Toshiba today announced the launch of the TG01 Windows phone, a variant of its groundbreaking TG01 featuring the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. The phone is available in Europe, and it competing with the HTC HD2 with 1GHz processor and a 4.1-inch 800 x 480 display and it's impossibly thin. We took some photos of the Toshiba TG01 running Windows Mobile 6.5:
The Toshiba TG01 next to the HTC Imagio for Verizon:
More info about the Toshiba TG01:
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 6th 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? Wide-VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen is also present, with on-board Coreplayer providing support for a wide variety of video formats.
I noticed from the pictures you connected this phone to AT&T. Was that in the US? Where did you buy the phone? Did you have any issues putting in a US SIM card into a European phone? Sorry for all the questions. I really love this phone.