Toshiba wows crowds with sexy touch smartphone
TG01 hits headlines
As if from nowhere, Toshiba has unveiled a supremely sexy touchscreen mobile phone.
Toshiba's TG01: slim design, 800 x 480 display
The firm’s claimed to have taken all of its TV know-how and crammed it into the TG01’s 4.1in, 800 x 480 touchscreen, resulting in a smartphone that’ll “revolutionise the mobile entertainment world” – at least according to Toshiba.
Despite being only 9.9mm thick and slightly taller than the iPhone, the TG01 still crams in HSDPA 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and on-board A-GPS navigation.
A 1GHz processor and 32GB of Micro SD storage feature
A-GPS is useless if you can’t find the correct application, though. So Toshiba’s equipped the smartphone with a virtual trackpad and a “G-sensor” which is akin to an accelerometer yet lets you tilt the phone around a single point.
There’s no word on camera capability yet, but a Micro SD card slot is included for up to 32GB of storage. DivX and Flash are supported, and direct access to Facebook and YouTube is supported.
Toshiba’s opted to base the TG01 on Windows Mobile 6.1 and a 3D user interface of its own devising. Processing capability’s based around a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip.
The 9.9mm thick phone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and a 3D UI
A launch date or potential price haven’t been unveiled yet, so keep your ears pricked for more TG01 announcements from Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month. ®
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pavlovian response to WM
sorry - after three Windows Mobile devices over the last 6 years I now feel physically sick when I see that windows logo. all that time I felt like an abused spouse - 'No it's going to change, it just needs more time...'
now my (brand new) iPhone - that's a thing of beauty
Actually I've owned 2 iphones
And I'd never go back any more. Due to the insane 18 month contracts they force you into I'll be paying for my current one until next year, though, even though it'll be in a box somewhere.
sorry, but the iphone aint all that any more.. apple have consistently failed to address the failings that were pointed out to it right at the start of the release of the iphone 2G, missed the opportunity with the iphone 3G, and still show no signs of doing so. In the meantime other manufacturers *have* been listening and have produced some very nice phones. My current phone has a higher resolution screen, video recording, better camera, supports flash, MMS, copy and paste, streaming TV, both Java and Native apps, Tethering.... and cost *considerably* less than the iphone.
These tired old comments about 'iPhones being limited by design' are just lame now.
The whole reason people buy iPhones is because they are SIMPLE.
The average Joe User doesn't want alternate this and that.
It makes me wonder if you 'haters' have actually ever owned or perhaps even used an iPhone.