Hands on: Toshiba TG01 smartphone

Some nice folks from Toshiba swung by our offices today, and let us play with a prototype of the TG01, Toshiba's upcoming super-phone.


We really like what we saw, though as it was a prototype, we only got a chance to test out its touch-screen and user interface (including a pretty cool ‘shake technology' bit), as well as get a firsthand viewing of its incredible high-def rendering of games and movies on a Wide-VGA 800x400 display.  


The touch-screen works very well via a combination of swipes and taps, and also features shake technology which allows you to activate and hang up incoming calls by shaking the phone, as well as go back to the home screen.


The phone comes in black or white, and at 9.9mm, is also the thinnest smartphone on the market, but feels comfortably sturdy in the hand.


More specs as follows: Windows Mobile 6.1, powered by Qualcomm's new 1Ghz Snapdragon processor (making it the most powerful phone on the market), 4.1-inch touch-screen, SD memory slot expandable to 32GB, integrated Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile email client, Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Flash-capable browsing, HSDPA/UPA support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and A-GPS. The Snapdragon is optimised for low power consumption, which you can further customise by setting the phone to run certain programs in the background.


The phone will be officially announced at next week's Mobile World Congress where the full specs list will be revealed.


Click here to see us get to grips with the Toshiba TG01 on video.

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