TPM-VIPNI (X86 on ARM) PCP “Professional Computer Phone”

TPM – VIPNI PCP (Professional Computer Phone)

“TPM VIPNI” is the latest concept phone designed by Innovator/Designer Imran sheikh. This device is not just another cell phone or a new UMPC device. It’s something more than that; It’s referred  as a PCP i.e. “Professional Computer Phone”. The design of TPM VIPINI began with inspiration to create a device that can bring power of a full blown professional computer to Pocket. A device that can help us perform our professional work without any compromise to battery power, usability and pocketability. This device should have all the usability and productivity of “X86” architecture along with all the reliability and dependability of ARM processing.
Please note, like other devices on our site thepowermachines.com this phone also doesn’t belong to any company but TPM aka “Thepowermachines.com”… the design is Original and is not inspired from anywhere, or upgrade to any existing design/device

 

The OS of choice for TPM VIPNI is Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (not Windows RT for ARM), which Dual boots along with the secondary mobile operating system Windows Phone 8. This is possible with the power of “ARM” because this whole system is powered by Quad Core ARM Processor.

All these features allow users perform their professional work with ease on a light weight energy efficient pocketable yet reliable eco system of ARM while keeping the device sleek enough (thickness of 9.8 mm).

Size Comparision between “The Legends” 

X86 on ARM How?

The main purpose of the TPM-VIPNI PCP is to provide power of X86 & usability of ARM in one device at the same time. The problem with X86 processors is that they are less energy efficient and emit lots of heat while on the other hand ARM processors are powerful yet more heat and energy efficient.

So what we did in TPM-VIPNI is that we used ARM Processor to power a full blown X86 Operating System i.e. Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (not the ARM one).

Below is the diagram of the concept that explains how it is done.

The concept diagram explains how a super under clocked X86 processor is used as an interpreter or a bridge between the Quad core ARM processor and the X86 based operating system.

Design Elements

  1. Unique “Leaf Odd Curve” body design

  1. Original TPM.KEYBOARD.1design keyboard This keyboard features:
  • A full QWERTY layout
  • Designed with all PC keyboard function and control keys
  • Integrated mouse with three mouse buttons
  • Integrated gaming keypad
  • Grip angle key rotation
  • Relocated numeric keys for semi slide to reveal


Operates in two modes:

  • Feather mode (capacitive mode) for fast finger typing
  • Thumb mode for thumb press typing

Integrated Mouse Features:

  • Original dual located mouse i.e. buttons at one position & mouse pad at other position
  • Gives user a comfort of using both hands in mouse operations

Even useful for designers and hardcore gamers

Integrated Gamepad Features:

Unique arrangement of buttons and keyboard design keeping usability for hardcore gamers in mind without losing the functionality of QWERTY layout. This gives users a unique experience to switch between gaming and professional work without hassle.

Blank Button:

  • This keyboard is designed with a blank button and it is not there by mistake. The reason I added this button on keypad is for times when we need to keep screen or monitor awake for something important but the screen turns off due to timeout.

In such a scenario if we press a button or keep pressing a button taking the risk of that button not to be on the command list of that particular program (e.g. 3dsmax or Photoshop with lots of shortcuts), So to overcome this problem this blank button can help. You can press it without any worries of interfering with any running program. The “Blank Button” is never associated with any program in any operating system. Exclusive Number Positioning:

  • Unique bottom line positioning of numeric and function keys (win)

Benefits of this design are that you just need to semi slide to reveal a full classic mobile phone keypad. Its grip angle lets you comfortably use keypad in both landscape and portrait mode. It lets you dial number, make a call and end a call It also has a mouse pad (press left click and long press for right click)

Original “Top-Bottom” Speaker Setup

  • Speakers are located in both top and bottom, so you never need to worry you held the phone correct or not. Just pick up the phone and answer and the call.

Original “TPM-STYLUS” Design

  • “TPM-STYLUS-1” is simple yet effectively designed stylus with a unique design and high precession. It occupies very less space inside TPM-VIPNI.

