Toshiba's TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone is almost ready to launch in Germany, and a few more details regarding the slimline handset are emerging. Not only have O2 and Toshiba partnered with Nimbuzz to put their cross-platform social networking app on the TG01, but USB Host support has been confirmed.
It hasn't taken hackers long to enable unofficial tethering on iPhone handsets running OS 3.0, and its taken carriers even less time to put out the predictable dire warnings regarding anyone found using such hacks. UK carrier and official Apple iPhone partner O2 have issued a statement suggesting that anybody found using tethering without their official "Bolt On" package will be charged or disconnected.
Snapdragon's appearance in various netbooks over the past few days may have distracted you from the fact that its first proper showing will likely be in the Toshiba TG01. O2 Germany had already announced their intention to carry the Windows Mobile smartphone, but they've now confirmed that it'll be arriving on the market within the next three weeks.
The TG01 is interesting inside and out, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD2850 1GHz processor inside and a 4.1-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen on the outside. The whole thing is just 9.9mm thick, despite packing WiFi, HSPA, GPS, Bluetooth and a microSD slot content with up to 32GB cards. Check out our live photos and video of the smartphone for more details.
Tipped over the weekend, O2 Germany have officially announced their first Android handset, the Samsung I7500. The I7500 has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, paired with a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 AMOLED touchscreen, HSPA, GPS and WiFi b/g.
There's also Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a microUSB port, squeezed into a body that measures just 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm. The usual array of Google applications are present, including GMail and the Chrome Lite browser, together with the Android Market for downloading further titles.
Arch carrier rivals Telefónica and Vodafone have signed a deal that will see them share cell-tower hardware, consolidating existing 2G and 3G base-stations and working together on future installations. The agreement will first impact the UK, Germany, Ireland and Spain, with further negotiations taking place regarding the Czech Republic.
According to Spanish media, carrier giant Telefonica has grabbed the all-important Palm Pre exclusivity deal in Spain, the United Kingdom and Latin America. If the reports - currently unconfirmed by either Palm or Telefonica - are true, that would see the carrier's UK subsidiary O2 selling the Pre alongside the iPhone 3G.
O2 declined to comment when leaked shots of the OpenPeak OpenFrame home information center showed up last month bearing the carriers icons, but they're happily squealing about it today. The 7-inch touchscreen desktop communications tablet gets a new name - the O2 Joggler - and promises media streaming, PIM apps and photo viewing.
It's been around six months since OpenPeak showed off their OpenFrame home information center, and since then Verizon have launched their own take on the concept, with the Verizon Hub, while iRiver unveiled their own WAVE HOME. Obviously someone at carrier O2 has been taken with the OpenPeak device; photos of the OpenFrame in action, complete with new iconography, have shown up, together with a predicted release date.
If you've been waiting for the O2, you're in luck. Cowon has officially announced the release of their O2 touchscreen portable media player today and it packs in quite a few features.
If you depend on Oxygen bars to make it through your day as chipper as ever, then maybe this wouldn’t be a bad investment for you. You get the little oxygen bar gadget and a bunch of other stuff so you can give yourself and/or your friends your daily O2 fix.