Toshiba Portege G450 USB modem/phone

In addition to Toshiba Portege G910 and Toshiba G710 handsets, there was another mobile device from Japanese vendor presented during the press event in Milan, Italy.

It’s HSDPA capable, Toshiba Portege G450 USB modem. Of course, we already new about Portege G450 from a Russian 2008 Toshiba mobile products roadmap.

But the live pictures and specs of Toshiba G450 Portege show that it’s actually much more interesting then your traditional HSDPA USB stick/modem.

While the primary Toshiba Portege G450 function is USB modem, it can actually double as an emergency GSM phone as well:

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As a HSDPA modem Toshiba G450 plugs into your your computer USB port, just as any other USB stick.

But you can also send/receive SMS messages on a Portege G450 via it’s small 96×36 px OLED display and interesting two part keypad. To use it as a phone you’ll have to plugin a separate headset.

Full Toshiba Portege G450 specs are:

  • Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900)/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 3.6 Mbps connectivity
  • Qualcomm MSM6280 chipset
  • 96×36 px OLED display
  • 160 MB of user memory
  • USB mini interface
  • 300 hrs stand-by and 180 minutes talk time
  • Dimensions: 98x36x16 mm
  • Weight: 56 gr

The price for unlocked Toshiba Portege G450 USB modem/phone will be around 199 Euro. It will come in three (white, black and red) colors and will start shipping in March.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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