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Toshiba TG02 and K01 Preview

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 Toshiba TG02 Preview Discontinued / cancelled
16th February 2010

Last year's Toshiba TG01 caused a stir when it was announced, featuring possibly the first 1GHz processor in any mobile phone and sporting a very large 4.1" display. Unfortunately, this didn't translate into any significant sales for Toshiba - the TG01 remained a niche product that was perhaps just a little bit too far ahead of its time.

Given that there really wasn't much wrong with the TG01, it's no surprise to see that the Toshiba TG02 doesn't mess around with the formula too much. The large 480 x 800 pixel panel remains, but this time it has been upgraded to a capacitive touchscreen. The TG02's operating system is now Windows Mobile 6.5 with Toshiba's own 3D interface on top. There's no indication as to whether or not the TG02 can run Windows Phone 7, but it does have the right sort of specification for Microsoft's new operating system.

 Toshiba K01 Also announced is the Toshiba K01, which is really the TG02 with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. In this case, the K01 comes with a 4.1" OLED touchscreen display (Toshiba's first), and at only 12.9mm thick it will one of the slimmest devices of its type on the market.

The K01 and TG02 show that Toshiba are very committed to the Windows platform, although we can't help but feeling that they might have more market success with these type of handsets if they were running Android.

There's no word on pricing or availability for either of these two devices, although we would guess that they will sell for between €550 to €600 including taxes when they arrive at retailers sometime later this year.

Toshiba TG02 preliminary specifications

Available:

2010 (Discontinued)

Network:

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 + UMTS

Data:

GPRS + EDGE + UMTS (3G) + HSUPA + WiFi

Screen:

4.1" 480 x 800 pixels

Camera:

Not specified

Size:

PDA-style device
Size / weight tba (9.9mm thick)

Bluetooth:

Yes

Memory card:

MicroSD

Infra-red:

No

Polyphonic:

Yes

Java:

Limited

GPS:

Yes

OS:

Windows Mobile 6.5.3

Battery life:

Not specified

Toshiba K01 preliminary specifications

Available:

2010 (Limited release only)

Network:

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 + UMTS

Data:

GPRS + EDGE + UMTS (3G) + HSUPA + WiFi

Screen:

4.1" 480 x 800 pixels

Camera:

Not specified

Size:

QWERTY slider
Size / weight tba (12.9mm thick)

Bluetooth:

Yes

Memory card:

MicroSD

Infra-red:

No

Polyphonic:

Yes

Java:

Limited

GPS:

Yes

OS:

Windows Mobile 6.5.3

Battery life:

Not specified

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