Central 3D Camera Placement

  • Central Placement of 3d Camera at the back which gives you the perfect judgment of what you are capturing.

A good example for usability of this cameras placement is when you try to take picture of a document or an old printed picture or a flat subject at a short distance and fail to align it to the complete screen straight in the regular corner alignment. But a central camera allows you to capture the document the way you think you are capturing it, without any confusion.

TAP Controlled UI
This is most important feature for users working in mobile mode. As you might have observed that we have not exposed any control buttons on front side of TPM-VIPNI. TPM-VIPINI has a new feature of “Tap Controlled Buttons”. This Tap Controlled System is based on accelerometer built inside the system. The UI is fully TAP Controlled in Mobile mode as well as Touch Screen mode.   The major difference between a Tap and Touch screen gestures is that “the touch screen gesture will work on a touch as it should but a Tap controlled UI is controlled by an Accelerometer which detects a Tap and ignores the Touch gesture”. The device is logically divided into four quadrants (yes, the whole device and not just the screen. refer diagram below).Tapping in different regions on a fixed combination will issue commands like “Home”, “Back”, “Menu”, etc. For e.g. Double tapping bottom left quadrant will navigate screen to “Home”. Double tap on bottom right will open up “Menu” and so on. The Tap Control works in two ways:

Pattern control – i.e. the device uses a fixed pattern of taps at fixed spots (four quads or center) of the screen to issue a command. This works well when the screen is active. This feature is not tied to the touch on capacitive screen, a command is received and its accelerometer. So you can tap even on a non-screen area to issue a command (except the one that requires central tap). These tap commands are unique so they won’t interfere with any app commands. e.g. browser double tap or and gaming key combination or multi touch gestures.
Rhythm ControlThe device uses a fixed rhythm of unique tapson any part of device to issue a command and control it. You can record these custom tap rhythms
  • A fixed rhythm to unlock the phone no finger sliding required
  • Imagine you are in a busy train or a very crowded place with headphones on, but can’t find the tiny button to answer the call, but with TPM–VIPNI all you need to do is tap in the predefined rhythm and answer the call without even unlocking the phone or pulling the phone out of the pocket.
  • In an emergency situation you can tap a particular rhythm to make an emergency call or message without taking out TPM–VIPNI from your pocket or bag.

The device is equipped with diagonal accelerometers couple which divides the whole device into 4 quads plus one center. Further it can pinpoint exactly which position (quad or center) you are tapping, and it can easily distinguish between a fall, a tap and or some other vibrations.

Bottom Fold Capacitive Mouse

TPM – VIPNI comes with some unique ways for input, there is one more input method which gives users a classic laptop touchpad input experience.So, the user doesn’t need to adapt according to TPM-VIPNI because it will adapt for you

TPM-VIPNI’s touchpad is a unique mouse touchpad because it’s the thinnest and foldable. The unique design is obtained from a multi touch capacitive tab which smartly folds to the bottom. So it will only appear when required.

X86 ON ARM

TPM-VIPNI is a one of a kind PCP. This implies you can perform your professional work on this device along with gaming and communication. To provide this flexibility, TPM-VIPNI PCP is powered by “dual operating systems”.

The specifications of these modes are as follows:

Dimensions

Body – 150mm x 67.5mm x 9.8mm
Screen – 6.1 inches

X86 Mode Spec

OS                          – Microsoft windows 8 pro (full X86 not Arm RT version)

RAM                      – 2GB (x86)
Processor            – Dual Core 2 GHz x86 (Under clocked to 800 MHz and working on ultra-low voltage to stay super cool with low energy consumption and heat emission).

