Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Toshiba TG01 vs Apple Iphone 3G

It seems that O2 UK is going to get their hands on the ever awaited killer - The Toshiba TG01. As I have mentioned, the PDA/phone is equipped with a cpu which runs at 1Ghz and it is preloaded with WinMo 6.1 Professional. It boast a screen size of 4.1" supporting TFT 256k colours and it is merely 9.9mm in thickness!). The phone was featured during the recent WMC 2009 in Barcelona. I think that is one of the reasons why O2 stores in the UK have stopped displaying Apple Iphone 3G in their stores. I have asked their employees why they have stopped displaying the Apple Iphone 3G. They were tight lipped about the whole issue about it. Since O2 has secured a deal with Toshiba, I think they are going to display the Toshiba TG01 instead of the Apple Iphone 3G.

I think Toshiba wants to move towards the Apple's path whereby they want exclusive royalties from O2. It is just like Apple where by they only offer the Apple Iphone 3G to O2. The Apple 3G is locked to O2 in the UK and unlocking it through jailbreak will invalidate the phone's warranty. Oh dear...

I think the TG01 is an Iphone Killer. Having said that, the UI plays a big part, not only the speedy cpu. The Apple Iphone 3G can really work for many hours without the need to recharge the unit. Question is whether the TG01 can maintain the status?

Update: 01/07/2009 - UK will receive the much anticipated Toshiba TG01. We'll have to see about it then as it is only a week to go before going on live.

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