Toshiba K01 passes the FCC

The Toshiba K01 has just passed the FCC. The full sliding-qwerty brother of the TG02 and TG01 looks to be headed to AT&T or T-Mobile thanks to the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/EDGE frequencies support (and also Europe and Asia: UMTS Bands I and VIII). The K01 also features a 4.1″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (the TG02 is LCD-TFT) and runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3 with SPB Mobile Shell slapped on top of it. Check out my hands-on here & here.

Toshiba TG02 & Toshiba K01 vs HTC HD2 size comparison

Here’s a couple of size comparison picture of the Toshiba TG02 & Toshiba K01 vs the HTC HD2. As you can see the HD2 is a tiny bit wider than the other two handsets but slimmer than the TG02 (the K01 beeing the thickest one of the bunch). Remember that the HD2 also has a bigger screen at 4.3″ compared to 4.1″ on the Toshiba handsets.

Toshiba K01 hands-on

Toshiba officially unveiled the K01 this week at MWC. At first glance you would think that it’s just a TG02 but upon closer inspection you will find out that this thing features a 4 row sliding qwerty keyboard. Similar in design to the TG02 the Toshiba K01 will also feature an AMOLED display (instead of LCD). As you can see in the pictures, the handset is really slim. Internally it’s speced exactly like the TG02 and like its keyboard brother doesn’t feature a 3.5mm Jack and camera flash.

Toshiba TG02 hands-on pictures

The Toshiba TG02 which is the successor of the infamous TG01 (the first ever SnapDragon powered device) was announced 2 days ago in Barcelona during MWC and is expected to ship in the first half of this year. The TG02 is nearly identical to the its older bother, to only new addition with the capacitive touchscreen and a smaller chassis (the TG01 is wider). The handset is running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and will ship with SPB Mobile Shell 3.5 as the main UI. The TG02 fits definitely better in the hand but still lacks a 3.5mm Jack and the camera is the same 3.2Mpx with no flash.

Toshiba TG02 hits the FCC

Looks like the successor to the TG01 is right around the corner. The Toshiba TG02 just passed the FCC a couple of days ago. Still no word on the final specifications other than the radio bands supported by the handset (see picture above) but the handset was initially rumored to be a TG01 with a capacitive touchscreen (the TG01 has a resistive panel).

Source: FCC via Engadget

Video of Windows Mobile 6.5.3 on the Toshiba TG01

As it was reported yesterday a couple of devices are running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 have been spotted at Microsoft’s CES booth. PhoneScoop did a short video of the TG01 featuring Microsoft’s latest updates to the OS. Unfortunately there’s a whole lot of mistakes in the video; the on-screen keyboard is not the default one but Toshiba’s, the the top status bar doesn’t get swyped to appear but only has to be tapped etc…

Source: YouTube

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 spotted at CES

The boys at Neowin spotted a couple of smartphones running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 at Microsoft’s CES booth. As you can see in the pictures, it’s the Toshiba TG01 and the Pharos Traveller 137 GPS. We still don’t know when Microsoft is going to officially released the updated OS and if OEMs like HTC are going to offer it (and skin the new ugly soft buttons!). More news at MWC I guess.

Source: Neowin

HTC HD2 vs Toshiba TG01 & iPhone 3GS size comparison

HTC-HD2-Toshiba-TG01-iPhone-3GS posted a couple more pictures of the HTC HD2 against the Toshiba TG01 & iPhone 3GS. As you can see the HD2 isn’t really that big even though it has the biggest screen (and definitely smaller that the TG01).


Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile 6.5 update available

Hot on the heels of HTC, Toshiba just released the Windows Mobile 6.5 update with the SnapDragon powered TG01. The new ROM feautures a homescreen semector (Orange/Windows Mobile/Toshiba) among other new features, like MyPhone and the Marketplace.

Remember to back up your files before flashing the phone.
You can grab the file here

Source: Toshiba

Toshiba re-launching the TG01 with Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 6

One more WM 6.5 announcenment for the day, this time it’s Toshiba’s SnapDragon monster smartphone who’s getting a little re-launch on October 6 and will officialy become a Windows Phone thanks to Windows Mobile 6.5. I wonder if Toshiba’s UI will still be on board though.


· Windows Mobile® 6.5 update propels the Toshiba TG01 to full Windows phone® status
· Intuitive Windows Mobile® 6.5 platform complements impressive hardware specification, with full support for Windows Marketplace for Mobile
· Superb 4.1” Wide-VGA high-resolution screen combines with Snapdragon™ processor to deliver a premium multimedia experience in a super slim 9.9mm package

Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd, Mobile Communications Division, 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 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.

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.

“Windows® phones bring together the best of the Web, the PC and the phone so you can connect instantly to the people and information you care about, no matter where you are,” said from Stephanie Ferguson, general manager, product management, Microsoft Corp. “The new TG01 Windows® phone provides a great end-to-end experience that spans your entire life, at work and at home.”

“Our new TG01 Windows® phone is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology. We’ve been thrilled with the market’s response to the TG01 handset so far and worked closely with Microsoft to launch one of the first Windows® phones to the market. Toshiba is constantly striving to deliver the very best mobile experience and we are excited what this new Windows® phone update will bring our customers, with an improved user interface and access to a multitude of applications through Windows Marketplace.“ said Hidehito Koka, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information Systems UK Ltd, Mobile Communications Division

An update to the new Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system for existing owners of TG01 will be available for download from Toshiba’s website:

Source: SlashGear

Toshiba JournE Touch MultiMedia Tablet


Stay Tuned for more…looks like it’s running Windows CE 6. nVidia Tegra or Qualcomm SnapDragon ? It’s got a 7″ resisitive WVGA (800×600) touch-screen, HDMI-out in the dock, USB, XDHC card slot, 1Gb of on board memroy and cost €249..

Here’s a Q&A video: