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Orange introduces Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile handsets

Posted on 10-Jul-2009 15:09 | Filed under: News

Orange introduces Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile handsets
Orange will bring the new Toshiba TG01 exclusively to the market in the UK across all its own retail channels. Offering the widest high-definition touch-screen available on a mobile, the TG01 provides users with a cinematic viewing experience on a handheld device.

Mainly a powerful and feature-rich mobile entertainment device, the TG01 offers uses a large widescreen and comes with an exclusive pre-loaded film trailer for the forthcoming summer blockbuster “GI Joe”. The 4.1” WVGA screen (800 x 480 pixels) is the perfect size for watching TV, videos and looking at pictures in high quality.

The company says the TG01 also bridges the gap between notebook and mobile by featuring the latest in chipset technology and is the first handset to be sold in the UK which has a 1GHz processing power, offering fast mobile internet connectivity for a richer multimedia experience.

The Toshiba TG01 measures 70mm x130mm x 9.9mm and weighs 129g. It has a built-in 3.2 mega-pixel digital camera with autofocus. It's powered by Qualcomm QSD8250 (1GHz) processor and brings 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, plus a micro SDHC slot the supports up to 32GB cards.

Currently the device ships with Windows Mobile 6.1 but it will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5 when it becomes available.

It works on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks and 2100 MHz for UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA services.

The handset is the first from Toshiba to be part of Orange’s Signature Series and comes with quick links so users can easily get to grips with the handset’s functionality. Shortcuts to the best of Orange TV & Video (which recommends great video content such as Sky 24/7 Football), Orange Maps (Orange’s own sat nav service which utilises the TG01’s inbuilt AGPS), and Orange World (Orange’s own mobile internet portal), come integrated on the device’s user interface.

Francois Mathieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK “We’re really pleased to have teamed up with Toshiba to bring the TG01 exclusively to the UK. We believe the TG01 is a prime example of manufacturer innovation, and is a device that is at the very top of its game which will allow users to make the most from their mobile experience.”

The TG01 will be free to customers who take out a £39.15 per month, 24 month price plan. The package includes 1200 any network call minutes, unlimited texts, Orange Maps as well as inclusive anytime internet browsing, and is exclusive to Orange in the UK.

The device is already available from Orange in France, and will also be shortly available from Orange in Switzerland and Romania.