Exclusive launch with O2:The Toshiba TG01

-Slimmest Smartphone in the world with 4.1-inch display
-Image-tuning technology from the Toshiba LCD-TV segment
-Extremely easy operation thanks to newly developed interface
MUNICH. This summer, Telefónica O2 Germany will begin marketing the new, ultra-slim, powerful Toshiba TG01 Smartphone in Germany exclusively. With its 4.1-inch sized touch-screen display and a three-dimensional user interface developed by Toshiba, this cell phone delivers mobile multimedia applications in previously unheard-of quality. Thanks to support for HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE, GPS and A-GPS as well as its intuitive operation, the TG01 is a real all-round talent. Just a mere 9.9 mm thick, this is currently the slimmest Smartphone in the world.
The TG01 comes with more than just one superlative as its claim to fame. In addition to the largest display, the 1 GHz processor used also makes it the most powerful of all the Smartphones currently on the market. It integrates GPS and 3G connectivity on a single chip and provides for the particularly powerful, efficient delivery of multimedia contents. In the development of the display, Toshiba took advantage of the company's previous experience in the LCD-TV segment to equip the cell phone to serve up super-sharp images with brilliant colors. "The Toshiba TG01 was one of the highlights at the Mobile World Congress and is currently the most interesting new Smartphone on the market," comments Lutz Schüler, Managing Director Marketing & Sales at Telefónica O2 Germany. "Starting in the summer, we will be offering our customers a cell phone that combines multimedia capability and office functionalities perfectly with powerful performance and high efficiency. Its easy operation and the design make the TG01 one of the highlights in our product program." User guidance using gesture operations Toshiba has completely redesigned the user interface of the cell phone based on Windows Mobile. Among other things, the TG01 also features gesture operations, i.e. incoming calls can be answered by simply giving the device a quick shake or the user can navigate between opened applications by tilting the TG01 to the right or the left. All of the operations can be controlled using just one hand. "The TG01 is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology that will enable us to deliver mobile content for O2 customers at unprecedented levels of speed and quality. We are delighted to be partnering with O2 to launch the exciting new TG01 handset into the German market," says Bernard Labaume, Vice President Business Development & Trade Marketing, Toshiba Mobile Communications Division, Europe. Starting in the summer, the TG01 will be available at O2 in white.
Features of the Toshiba TG01
Mobile communication standardsHSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM (depending on availability)
InterfacesBluetooth v2.0, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Color displayWide-VGA (800 x 480), 4.1"
Size/weight70 x 129 x 9.9 mm; 129 g
-Integrated GPS and GPS-A
-Audio standards: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV
-Video standards: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
-Toshiba Touch UI
-Microsoft® Internet Explorer Mobile 6
-Video player: Core Codec CorePlayer
-Windows Mobile 6.1. Professional
-3.2 MP camera
Operating systemWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
ProcessorQualcomm QSD8250 (1GHz)
Memory512 MB ROM / 256MB RAM, micro SDHC slot for up to 32 GB
Battery1,000 mAh, standby time: up to 11.5 days, talking time: up to 5 hours (GSM)
PriceTo be announced when available
AvailabilityMarket introduction starting in the summer of 2009, available in O2 shops, at retail outlets or via the Internet
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 46 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.