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]