ARM Mode Spec

OS – Microsoft windows phone 8
RAM                    – 2 GB
Processor – Quad Core 1.8 ghz quad core
Display                 –zHD resolution 1920×860 pixels, 6.1 inches flexible super AMOLED reality capacitive touchscreen  with resistive layer for precision stylus, capable of 3D with polarized glasses

Corning Gorilla Glass

Stylus                    – TPM-STYLUS -1 support

Handwriting Recognition             – Support for most of the languages like Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, English and many more along with unique auto predict language mode for writing multiple languages in a single document.A common scenario for reporters, writers, translators, students, mathematicians etc…

Camera                – 3D Camera with dual recording buttons for instant video capture or image capture. Provides feature to capture images while you are capturing a video (refer image below).

– 12mp 3D camera with 1080p real-time recording with perfect night mode professional video capture

LED Indicators - TPM-VIPNI comes with multiple indicators and not just one

  • Battery Indicator – Red : Dead , Blue : Good , White : Full
  • Telephony Indicator – Missed-Call’s, SMS, MMS e.t.c.
  • Social Network Indicator – Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp e.t.c.
  • Professional(work) Indicator – Email, WordPress , MS.Exchange e.t.c.

– 5mp front camera with 720p video capture, exclusive blowup mode for 1080p video calls.

Memory              – 64/128/ 500 GB(128×4 stack,No SSD) onboard internal memory

– 3 Micro SD card slots (one high speed slot dedicated to swap and virtual memory) to expand the memory according to your convenience just imagine a 64x32x32 memory or something economic like 8x4x2

Connectivity      – 3 Micro USB ports for attaching multiple devices like mouse, keyboard, pen drives, external HDD, Camera’s and Other mobile phones (while using TPM-VIPNI on dc port).

HDMI interface

WLAN                Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi direct

Ports – Three special multimedia ports viz.

  1. Video in (via supplied video-out converter cable)
  2. Mic/Line in
  3. Audio out 3.5 (can be used as headphone jack but it’s different)
  4. Dedicated DC port for that extra-long work in computer mode usage

Radio                    – FM radio with FM recording feature

GPS                         – GPS with A-GPS support

Sensors                  – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

NFC                    -  Yes

Battery                  – Dedicated primary standard battery, li-ion 1600 mAh (nonuser accessible)

– Standard secondary battery, li-ion 1800 mAh (user replicable)

Note secondary battery can be removed to dramatically reduce weight of the device or when out of power the secondary battery can be replaced with supplied extra battery

Total battery backup 3400

Stand-by              Up to 700 h

Talk time              Up to 25 h 40 min

Battery Usage in Mobile Mode

19hrs battery of backup on Windows Phone 8 OS for normal usage.

(I.e. Web surfing,2D games,Facebook, Twitter, Messenger and similar user actions).

15hrs battery backup on hardcore 3D(Mobile) gaming.

5hrs battery backup in standby mode, because it will run at least 8 hours on Windows x86, nothing less.

25hrs  40min of 2G Talk time

11hrs in HD 3G Video Call

Battery Usage in PCP Mode

12hrs battery backup on of x86 Windows 7/8 on normal usage.

(I.e. Web surfing, Microsoft Office, Flash games/2D games, Programming, Web development, Word Press, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger and similar user actions).

9 hrs. Battery backup on Adobe Photoshop cs 2-6+,. Adobe Premier , Visual Studio etc

8hrs battery backup 3D modeling, Rendering with 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino 3D, Blender etc.

8hrs battery backup on hardcore 3D(x86) gaming.

e.g. Games like Crysis 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Need for Speed: Shift, Batman, Arkham Asylum, Battlefield, Bad Company 2, Tomb Raider, Underworld, Metro 2033 -The Last Refuge, Mafia 2, Just Cause 2, Lost Planet 2

14Hrs of 1080p HD video Playback

TPM VIPNI PCP  will run at least 8 hours on Windows x86, nothing less.

