(Updated) German O2’s Toshiba TG01 ships with virus preinstalled

This one should probably be  filed under the “weird news” category, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless.

According to German publication Inside-Handy.de, the new Windows Mobile communicator Toshiba TG01, that has been selling on O2 Germany since the beginning of July, comes with a virus pre-installed on it’s microSD memory card.

The virus itself is  a regular PC/Windows virus that somehow infected the memory card that ships with the phone.

O2 spokesman Albert Fetsch has acknowledged the problem and said that it affects only a few devices.

Toshiba TG01 Virus

Currently the sales of Toshiba TG01 on O2 Germany have been halted and customers who have bought  the smartphone are invited to contact customer service.

O2 is currently assessing the impact of the problem and can not provide any solution yet. Though more info should be forthcoming this afternoon.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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