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Toshiba TG01 official launch on July 9th: SlashGear will be there!

Toshiba TG01 official launch on July 9th: SlashGear will be there!

It's been almost five months since Toshiba first revealed their TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone, and now the company has invited us back to London on Thursday July 9th for what we're assuming is the handset's official release.  Set to go on sale in Germany and Japan imminently, the TG01 has a vast 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen, 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi, A-GPS and Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset running the show.

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Toshiba Android smartphone development confirmed?

Toshiba Android smartphone development confirmed?

The surprise is perhaps diminished thanks to their joining the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) back in December 2008, but according to Taiwanese industry sources Toshiba are currently developing an Android-based cellphone.  No details regarding the smartphone have been disclosed, and Toshiba themselves are yet to publicly announce any Android intentions.

One possibility, however, is that Toshiba are considering a Qualcomm Snapdragon based Android device.  The company's TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone already uses the Snapdragon chipset, and Qualcomm themselves demonstrated Android running on a reference prototype back at CES in January.  Such a handset could have significantly improved AV capabilities, with various Snapdragon processors supporting anything from integrated WWAN and GPS to high-definition support, mobile digital TV, HSPA+ and WiFi.

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Toshiba TG01 released in next three weeks

Toshiba TG01 released in next three weeks

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.

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Toshiba TG01 gets video review

Toshiba TG01 gets video review

The Toshiba TG01 isn't set to reach the market until the summer, but that hasn't stopped PocketPCItalia from getting their hands on the 9.9mm-thick Windows Mobile smartphone and putting it through its paces on video.  The TG01 has a huge 4.1-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and custom Toshiba GUI; it looks like the company has been doing some work on speeding up the smartphone since we caught it on video back at the London launch.

Video review after the cut

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Toshiba TG5-E01 clears FCC: clamshell TG01 smartphone?

Toshiba TG5-E01 clears FCC: clamshell TG01 smartphone?

A Snapdragon-based Toshiba smartphone has cleared the FCC, but it's not the TG01 we're already familiar with.  In fact, while Toshiba and the FCC have seemingly used the TG01 for their photoset, the user manual for the device - which is called the Toshiba TM5-E01, though that's presumed not to be the final product name - suggests it's considerably thicker and most likely a clamshell handset.

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