A slick-looking Windows Mobile-based touch screen phone finally has formally announced by Toshiba as the latest challenger to the iPhone with super high screen resolution powered by high-performance Qualcomm mobile chipset.
From the place where Mobile World Congress begins its run on Monday, Toshiba basically confirms leaked reports about the TG01 over the last couple of weeks.
The TG01 will boast a 800 by 480 pixel resolution with a 4.1 inch screen, slated to appear in Europe this summer. As for the comparison, the iPhones has a 480 by 320 resolution (if it’s held in landscape mode) with 3.5 inches screen measures. The truth is that the display specs for the TG01 are more similar to Sony Ericsson’s debut Window Mobile Handset, the Xperia X1.
To ensure vivid colors and quality playback of fast-moving video images, Toshiba says the screen for TG01 uses fine-tuning technology that is developed for its Regza line of LCD-TV.
The TG01 that integrates a 1GHz CPU with support for quad-band 3G networks (with HSDPA/HSUPA data support) Wi-Fi, GPS and multimedia, will be the first handset based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon technology in order to enable the super-skinny and lightweight handset’s profile that is a mere 0.39 inches thick, compared to the iPhone’s 0.48 inch depth.
The Toshiba TG01 will have its own customer user interface, while based on Microsoft’s ubiquitous Window Mobile 6.1 platform for handhelds, including couples of imaginative innovations. By tilting the phone, you will be able to switch between applications and you just need to shake the phone to answer the phone call.
The battery life for this TG01 phone is 1000mAh which is up to 5 hours talk time and 11 days standby time, according to Toshiba rates.
The other features for this TG01 including a 3.2-megapixel camera and Java support, and it has 250 MB RAM and 512MB ROM with micro SDHC that will support up to 32GB for additional storage.
TG01 will play AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV videos, WAV audio file and MP3 and boasts excellent multimedia support.
2 colors, black and while will be available at TG01 launch. As for the networks, there’s still no comment yet exactly for what it will cost or which European networks will offer it.
So, do you think TG01 will be an iPhone killer? Or just it be another hotly hyped attempt that will pale next to the thus-far-untouchable god of all smartphones? Of course, I still don’t know yet and there are still too many unknown factors to make any real predictions.
But only one thing for sure that TG01 will definitely catching the market’s eye and I guess the Apple folks are watching very closely to their competitor for this Toshiba TG01.