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All posts tagged "toshiba tg01"


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.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Toshiba TG01 Is Big In Japan

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/22/...ocomo-t-01a-in/

"One of the hottest pieces of gear this year just made its way to retail in Japan. Less than a centimeter thick, the NTT DoCoMo T-01A is the same TG01 device revealed by Toshiba back in February running Qualcomm's ultra-fast 1GHz Snapdragon chipset."

This is one humdinger of a phone. Along with the Snapdragon chipset, you get every radio under the sun (if not quite all the right freqs for global use), 256MB RAM, a massive 4.1" WVGA screen, a thin 9.9mm chasis, and available in white or black. Downsides are a low rez main camera at just 3.1MP and a piddling 1000mAH battery to power all that hardware. Chances are we'll see this in Asia and Europe in another month or two, but I wouldn't lay odds on if or when it'll appear in the US. Hit the link for the gallery, or the Microsoft product page for more details (warning: Japanese text).


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Video Hands-On With The Toshiba TG01

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.pocketpcitalia.com/News/...videorecension/

PocketPCItalia somehow managed to get a prototype build of the TG01 and put it through its paces. I'm fairly impressed - the screen is big (4.1" WVGA) and colourful, Toshiba's custom UI doesn't look as bad live as it does in photos, and the device appears snappy courtesy of the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, handling video and photos with aplomb. The TG01 is pretty feature packed, with HSPA, GPS, 3.2MP AF camera, and comes equipped with an accelerometer. About the only bad thing I can say is the potentially annoying squishing sound everytime you touch the screen (and the irony of showing off an HTC review while demonstrating YouTube in PIE6). PocketPCItalia claims the TG01 will be available in June - but that's likely to be in Europe, and maybe Asia. Check out the video for more.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Slashgear Gets Hands-On With New Toshiba TG01

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 05:21 PM

http://www.slashgear.com/toshiba-tg...nds-on-0332851/

"Toshiba only brought along two working TG01 prototypes to the London launch of the Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone today, but SlashGear managed to get some in-use shots of the handset in action. The company is betting on consumers prioritising style, screen size and multimedia ability above all else, and while their claims to have created a "new category of product" can be dismissed as the usual marketing hyperbole, the Toshiba TG01 itself looks to be a very interesting device."

The lucky folks over at Slashgear got to spend some hands-on time with the new Toshiba TG01. While I'm more of a Windows Mobile Standard QWERTY keyboard device kind of guy, I'm quite excited by this device because it manages to pack the fastest (on paper at least) CPU we've seen into a device that's thinner than any other Windows Mobile device I'm aware of. Combine that with a killer screen, and you could have a winning device. Be sure to check out the gaming post with the videos as well.

...OK, I was trying to resist saying anything, but I just can't. Whomever is holding that device simply does not have a future as a hand model. ;-)


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