT stack, CSR BlueCore6 or later recommended.
Wi-Fi: 802.11B/G required, must run MSFT Native Wi-Fi stack, Atheros 6002 or Broadcomm 4325 recommended.
Connectors: Micro USB and 3.5mm Audio required.

Options:
FM tuner: If tuner HW is present it will be detected and supported by the Media application.
Haptics
SD Card (Micro SD recommended)
DPAD, qwerty or 12/20 key keyboards all optional

So what does this mean, folks? What stands out to you in comparison to other smartphones out there and previous versions of WinMo?


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