UPDATE: We’ve just posted our hands-on photos of the Toshiba TG01. Have a gawp to see what all the fuss is about!

The Toshiba TG01 took us by surprise this morning. We’d been invited to witness a “mobile revolution” and Toshiba didn’t disappoint. The TG01 is a touchscreen Windows Mobile phone with more display space, a higher resolution, faster processor and slimmer shell than any other smartphone, including Apple’s.

Unveiled by Med Jeewoth, Toshiba’s country manager for UK and Ireland, the company’s claiming it has “listened to what users want – great speed, and the interaction of a touchscreen, but more importantly you want it to look really slick, very slim and very sexy.”

And the specs don’t disappoint. Inside there’s a whopping 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, while up front a 4.1 inch touchscreen with W-VGA resolution pumps out visuals that’re absolutely gorgeous.

Windows Mobile 6.1 is humming away inside, but Toshiba has re-skinned it to create a neater interface. We’re talking settings screens that won’t give you a headache, a homescreen that can be completely customised and neat extras, like gesture commands and “shake to answer, shake to hang up” for controlling calls with a flick of the wrist.

Inside there’s also GPS, HSDPA and HSUPA, DivX support and Internet Explorer Mobile 6, including with full Flash compatibility.

We’re chopping up our hands-on photos now. So check back shortly for a closer look.

Out Summer 2009 | £TBC | Toshiba

  • MIke

    There are still two problems with the phone when comparing it to the iPhone. It is running Windows Mobile 6.1 (a huge problem) which means there is no possibility for multi-touch – the second huge problem. Therefore, it really doesn’t compete with the iPhone, but only with HTC’s line of Windows Mobile phones…

  • Amon

    Any word on the talk time thingy? I dont care much for multitouch much as winmo has a much better feature list, have been a user myself though am a proud owner of an iphone!

  • RWK

    What 3G bands does it use? Please tell me it has US 3G frequencies. The Omnia and Touch HD both don’t and this looks like a better smartphone than both. I’d get rid of my iphone 3G for this.

  • waynester

    on the one pic it has printed on phone
    Qualcomm 3G CDMA

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