Toshiba Offers Up Details of Snapdragon Smartphone
Published on: 13th February 2009
Toshiba has announced the details of its much heralded Snapdragon based smartphone - the Toshiba TG01. The Toshiba TG01 will be available across Europe in Summer 2009.
"I am thrilled to announce the launch of TG01 in Europe, the market that we position at the center of our Digital products strategy," said Hisatsugu Nonaka, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation. "The TG01 is the future, a truly mobile device that satisfies consumer demands for total mobile connectivity, something most of today's handsets fail to do. Our challenges was to provide an innovative product that goes beyond today's needs to anticipate tomorrow's capabilities. In creating the TG01, we've integrated the very best of our mobile and LCD technologies in an attractive, premium quality multimedia handset with internet access capabilities. TG01 represents Toshiba's commitment to excellence in an exciting new category, and we look forward to launching it in the global market.
Featuring an enormous 4.1" Wide-VGA (800x480) touch-screen display, the TG01 comes with image tuning technology fostered from Toshiba's LCD TV products.
Toshiba's TG01 is the world's first mobile device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset. Snapdragon uses a custom processor design to deliver an industry leading combination of 1GHz computing and high-power efficiency. By offering processing performance, immersive multimedia, built-in GPS, and high-speed 3G connectivity integrated into a single chip, Snapdragon enables the TG01 to be a groundbreaking, super slim device that is immensely powerful.
"Toshiba's TG01 device leverages Snapdragon's unprecedented capabilities to deliver a truly innovative user experience with nearly twice the processing power, more advanced multimedia, and thinnest form factor compared to today's smartphones." said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm. "We are pleased to be working with Toshiba to deliver Snapdragon in the TG01 to the industry, demonstrating how evolutions in wireless technology are redefining what it means to be mobile."
The large touch-screen and Toshiba's custom-built, three dimensional user interface provide users with easy-to-use navigation between different applications. Innovative gesture operations also make it easy to carry out everyday tasks without even touching the screen - a simple shake when the device is ringing, for instance, will automatically activate an incoming call, while an integrated tilt sensor allows users to switch between open applications just by tilting the device to the left or right.
"The TG01 is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology that will enable us to deliver mobile content at unprecedented levels of speed and quality, and will help to firmly establish Toshiba in EMEA as a leading partner for Network Operators that want to deliver value-added services and convergence." said Hidehito Koka, General Manager, Toshiba Mobile Communications Division, Europe.
Pricing and network availability will be confirmed at a later date.
Toshiba TG01 - specification overview
- Size: 70mm x129mm x 9.9mm1
- Weight: 129g
- Display: Wide-VGA (800 x 480), 4.1"1
- Camera: 3.2 mega-pixel, autofocus
- Memory: 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, micro SDHC slot up to 32GB
- Interface: Bluetooth v2.0, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- Battery: 1,000mAh, Standby: up to 11 Days, Talktime: up to 5 hours (GSM)2
- Band: 850/900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- 2100 for UMTS/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)/HSUPA (2Mbps)
- Navigation: Built-in GPS & A-GPS
- Video service: Windows Media Player, CoreCodec's CorePlayer Mobile
- Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-mail, Microsoft Direct Push Technology, Windows Live Messenger
- Sound: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV
- Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
- Java: MIDP 2.0
- Processor: Qualcomm QSD8250 (1GHz) Snapdragon chipset
- OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Others: Toshiba Touch UI
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