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All posts tagged "qualcomm snapdragon"


Saturday, March 27, 2010

C-motech Mangrove Tablet At CTIA

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Other Windows Phones" @ 10:30 PM

http://www.wmexperts.com/hands-ctia...rts+(WMExperts)

We last saw the Mangrove in November and there hasn't been much news about this 7" Snapdragon-driven WM6.5 tablet since. WMExperts however has managed to get their hands on it at the recently concluded CTIA convention in Las Vegas, and shot the video above. C-motech, the Korean company behind the Mangrove, doesn't seem to have done any customisation over the WM6.5 UI and the RAM/ROM available is a little underwhelming at 256MB/512MB, especially considering the size of the beastie. I'm sure all the excitement over the iPad has companies looking at how they can get on the bandwagon, but if the Mangrove is going to be a contender, C-motech needs to put in a bit (ok, a lot) more work into it.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Care For A REALLY Big Phone?

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Other Windows Phones" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/20/...or-being-tubby/

No, I'm not talking about the Touch HD2. C-motech, a Korean company, showed off a prototype of a 7" tablet running WM6.5 on the same Snapdragon platform. Details are sparse, but it supposedly has every wireless option known to man (bar CDMA), 2 USB slots, and a WVGA resistive touch screen. I'd expect pretty long battery life even driving that big screen, but try fitting this baby into your pocket! Manbag, anyone? Admittedly, this is more a candidate for the netbook/UMPC space, which makes the inclusion of cellular capability a plus point, but I think there are better alternative device strategies for the kind of usage scenarios this is meant to fill - especially if you're replacing your phone in the bargain. It is possible to take convergence a little too far.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Toshiba Models Nearing Production

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/...at-ceatec-hand/

We first heard about these way back in April, and it's nice to see Toshiba hard at work in bringing them to market. The K01 is landscape slider phone, with a 4.1" capacitive screen, the K02 is the clamshell pictured above with one 3.5" resistive LCD and a sub-LCD display (whatever that is), and the L01 will be a 7" monster with an optional keyboard (according to the original roadmap) - all running WM6.5. If Toshiba keeps to its original deadlines, we're probably looking at late this year/early next year for the launch. We still haven't seen the other two models mentioned, which come under the TG line - TG02 which will be waterproof, and TG03 which will be more multimeida oriented. Stay tuned!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

WM-Powered Tablet With Snapdragon

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.wmexperts.com/windows-mo...blet-yes-please

There have been attempts over the years for devices with larger screens running energy-sipping processors and OSs, with varying degrees of (non)success, like the hybrid HTC Shift. One of the biggest problems was that for many years the ARM architecture just couldn't provide the necessary power to run applications at a level people expect, to compete with their desktop experience. Now with the advances in both power and graphics, and support for Web2.0 enablers like Adobe's Flash, there's a better argument in favour of putting Win CE/Win Mobile on bigger devices, like the one featured here, which has a 1HGz Snapdragon processor and every radio bar the phone (and we can hope on that score). Would I get one? If the price was competitive enough, I'd certainly consider it.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Toshiba TG01 Getting WM6.5

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.slashgear.com/toshiba-tg...owners-0355009/

"Even better, all TG01 owners will be able to upgrade their 6.1 devices to Windows Mobile 6.5 once the OS is launched, thanks to a free download from Toshiba's site. The Toshiba TG01 Windows phone, meanwhile, will go on sale across Europe from October 6th."

It's relatively rare in the Windows Mobile world for a manufacturer to make an OS update available - I think in this case a happy confluence of the TG01 being new and WM6.5 being released at almost the same time meant there would be an awful stink if Toshiba hadn't come up with one. No bets on the next OS upgrade though, which is due early next year.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TechRadar Reviews The Toshiba TG01

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/ph...1-615602/review

"Toshiba is back with the TG01 - a phone that it hopes will propel it to the forefront of the smartphone market, jostling the iPhone 3GS and HTC Hero out the way in the process. It plans to do this by creating the largest, thinnest and fastest mobile in the industry, but will that be enough to create an instant hit for Tosh? Let's take a look through the phone's inner workings with the Toshiba TG01 review."

Techradar have done nice, if ambivalent, review of the just-released TG01. Why aren't over the moon over it? Because Toshiba's UI overlay doesn't do that good a job of hiding WM6.1. Toshiba appear inclined to provide the upgrade to WM6.5, but given their record, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Interesting that the 1GHz Snapdragon processor doesn't appear to give that big a boost to the user experience, at least from perceptions of the device's speed (I'd love to see some benchmarks). The hardware continues to impress but less than stellar implementation can. as always. spoil the package - at this stage at least. Any of our readers try the TG01 out yet?


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Toshiba TG01 Hands-On

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.slashgear.com/orange-tos...allery-0948950/

"As you've probably seen, Orange launched the Toshiba TG01 today, and SlashGear went along to the launch event 31 floors above the city of London. There's not much about this smartphone we didn't already know - after all, we were also there in February when it officially debuted - but today was an opportunity to play with the Orange branded version and the latest firmware."

With availability starting today in Europe, the TG01 is starting to garner some early reviews. SlashGear attended the London launch and got to play around with a couple of demo units. Hit the link for their impressions and a pretty extensive photo gallery.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Toshiba TG01 European Launch This Week

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.wmexperts.com/toshiba-tg...g-london-july-9

In just a matter of three days, the 1GHz Snapdragon-equipped TG01 will have its European launch in London. So far confirmed availability will be through carriers O2 in Germany and Telefonica Movistar in Spain, and through retailer Euronics in Italy. Orange are the likely candidate for the UK, but their TG01 product page got pulled after briefly appearing online - we'll have to wait until after the launch to confirm. Prices vary depending on whether you're going with or without contract, and what other "value-added" services you pick up - full retail (for now) appears to be €549.00, which looks pretty competitive to me.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Toshiba 2009-2010 Roadmap Leaked

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 07:00 PM

http://translate.google.com.my/tran...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

"Yet released Toshiba TG01 and proprietary information in accordance with the Techblog, the Toshiba is expected to present two models of the TG series in 2009. The reason for Toshiba TG02 and Toshiba TG03 with touch screen 4.1-inch WVGA and analysis processor 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8 × 50. The TG02 has a 3,2 Megapixel camera and is waterproof (!), While the TG03 has 5 Megapixel camera and 5.1-channel sound."

The only thing I can say is...wow. I'm speechless. Apart from the L01 (which incidentally may run on a fuel-cell battery), all the others are the type of large screen, full featured devices that I've always envisaged as the perfect one for me. I'm further intrigued by the launch windows, which possibly intersects with that of WM7 - that makes the K01 MID doubly interesting with its capacitive screen. Kudos to Techblog for the scoop (translation here)!


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