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It’s rare nowadays to see a smartphone manufacturer producing a new Windows phone given the operating system’s small market share. But WhartonBrooks is brave enough to develop a new Windows 10 Mobile handset, and the company gives us a glimpse of what its Cerulean Windows phone looks like prior to launch.
Designed by fans for fans, the handset made its initial debut on Twitter, bubble-wrapped and unnamed. Based on impressions of its initial appearance, the device looks like a version of the Coship Moly PCPhone W6.
As a quick recap, the 6-inch Coship Moly PCPhone W6 packs 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 13-megapixel camera. It also features USB-C and Continuum for Phones support. The phone shows off a 1920×1080 display and includes an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood.
It was five months ago when WhartonBrooks announced that it was building a Windows phone. The company has lofty ambitions for its Windows handset, promising to launch the “most disruptive” device since the smartphone’s advent in 2000.
It’s quite interesting to see how WhartonBrooks plans to compete with market titans Apple and Google. More to the point, the Cerulean Windows 10 Mobile handset would be a game-changer if at least it can draw a huge following. At present, Windows 10 Mobile sits in the lowest rung of the mobile operating system market. NetMarketShare’s December 2016 report, for example, shows the OS is still irrelevant to the majority of mobile users.
It’s hard to tell now whether the Cerulean Windows 10 phone can reverse that trend. The image posted on Twitter does not reveal much. WhartonBrooks is also mum on the phone’s specs, pricing, availability, and other details. We’ll have to wait until the launch day, it seems.