Toshiba enters the smartphone market with the TG01 handset, a super-skinny full touchscreen internet phone that is also optimized for gaming, movies and music.
The physics of the device has prompted many to dub the new touchscreen iPhone killer – it’s skinnier, it has a much larger screen of 4.1 “in diameter and has Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which means the TG01 will become the first handset to rock a 1GHz CPU powerful enough for mobile games, and graphics-rich.
The phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, Toshiba with its own 3D GUI, GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA and a touchpad.
Touch-screen functionality, it is similar to the iPhone, at a time, draging and tapping actions that can be used to navigate through the customizable interface.
The phone will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks and is due for release summer 2009 in Europe.