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Orange to have iPhone 3G?

There have been a couple of rumours doing the rounds over the past few weeks to the effect of the above. But just a short while ago we had an email from a tipster that says he’s just had a call with Orange upgrades and they confirmed that Orange will get the iphone 3G and the original iPhone but not 3GS in about 6 weeks. He said this had been confirmed by his sales manager.

Now if this is true it’s an interesting turn of events. We’ll keep you posted!

Thanks for the tip Karl!


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Rumours
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MS confirms Win Mo 7 multi-touch, iPhone rivalry


Microsoft has confirmed in a preview of Windows Mobile 6.5 that version 7 of the mobile OS will include multi-touch and will be targeted at the same high-end market as Apple’s iPhone or most current Android phones. The company promises to the Inquirer that multi-touch will be a core feature of Windows Mobile 7 and that many of the experiences of competing phones will be "knocked in the different realm" of Microsoft’s new platform.

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Toshiba TG01 unboxing video

It has been quite a while since we saw a Windows Mobile device from Toshiba and this, the TG01, looks like being one of the more popular handsets they’ve released.


The Toshiba TG01


Rumours of the Toshiba TG01 surfaced about 8 months ago but Toshiba put and end to the rumours and speculation by announcing the TG01 officially at MWC in February of this year.

As you’ll see from the unboxing video below, the TG01 certainly isn’t a small handset, in fact it has to be one of the largest available at the moment. Despite its large size the weight isn’t too much of an issue though, weighing in at just 129g it is quite light and because its also very thin, 9.9mm, it doesn’t feel huge in your hand or in your pocket.


Toshiba TG01 unboxing video


Featuring an enormous 4.1” Wide-VGA (800×480) touch-screen display, the TG01 comes with image  tuning technology fostered from Toshiba’s LCD TV ”Regza”. Using advanced picture-definition technologies taken directly from the company’s acclaimed range of LCD TVs, the TG01’s delivers greater colour image control, ensuring that the display is bright and vivid, with pin-sharp processing for fast-moving video playback.  Add support for a wide range of popular video formats and it’s clear the TG01 sets new standards for portable entertainment on a mobile device.
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.”


Toshiba TG01 specification:

  • Size:  70mm x129mm x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 129g
  • Display:  Wide-VGA (800 x 480), 4.1”
  • 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)
  • 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


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings