Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The first-gigahertz phone.

TG01 Toshiba has the stuff to the winner: It has the largest screen, the fastest processor, a touchscreen and navigation software. blogs ONINE has tested whether the slim smartphone the high expectations may be.


The reaction in the initial contact with the TG01 is almost always the same: "Boah is great!" And yes, actually: it is large in size and must be. Toshiba TG01 Because not only has a screen that was much higher than the usual degree beyond, it is also driven by a processor, already in small notebooks has been sighted. Best ingredients for a potential multimedia highlight also.

It wants the device at the first viewing will confirm. Its screen is of 4.1 inch (10.4 cm) diagonal, not only almost as big as an entire iPhone, it is still two and a half times more pixels than the Apple phone. This promises more details, more clarity, finer colors.

More speed gives the processor on the other hand, a QSD8250 by Qualcomm, better known as Snapdragons. With a clock frequency of 1 gigahertz, he sets a new mobile high. For comparison: the new iPhone 3G will be a maximum of 600 S MegaHertz said. Indeed, the Qualcomm chip in the Toshiba phone to fix that even small notebooks, he should drive, which then
Smart Books will be read.

The combination of a giant screen, and Turbo-Toshiba chip developers have used to disguise as striking to that their new mobile work with Windows Mobile 6.1 equipped. Of these, at first glance, however, nothing to see. The Home screen greets with three color whose hue upwards in a gentle run to the black slip. Each color stands for a program group that contains three symbols, which - the high resolution can greet - with tiny letters are.

This color bar can be moved by clue, like a blind fold to the side. Actually, only three fit on the screen by sliding the trick, but a total of eight such bars prepared according to color a certain program group, three icons for quick launch of software can record.

When you start, however, one of these programs, followed by the disillusionment: after just one click you'll come to the surface of Windows Mobile on a device like this has plenty of old-fashioned. Above all, however, is the version 6.1 only poorly by finger control. Better be with the successor to the version number 6.5, but the leaves in coming.

Navi with expiration dates

Extremely thin, the Toshiba phone equipped with memory. Only 256 megabytes of RAM are installed in the device. That's enough, even the operating system optics angehübschten not always sufficient. In the surprise test the device on several occasions with the error message "menu functions for memory shortage restricted. Close some applications." Still, the test was based on a microSD memory card with 1 GB of storage space for.

Of all the rings are good already with 650 MB of data from the supplied CoPilot navigation software shows. The gut makes a perfectly good impression, it is fine finger control by use, but has a major shortcoming: There is only one trial included the 14 days after the service recruits - or must be purchased.

Glossy Display

The multimedia facilities on the other hand, is characterized mainly by the included media player
Core player, which pretty much all the current audio and video formats can play. This is fine to try, whether and how well the screen is actually the TG01. The result: Actually, he is class, he would not be so bad blogsn.

View makes movies only in dark environments really fun. Not because he is not bright enough, but because they usually require more of themselves than by the film looks, especially in dark passages. Did you but a neighborhood and found an angle where you have a glare-free view of the screen gets, you will be greeted with fine detail and a resolution rewarded, all the pixels disappear.

USB interface unit

Just out the graphics prepared in the test also recurrent problems. When surfing the Web, whether with the preinstalled Internet Explorer Mobile or Opera Mobile browser, showed regularly at the screen edges confused pixel pattern (see pictures stretch). At a crash, these pixels are not errors resulted but could only stop and restart the browser removed.

What is a reboot can not eliminate, the poverty of interfaces. Contact with the outside world, the TG01 prefer forth wirelessly, via cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Physical contact is only via USB. About this data must be an interface with the PC off, the battery and headphones can be connected. Standard headsets fit because of course not.

Toshiba TG01

Operating System
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Integrated Memory
256 MB

Expansion slot
microSD (1 GB included)

Screen Resolution
800 x 480 pixels

Screen Size
4.1 inch

Digital Camera
3.2 megapixel

PC Connection

129 grams

129 x 70 x 9.9 millimeters

Wireless connections

Standby time
11.5 days

up to 5 hours

Touchscreen, GPS

500 (My O2 mobile finance)

All values are the manufacturer's specifications

But this is perhaps one of the swabs, the Toshiba's developer had to make to the electronics of the TG01, despite the large screen in such a flat housing squeeze them. Only 9.9 millimeters thick, it is, in this way compensates a little for that of its outer dimensions far larger than any other touch screen phone on the market. From a shirt pocket lugt it will always be a few centimeters out. Nevertheless, one can in this way unnoticed recordings with the integrated 3.2 megapixel camera make.

And that is precisely the strength of the muscle shallow. As a mobile multimedia player with which you can also still make phone calls, TG01 makes a very good figure. The screen shows all previously assembled in Mobile Phones Displays negligent in the shade (as long as one sees him in the shade), the fast processor itself raises AVCHD and DivX movies on the brilliant flicker-free screen. Who likes to adorn with a gadget that is different than the others, because hardly anything can go wrong. The sensation that one of the first gigahertz phone is expected, but Toshiba has not succeeded.

But that could still come. The models TG02 and TG03 are Web rumored to already being planned.



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