of the smartest Apple developments was
Boot Camp for Mac OS X which allows a
user to run Windows XP or Windows Vista on a Mac. Now, a kind of - let's say -
"Mobile Boot Camp" might hit the
Apple iPhone as well. Sure enough, this time it's
neither developed nor supported by Apple itself but by Norwegian developer Erik
Kristiansen who developed his own Boot Camp which either runs his iPhone with the
original Apple OS or alternatively with Windows Mobile Professional. Sure, the video bellow could be a fake as well but for
now we take him by his word:
Not yet released, Kristiansen said during the
that a public release can be expected early next year and that this hack will be
released as open source.
UPDATE: Okay, looks like we (I, the bloggers, the Internet, the Windows
Mobile users) were "too excited" (?) by running Windows Mobile on iPhone
hardware. As it turned out (thanks for the comments and E-Mails), the video and
the whole story above is a hoax and part of a viral marketing campaign from
a maker of surround-sound systems for PCs, handhelds and other things that need
While I'm not sure what they expected to get from such a viral marketing
campaign, their idea had 5 minutes of fame; and now back to serious business.
Why would you possibly want to run Windows on your iPhone!
Posted by Arne Hess on 13.10.08 - 17:29:06
Well, I would run Windows Mobile on an iPhone. Cool OS on a nearly great HW. ;-)
Posted by PJD on 13.10.08 - 17:41:37
WOW! It is just amazing how fast a fakedinformation spreads throught all the gadget-websites: Nobody even slightly checks if it is true. Here are some hints that this is a fake:
technical - Windows Mobil boots in only 15 seconds - never seen it that fast - Why release in Januar? - The kids "pressing" buttons and screen is not very convincing
About the Website - This congress supposingly took place in las vegas, but no specific adress is given - i believe there are a alot more than one convention centers there - there are 5 videos on the frontpage of the event - two of them are fake for sure (ipod-metalldetecor and food analyzer), 2 are about a music player with enhanced playback-capabilitys and one is the Win Mobil IPhone. - Then you look closely you find under Contact -> Impress a Company called "sonic emotion AG" from switzerland - Did I mention that the two videos about the audioplayer are the only ones which give you any information how they are? - Did I mention that the company of this two videos is "sonic emotion"?
Posted by Sir Andrew on 23.10.08 - 16:34:33
It is a fake! iPhone haven't hardware for WM running. It's just video from some WM device played on iPhone.