What the heck is Toshiba TM5 – E01?

This year’s Toshiba flagship – TG01 was one of the more impressive phones presented at MWC Barcelona.

There were no other new Toshiba handsets there, so I assumed that there won’t be any other handset launched soon.

And when I saw saw some Toshiba device pass through FCC today, I assumed that this was TG01.

Heck, the pictures included in FCC application are Toshiba TG01:

toshiba-tm5-tg01

But the user manual says that the handset approved by FCC isn’t TG01. According to the manual it’s Toshiba TM5-E01 (which is probably it’s FCC code and not the real model number).

And the specs described there tell the story of a very different smartphone . The dimensions are wrong (117x 64×19.8mm instead of 129 x 70 x 9.9 mm), display size is wrong (3” instead of 4.1”) and Toshiba TM5 has the secondary  0.8” 96x39px black and white OLED LCD, so it’s probably a clamshell.

These details make me be believe that Toshiba indeed has another 1GHz Snapdragon based Touchscreen phone in the works, only this time in a clamshell form factor. And they have submitted the wrong set of pictures to the FCC.

Full specifications of Toshiba TM5 – E01 include:

  • Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900), UMTS2100 connectivity
  • QSD8250 CPU, 256 MB of RAM, 512MB ROM
  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS
  • 3” 800×480 WVGA 65K color touchscreen display
  • 0.8” 96×39 B&W OLED LCD
  • Camera (unknown resolution)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.0 +EDRm miniUSB
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Dimensions: 117x 64×19.8mm
  • Weight: 183g

That’s about it for now. We’ll be looking for more info on this new Toshiba handset, so stay tuned.

Update: Arnould from Tweakers.net got in touch with Toshiba and has the following update regarding TG01/TM5 issue:

I have a little update for you to clarify the matter a bit. I’ve investigated this case and contacted Toshiba about it:
– First of all the name: TM5-EO1 is the FCC code for TG01. Easy as that.
– The manual is clearly ment for the TG01, as seen on the pictures in the manual. However, the TG01 isn’t named anywhere in the manual, but called Your Toshiba Smartphone all the time, which could point at the fact that the manual will be used for several phones.
– The dimensions match those of the Portege G910, but not entirely. It seems clear to me that if this will be a second phone (the Snapdragon-processor named points that way), it will be a Portege-successor.
– Toshiba claims there has baan made a mistake in uploading the manual and that this doesn’t point at a new device. It is the ‘honest truth’, said Sharon Johnson.

Thank’s Arnould.

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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  • Surur

    The device is the Toshiba Portégé G910 Specs
    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=998

    They seemed to have had a mix -up

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    No it isn't. QSD8250 is a number of Snapdragon 1GHz chipset, it has more memory 256/512 MB vs 128/256. Secondary diplay is also different size – 0.8 vs 1.2″

  • Surur

    The device is the Toshiba Portégé G910 Specs
    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=998

    They seemed to have had a mix -up

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    No it isn't. QSD8250 is a number of Snapdragon 1GHz chipset, it has more memory 256/512 MB vs 128/256. Secondary diplay is also different size – 0.8 vs 1.2″