With the Toshiba TG01, Toshiba put itself back in the mobile phone game yesterday. It’s the first Windows Mobile handset we’ve gone crazy over in a very long tune, so check out why we think the Toshiba TG01 will revolutionise mobile phones after the jump.
The Snapdragon 1GHz processor makes every other smartphone look as slow as an arthritic tortoise. This will need to become a standard in all phones very quickly, or Toshiba will be up there with Samsung and Nokia, gunning for number one spot.
The W-VGA screen packs in more pixels than almost any other handset out there, and makes full frame web browsing a real possibility, since even tiny text is legible.
4.1 inches? That’s almost a third the size of the iPhone‘s display again. It’s absolutely huge. You could probably build on it and call it a studio apartment and nobody would notice. At the very least, you’ll be able to watch videos more than comfortably on the train, which is where the TG01′s DivX support will also come in handy.
Yes, it’s Windows Mobile, but we’ve never seen it looking so sharp – check out the menus Toshiba has grafted on in place of Microsoft’s stardard interface in our photo gallery. And who knows, the TG01 might even be able to run Windows Mobile 6.5 when it arrives.
All of this wrapped up in a supremely thin shell, as you can see from our hands on pics. GPS, HSDPA, the works, it’s all in there, packed inside a 9.9mm thick frame. There’s no excuse for bulky handsets any more, no matter what spec they’re boasting inside.