Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Toshiba TG01 shows there still "wow" factor left for Windows Mobile

Toshiba tg01
Nobody saw this one coming, especially since this is coming out from Toshiba, a Japan-based company that hasn't made much of a sound in international smartphone market. But Toshiba is about to change the game by entering the tough competition with a bang; by announcing TG01, a Windows Mobile powered phone.

Wait, don't turn your heads yet upon hearing this is another Windows Mobile phone. Yes indeed, it still sports Microsoft's mobile platform, but surely you can tell the difference by looking at the picture of TG01 above. Seriously folks, if those pics are real then consider me sold.

Toshiba's country manager for UK and Ireland boasted about the phone: "We've taken all the technology from our TVs and put that into the screen." And the company also promised some sparkly new interfaces inside the TG01, making it less Windows Mobile and more Toshiba.

Here are the rest of the specs that make this slim phone not just to be the best contender to compete with iPhone's slim-ness, but also to be taken serious by other competitors:
  • HSDPA (3G) data connection
  • 4.1-inch touchscreen with WVGA resolution
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • 512MB internal memory
  • microSD slot
  • A-GPS
  • WiFi
  • DivX support
  • full Flash support
  • 9.9mm thick
TG01 doesn't have accelerometer, but Toshiba puts a new feature which the company calls it as "G-sensor" that allows you to tilt the phone around a central spot, can be used to answer and hang up phone calls by shaking the phone.

The so called phone that'll "revolutionise the mobile entertainment world" by Toshiba itself, is going to be introduced officially at Mobile World Congress in mid-February tomorrow. Hit the links below for more pictures to drool over. ;-)

Sources are from T3 & Pocket-Lint (via BGR).

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