Accessories

TPM .ACTION.COVER.1 – TPM-VIPNI  PCP comes with a unique accessory referred as “TPM .ACTION.COVER.1″, it provides protection and an unique multipupose kick stand without incerasing its thickness while inhancing its looks

Dual Axis kick stand capable of providing multiple positions so you are not restrained to just one angle and position. It can also serve as a locking hand grip, if you hold it by inserting three fingers in it

Layout 1 – Protrait : useful for portrait mode operations specially vertical mode computing in PCP Mode

Layout 2 – Computing mode : this layout is best for long hours of Computing in PCP Mode or typing something really long

Layout 3 – Relaxed mode : best for watching movies and relaxing

Layout 4 – Free position : do what ever you want make yourself comfortable, adjust your own layout style

Conclusion

TPM-VIPINI is a unique professional computing device. It is able to merge the gap between x86 and ARM devices elegantly and brings best of both the worlds to its users. It has features which appeal to various audiences, be it office professionals, artists, writers, students, smartphone users, etc. The good thing about this concept is that it is designed considering technologies which are readily available in market, and this design does not considers any non-existing technology which makes it future ware.

Q&A

Please feel free to ask any questions about this design. Here are some starters which came to my mind.

Q – So this means the device is using accelerometer to navigate and command the Mobile OS (Windows Phone 8)?
Yes

Q – But accelerometer is a pretty old thing isn’t it?
Yes, but TPM (The Power Machines) is all about using correct things in a correct way. And moving ahead doesn’t means leaving good things behind.

The quads are irrespective of orientation that means the device is smart enough to understand what you are trying to say and as we said earlier it’s a Top Bottom Design.

Q – Ok we are not leaving anything behind but what are the advantages of using Accelerometer in this device?
The accelerometer based UI (or tap controlled UI) has its own benefit:

  • Capacitive screen does not needs to be on alert all the time hence we can save a lot of processing power and battery
  • Accelerometer couple utilizes a lot less power

You just need to tap (double triple or any pattern) to issue a command on the mobile OS other than the commands already on the screen. For e.g. – double tap on lower right corner for “Menu”, tap hold tap on lower left for “Back” command.

Q – Why haven’t you specified the processor and other details for TPM-VIPINI?
we don’t want to be specific about any particular brand.
Q – Is it a concept or an innovation? Do you know?
Yes we know what it is and what its potential is.

Q – Is this original concept or assembled design from several devices?
It’s an original design concept by Innovator/Designer Imran Sheikh.

Q – What is the significance of word VIPINI?
The name “VIPNI” holds a secret inside itself. Can you find the secret behind  “VIPNI”?

Credits

Concept by Innnovator/Designer Imran Sheikh, edited by Irfan Sheikh.

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20 comments on “TPM-VIPNI (X86 on ARM) PCP “Professional Computer Phone”

  1. I find it amazing, is scheduled for sale? I would like to be a pioneer and also to make it known to the world

    Jorge Rico
    Colombia

    • even without the battery life i could still replace my laptop, PSP, and phone with one of these.

      I would sign a $50 24 month plan as well as pay upwards of $500 to own one of these

  2. This is the kind of phone that I’ve been looking for all these years and it’s finally come. It looks great, the hardware is fantastic and in the near future it will still be ahead of it’s game compared to other handheld devices just… Shut up and take my money!

  3. I would buy one if it is not Windows. Linux. Maemo, Meego, SuSE, Ubuntu – anything.
    Why make it only work on windows. Let the user decide what he/she wants to use. Sell just the machine.

    I don’t want to deal with virus and popups on my phone. I don’t want to reinstall every 6 months. Windows 8 will be no different than previous Windows versions.

  4. Do you guys ever try and propose this to a company so that it may come into reality?
    or what you could do is be the first hand held mobile device on Kick Starter and judging by the specs and thought put into this innovation. You will easily surpass Oyua’s $8 million dollar funds as well as generating a wide audience that will soon become owners of this device… Your onto something special here all it needs is a little push and I’m sure many people reading this comment agree with me.

  5. caso essa telefone seja lançado com certeza ele sera o maior sucesso, porque ele é muito bonito e completo!

  6. I would love to put this device through its paces. I work as a solution architect and could see this device reducing the pieces of equipment that I have to carry. The device looks outstanding, just the type of device that I have been looking for!