By February 3, 2009

Toshiba TG01 announced, Windows Mobile is sexy again!

image Toshiba this morning announced their latest Windows Mobile device, the TG01, set to take on the HTC Touch HD and iPhone 3G at their own game.  The Toshiba TG01 is a skinny 9.9mm running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with a 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 384k pixel resistive touchscreen, 3G HSPA, WiFi, GPS and A-GPS.  It also features Toshiba’s own 3D user interface, and is the first device to use Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon QSD2850 chipset. More info after the break along with some videos showing the UI, gaming and video playback.

Toshiba’s new GUI is intended for one-handed use, with finger-friendly vertical panels that can be swiped through and rotated like vertical blinds.  The smartphone also responds to gestures and shaking, with the shake feature used to answer and end calls, as well as to return to the homescreen; the accelerometer is also used to rotate the display.  There’s also a virtual trackpad that can be used to navigate complex webpages in Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which comes with full Flash support.  The handset also has direct access to Facebook, Google and YouTube.

image The screen also has many of Toshiba’s HDTV technologies, including colour matching, dynamic gamma correction and LCD backlight control.  A microSDHC slot supports cards up to 32GB; it’s unclear what internal memory the TG01 has.

Toshiba expect the TG01 to be available in Europe sometime this Summer, and while they confirm that they’re in talks with carriers with regards exclusivity deals, they won’t say which networks.  Price is also unknown, but expect something along the lines of the Touch HD and the iPhone 3G.

Video of the UI

Video of a game demo

Video playback demo

Is this the phone that will bring back the Windows Mobile love, it certainly looks the part that’s for sure but we will have to wait and see if it lives up to expectations. So far it looks amazing.

via Slashgear and Slashgear

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