Toshiba Information Systems (UK), mobile communications division, has announced the launch of the TG01 Windows phone, a variant of its groundbreaking TG01 featuring the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.
The arrival of Windows Mobile 6.5 and Toshiba’s immediate adoption of the platform for the TG01 sees the handset become a fully-certified Windows phone; the updated TG01 Windows phone will start to appear in stores across Europe from 6 October 2009. Toshiba customers who have previously purchased the TG01 will also be entitled to an upgrade to the new Windows Mobile 6.5, free of charge.
The launch of the TG01 Windows phone means users will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Windows Mobile 6.5, including a new home screen and a finger-friendly start menu. Designed to offer fun and interactive navigation between applications, Windows Mobile 6.5 provides users with faster access to the handset’s plethora of features.
Windows Marketplace for Mobile enables users to download and install Windows Mobile applications, including games, social networking functions and office tools, meaning each handset can be personalised to suit the tastes and needs of each individual user.
Support for the latest version of Internet Explorer makes it faster and easier to browse the Internet, and the free Microsoft My Phone enables users to protect their phone by backing up data and securely share photos with families and friends across PC, phone and the web-based platforms.
The TG01 Windows phone also comes with the high power Snapdragon 1GHz processor, as found on the Toshiba TG01, to deliver smooth video playback, super fast gaming and detail-rich browsing. The same superb, high resolution 4.1 inch Wide-VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen is also present, with on-board Coreplayer providing support for a wide variety of video formats.
Despite all this power, the TG01 Windows phone comes in the same sleek 9.9mm body as the previously-launched Toshiba TG01. It also features the same rich multimedia features, but with the added benefit of the new Windows phone experience provided by the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.
Expandable SDHC memory up to 32GB provides the facility for users to keep a large multimedia library on the move if required, with an 8GB microSD card bundled as standard, enabling users to store multimedia content and take advantage of the the handset’s cinematic mobile performance out of the box. Integrated GPS and A-GPS technology allows the TG01 Windows phone to double up as a satellite navigation system, providing rich graphics and detail.