tg01 News and Updates

Mayakama DVD to Pocket PC 6.0 released

Folks at Mayakama have released version 6 of their most popular software, DVD to Pocket PC. DVD-to-Pocket PC allows you to watch not only DVDs, but also home movies, downloaded content and other video files on your Windows Mobile phone. Turn your phone into a Pocket Movie Player. DVD conversions are up to 4 times faster in the new version. In less than 45 minutes, you can put a full movie on your phone. Now supports the new hi-res devices such as the HTC Touch Pro2, Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and Toshiba TG01.

– Rip any DVD, including copy-protected movies
– Conversion of AVI, MPEG, and DivX source files
– Fit-to-Card option (auto-adjust quality to the size of the memorycard)
– Variable quality video slider, with 5 levels of user control
– Variable quality audio slider, up to stereo CD quality sound
– Convert chapters or whole movie
– Assign any drive as the temporary disk
– 400% faster on most PCs
– New, easier wizard style user interface
– Move video back and forth between memory card and PC

Go and grab the new version from this link

Nokia to enter Netbook market?

Nokia is in talks with the various Taiwan notebook manufactures for its possible entry to the netbook market. Compal Electronics and Foxconn are top-two potential partners, which are likely to get the order from Nokia for its netbook production. According to Digitimes, Nokia is still yet to choose between the Intel Atom platform and Qualcomm Snapdragon platform for its first netbook.

We would certainly like the Nokia to go for the Intel Atom platform as the it will let them to come out with Windows-based netbooks. Qualcomm Snapdragran is being used on the Toshiba TG01 smartphone and we would like to be a smartphone-only processor. Intel Atom or the VIA Nano are much more suitable for making powerful netbooks. Nokia MIDs (N810 and N800) could never make a big splash in either MID market or netbook market. The core reason was the use of proprietary linux distro and slow processor.

Toshiba has got company! HTC too going to launch Snapdragon and Intel Atom based devices [Windows Mobile]

Looks like HTC is not going to be left behind the 1GHz game started by Toshiba, who launched it’s little baby, TG01 a couple of days back. The HTC is expected to launch Snapdragon-based devices in the second quarter this year. According the various sources, the HTC will be nearly 1 quater behind the Toshiba’s Snapdragon device.

But the HTC is not alone in the game. Samsung, LG, Quanta, Acer, Asus and many other companies have signed up to get the Snapdragon range of processors from the Qualcomm.

Here is something more interesting:  HTC is also working on devices that use the Intel Atom platform. If these devices involve mobile devices, then the HTC would be the first company in the world to unveil a cellular phone with Intel Atom processor. There is also another possibility though. HTC netbooks anyone?


Toshiba TG01 GUI video [Windows Mobile]

Just like other Windows Mobile OEMs, who have used some sort of mobile shell as an endeavour to make the Windows Mobile GUI more finger-friendly, Toshiba has employed a GUI of it’s own in it’s offering TG01. Here is a video of it.

[via slashgear]

Toshiba TG01 – Toshiba is back with it’s new 1GHz device! [Windows Mobile]

This is for those who thought the Toshiba is dead. True, their last few offering have not able to make a lot of splash in the mobile phone market, but the new Toshiba TG01 promises to break new grounds. With just 9.9mm thickness, a huge 4.1-inch display with a WVGA (800 x 480) resolution and the use of 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it surely promises to give HTC and other handsets like iPhone a good competition.

Last time, the people were extrememly disappointed with the buggy-software of G900, which was the first WVGA Windows Mobile device. I hope the Toshiba would release a bug-free software for their new big baby, TG01.

On the software side, it promises flash websites as it claims to use Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is not officially available for any handsets. Also, even the unofficial version of IE mobile 6 is unable to run any flash content nicely. You would barely get 3-5fps on a powerful device like HTC DIAMOND. But, considering the fact that the Toshiba TG01 sports a 1GHz processor, it may be a truly different story. We recently reviewed ASUS P565, which claimed to be world’s fastest PDA-phone. It surely turned out to be world’s fastest Windows Mobile phone. Why? This is due to the Windows Mobile OS. It would be interesting to see, how speedy the 1GHz Snapdragon CPU compared to the 800MHz Marvel PX930, which the ASUS P565 uses. [via engadget]