Toshiba TG01 – a 4.1 inch WVGA touchscreen display and only 9.9mm thick

When you say Toshiba, you think about Japan. And when you think about Japan, in terms of mobile technology, it’s probably high-res displays that first come into your mind.

Well, Toshiba TG01, the latest handset unveiled by the Japanese company, apparently has the largest display in the history of mobile phones: a 4.1 inch one, with a WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution.

The TG01 was presented today, during an event held in London. Pocket-lint has a set of images with the handset, which show it to be among the thinnest touchscreen devices ever, as it measures only 9.9 mm in thickness.

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Even more, the TG01 comes with other advanced features, including HSDPA connectivity, GPS, DivX support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset that runs at 1GHz. The OS is Windows Mobile 6.1, improved with Toshiba’s own Tosh 3D interface.

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There’s no word about the handset’s camera yet, so we don’t know its Megapixel count (but it’s probably a high one).

As Toshiba puts it, the new TG01 is set to “revolutionize the mobile entertainment world”, and, with those specs, I think it can do that indeed.

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(TG01 vs. BlackBerry Bold)

We will probably see the Toshiba TG01 at MWC 2009, when exact details about its availability and price might also be unveiled.

Update: And for those of you not satisfied with a bunch of photos, here’s a demo video of Toshiba GT01:


Video by JournalduGeek

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • wisdom

    For me the real high-tech phone race is the power and “Toshiba TG01 mobile phone” is the first one to cross the line of 1 GHz processor speed. The phone is a 4.1-inch full touch screen (the largest display in the history of mobile phones), a Qualcomm snapdragon 1GHz chipset, Windows Mobile 6.1, etc.
    We will probably see the Toshiba TG01 at MWC 2009 and learn more about it.

  • Jochem

    Thin, fast, wide x1000000 I KNOW IT NOW!!! Still, nice phone, good specs. I only have a thing against windows mobile … palm pré will do better.

  • wisdom

    Windows Mobile allows you to install almost everything you want. you can install the applications that you consider useful for business, leisure and daily convenience.

  • coolfx35

    It's Interesting that the Toshiba TG01 only has two buttons on the front – the home and the back buttons – and they look capacitative at that. The dial and hang-up buttons are implemented within the soft key area which is new in a WM device.

    Share your views at http://www.TG01.org the site is only for TG01 users.

  • Walter

    Too bad it runs on a Windows os. Anything else would be better.
    “Your system has encountered an error and will shut down.”
    “You have a .DLL error, windows will now close.”
    “There is a config.sys conflict, windows will now close.”
    “You need to install… will now close.”
    “Contact your software vendor to solve the problem, Windows will now close.”
    Yada yada yada !

  • Walter

    Too bad it runs on a Windows os. Anything else would be better.
    “Your system has encountered an error and will shut down.”
    “You have a .DLL error, windows will now close.”
    “There is a config.sys conflict, windows will now close.”
    “You need to install… will now close.”
    “Contact your software vendor to solve the problem, Windows will now close.”
    Yada yada yada !