Incredible Shrinking OS: xpPhone offers desktop power in your pocket

This week's tech news will likely be owned by iPhone 3.0 hype, but another smart phone from China called the xpPhone deserves its own share of attention. Unveiled at the recent Computex 2009 in Taipei, the phone is purportedly the first mobile phone to run Windows XP.

Several important details regarding the phone, such as its processor specs, were kept secret by the company but the prototype device appears to offer a number of functions. The xpPhone features a QWERTY keypad, a USB port, SIM card slot, and an LCD touchscreen. No details on pricing or availability, but if this works as advertised it may raise the expectation bar on even the latest iteration of the iPhone.

Via Gizmowatch