Toshiba has just taken the wraps off a Windows Mobile smartphone that could be a strong iPhone competitor. The TG01 boasts a slim design but still finds room for numerous high-end features, including a large WVGA touchscreen.
A microSD memory card slot will add up to 32 GB of storage.
It’s All About the Screen
The centerpiece of the TG01 will clearly be its 4.1-inch, 800by 480 pixel, resistive touchscreen. Toshiba promises that this will”revolutionise the mobile entertainment world”.
Instead of the standard Windows Mobile user interface, this smartphone will run a 3D one created by its manufacturer.
The large display doesn’t leave room for a D-pad, but this model will include an on-screen virtual trackpad.
Slim but Powerful
Toshiba is bragging that theTG01 will be just under a centimeter thick, or 0.39 inches.
It will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, and will therefore come with Microsoft’s standard suite of entertainment and productivity software.
This was a pre-announcement, and afew details are still unknown, such as the resolution of the camera or its battery capacity.
Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba TG01 will be on display at next week’s Mobile World Congress tradeshow, but isn’t expected to hit the market until this summer.
There is no word yet on pricing, but this is likely to depend on whether this product is picked up by any wireless carriers. If it is subsidized, it will likely be relatively inexpensive; it it isn’t, it will likely only be in the price-range of the pro-sumers.