First Smartphone with 1GHZ Processor (w/ Video)

June 24, 2009 by John Messina weblog
Toshiba's TG01

( -- Looks like the Apple iPhone 3G S may soon have some serious competition with the soon to be announced, Toshiba TG01 smartphone. The TG01 is expected to be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress Expo later this month in Barcelona.

The TG01 with be the first smartphone to run on a 1GHz processor (T-Snapdragon QSD8250 chip set). The Snapdragon chip set makes the phone run faster than other smartphones, and is designed to effectively manage power and extend battery life.

By comparison, the BlackBerry Bold features a 624 MHz CPU and 128 MB of RAM and is by far the fastest smartphone so far. The new Palm Pre and iPhone 3G S both have a 600 MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM and soon will have Toshiba's TG01 to compete with.

At this time there are limited details on all the specifications of the TG01. What we do know is that there's a limited amount of internal memory, however the phone does offer a microSD expansion slot for up to 32GB of memory. The TG01 will support GPS, and HSDPA 3G connectivity.

The TG01 is only 0.39 inches thick, compared to the iPhone's 0.48 inch depth. The VGA touchscreen display is 4.1-inches wide with 800-by-480 resolution; the iPhone's screen has a resolution of 480-by-320.

The video will load shortly

The TG01 will run a modified version of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 with a new graphical interface. There will also be full support for Flash that will allow users to watch web base Flash videos.

It's not known at this time what wireless carriers will be offering the TG01. And there is no information on the price although rumors place the phone in the same price range as the 3G.

Via: Engadget and PC WORLD


Explore further: LG Unveils Transparent Mobile Phone: LG-GD900

Related Stories

Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon (Video)

February 19, 2009

( -- At the Mobile World Congress this week, Asus has announced their up coming 1000HG netbook that comes with both WiMAX and Wi-Fi capabilities. Asus has made no commitment to a release date but stated that it's ...

Recommended for you

Where can I buy a chair like that? This app will tell you

August 23, 2016

If you think you have a knack for interior design, or just want to spruce up your own home, new technology developed by Cornell researchers may help you choose furnishings the way professionals do. And professionals may find ...

Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight

August 22, 2016

How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam ...


Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

5 / 5 (1) Jun 24, 2009
Hey, Verizon! You seeing this? Pay attention this time, unlike you did with the iPhone options!
4 / 5 (1) Jun 25, 2009
one small problem.. windows mobile 6.1
i hate saying this, i was a die=hard fan on windows mobile until i got an iphone. it's all in the software, or rather - usability of said software. WM has great features, but it isn't very usable when you want quick access to a variety of different information. Apple nailed it with the user interface, and what I see in this video is an awesome and fast piece of hardware that is going to sell a few units and be forgotten because of their choice of operating system. They should at least give Android a shot.
4.8 / 5 (46) Jul 16, 2009
I hope this motivates Apple to go VGA with the iPhone.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.