Developer Creates Dual-Boot Smartphone: iPhone and Windows Mobile *UPDATED*

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UPDATE: It’s quite possible that this is part of a hoax. While the video below seems reasonable, the other applications described on the site that is its source are less so.  And the site is prominently advertising a single product.

There’s good news for those who want to double the usefulness of their iPhone: a developer will soon release an application that will allow Apple’s smartphone to run Windows Mobile.

Norwegian Erik Kristiansen has created a dual-boot application for the iPhone, similar to Apple’s Boot Camp for its PCs. It allows users to run either Windows Mobile or the standard iPhone operating system. This isn’t an emulator, and the two OSs can’t run simultaneously.

Kristiansen gave a brief demonstration and interview at the myPhone2008 event:

 
The beta being demonstrated certainly appears to have the basic functionality of Windows Mobile, but details are scant. For example, it’s not clear if Windows Mobile applications will be able to access the iPhone’s entire internal storage, or only a partition.

This iPhone application is scheduled to be released in January of next year. Pricing is not yet known.

Naturally, it will not be available through the official App Store, as Apple has forbidden emulators and similar software to be sold through its store.

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