updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon May 25, 2009
TG01 due in Japan, Spain
Wireless providers NTT DoCoMo and Telefónica on Monday announced that the TG01 full touchscreen handset, Toshiba's first, will launch in their respective markets of Japan and Spain. The Japanese version, called PRO T-01A, will arrive sometime in June, while Spain will get the TG01 in July.
The Toshiba TG01 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and Qualcomm's particularly fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Its display is a 4.1-inch touchscreen with 800x480 resolution and a custom 3D user interface. It supports HSDPA networks, has an integrated motion sensor, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, and a microSD slot. Pricing for the handset in either market has not been announced, however.
The two providers are now considering working on other collaborations, including a study of services and applications for handsets running on open-source operating systems.