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.