When you develop a product with a large group of companies, sometimes it is hard to keep everybody’s mouth shut. During the WM6 Japanese Edition press conference this morning, Microsoft was a bit too excited with what they’ve been working on with Sharp and Willcom. So here it goes, up on the screen for the gasping fans, people who have been following the viral marketing teaser site. This is just one day before the official announcement.
We are sure that this sexy tablet (far right in the picture above) will run on Willcom’s PHS network in Japan, with WM6 Classic (=WM6 Professional minus VOIP, and it is not supposed to support voice calling, but we have no idea why Willcom chose this license instead) on board. And from the code we got from the teaser site, we can predict that it will have a 3″ WVGA TFT screen, 520Mhz CPU, 256MB flash 128MB SDRAM, 17.8mm thin and weighing at 156.9grams. Ah well, the damage is done and Willcom is likely to file a complaint. — Sam Chan
UPDATE: the leaked picture of the WS011SH turned out to be a different reference design. All the specifications aforementioned are correct nevertheless. The product page went live on June 7 here. The device can indeed make voice calls over PHS, we’ve triple checked on that.