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Orange Toshiba TG01 hands-on video & gallery

Orange Toshiba TG01 hands-on video & gallery

As you've probably seen, Orange launched the Toshiba TG01 today, and SlashGear went along to the launch event 31 floors above the city of London.  There's not much about this smartphone we didn't already know - after all, we were also there in February when it officially debuted - but today was an opportunity to play with the Orange branded version and the latest firmware.  Read on for our first impressions, plus a hands-on gallery, video demo, and comparison shots with what up until now has been the Windows Mobile heavyweight, HTC's Touch HD.

 

Hands-on video demo after the cut

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Toshiba TG01 hits Orange UK on July 10th [Video]

Toshiba TG01 hits Orange UK on July 10th [Video]

We're not sure whether Orange have scooped Toshiba in advance of their event later on today, or this is all carefully planned, but the carrier has announced it will exclusively be offering the Toshiba TG01 from July 10th.  Already on sale with Orange France, the UK version of the handset will be priced from free with a £39.15 ($63) 24-month contract with unlimited on-device browsing.

Video demo from Orange after the cut

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Orange offers inexpensive Vegas touchscreen phone

Orange offers inexpensive Vegas touchscreen phone

Sometimes, all we need is the bare essentials and that's precisely what Orange, the UK wireless provider, is offering with their Vegas phone. It's small, inexpensive and provides a touchscreen on a device that normally wouldn't have one.

The Vegas has a 2.4-inch touch display. There's a standard 1.3-megapixel camera, a built-in speaker, a microSD memory card slot with 64MB of built-in storage, Bluetooth and support for MP3 files and FM radio.

It also has a headphone jack and GPRS networking, rather than 3G. You can get the Vegas phone from Orange now for just the equivalent of $72 in either pink or black color options. This phone is sold on a pay-as-you-go plan. There's no doubt this phone is basic, but it offers some of that highly-coveted touch appeal for a fraction of the cost....

LG Viewty II hitting Orange UK in June?

LG Viewty II hitting Orange UK in June?

We're so used to seeing the spec list, press photos, leaked hands-on videos with pre-production samples and early reviews of new cellphones that it's something of a surprise that the LG Viewty II has remained so discrete.  So far it's just been a few snaps and a partial spec sheet to whet our anticipation; not bad, since according to Electricpig the touchscreen handset itself is set to hit Orange UK in June.

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