MWC 2009: The Top 7 Things We Wish We Took Home: Toshiba TG01

By 04:07 Mon, 09 Aug 2021 Comments

Toshiba TG01

Hardwarewise the Toshiba TG01 is probably a accurate engineering feat. Not only is it the first mobile phone with a 1Giga Hertz (GHz) Snapdragon CPU, but it's also the first to sport a massive 4.1” WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) display.

Toshiba TG01 in black

Toshiba have also managed to squeeze all that into a body that’s a mere 9.9mm thick and promise a standby battery life of up to 276 h.

Toshiba TG01 in white

While the device seems way too large for comfortable single-handed operation and easy pocket stashing, it remains one of the most impressive pieces of technology that were on display at the MWC 2009.

Toshiba TG01 compared to Apple iPhone 3G

Toshiba also presented their first thumb-optimized WinMo UI called the Stripes interface, but it wasn’t nearly as impressive as the hardware aspects of the TG01.

Here's a quick demo of the interface so you can see what it is all about:

While the Toshiba TG01 seems outshined by some of the other ground-breaking devices presented this year, we are more than sure it deserves a special spot in mobile phone history.



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