Toshiba TG01 Touchscreen Smartphone – Cinema in your pocket

The provides the largest touch screen and the fastest processor among all mobile phones. With a screen diagonal of 10.5 inches, it is recommended for those who want to go watch movies with your mobile phone and use multimedia applications. The TG01 has a huge screen size is 4.1 inches (10.4 cm)!

The impressive technical specifications of the Toshiba smartphones: 1.0-GHz processor, WLAN, GPS, 4.1-inch display, Bluetooth, HSDPA and HSUPA – the TG01 is full of technical refinements. In particular, the fast processor and large-format, touch-sensitive screen, lift it from other smartphones.

Although the device with dimensions of 130 x 70 x 9.9 millimeters, has a height of only 9.9 millimeters and a weight of 129 grams, relatively easy to disappear into the pocket.

Menu Navigation and Operating System
The Toshiba TG01 has Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system. They are dealing with a Microsoft OS that recognizes the user only at second glance. The TG01 windows mobile on the layering principle has its own interface with the name "Toshiba touchscreen”. In the main menu simply reminds the typical "start" button, as it is also a Windows PC.

The upper half of the screen of the start screen is reserved for a kind of widget window. Status messages go here, together amounting to missed calls, received text messages, or upcoming appointments. Tiny icons to be taken with the little finger to provide for switching views between different widgets.

Big screen, fast processor, sufficient memory: The playback of multimedia content is part of the main screen of Toshiba mobile phones. The built-in hardware can play videos, without the help of any 3rd party software. TG01 plays the moving images, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 and WMV video formats with the help of the installed Windows Media Player. Alternatively, the software CorePlayer is available.

The playback is smooth and sharp. Only rarely are on the screen distracting artifacts visible. Even fast action scenes can be recorded with no problems. However, the user faces problem with unfavorable Sun. This is a fairly light-and-contrast display can be read in direct sunlight exposure any more.

The internal mono speaker of Toshiba mobile phones is too weak, to accompany a 90-minute acoustic feature film. Therefore, we recommend the use of headphones. A self-construction of Toshiba prevents the connection of a headset with a standard 3.5-millimeter plug.

Camera : 3.2-megapixel
The built-in digital camera of the TG01 with a 3.2-megapixel resolution is more an ornament than real value. The images appear slightly pale and washed out. An LED light or a flash is missing. In addition, the camera lens sits completely unprotected on the rear panel.

Surfing the Net
With the help of the Internet Explorer from Microsoft, the TG01-users can surf the world wide web. Pages are displayed, similar to the video playback on its large screen.

An example: Since the display is not multitouch have to enlarge from page content, following steps below:

Clicking the Menu button. ( in full screen mode, you must first press the screen for a long time, then tick the box ‘to disable full screen "and then clicked again on the menu.)

For every progressive enlargement or reduction, the user must the appropriate button several times (pressing). This leads to significant delay.

A targeted increase of individual page elements is not possible. Other manufacturers such as Apple or HTC solve this much more elegant.

Complete package from Microsoft : Office applications
Windows Mobile operating system can be found on the TG01 that already has many of Microsoft Office applications. Examples include specially designed for mobile screens, customized versions of Excel and Word. But even the Acrobat Reader from Adobe and a note-taking program are on board. Basic functions such as contact and calendar management are also integrated into the operating system.

The private data synchronization with Windows computers through the program ActiveSync. TG01 supports synchronization with the help of Exchange servers. The necessary USB cable, the user must obtain by himself. Toshiba and O2 create the smartphone, only a USB host adapter in the package. Alternatively, the Toshiba TG01 receives and transmits data via a wireless and Bluetooth connection. This takes in practice much longer than the wired version of USB.

The fact that Toshiba TG01 in the fastest processor and the largest screen work under the smart phones, consoles the user do not get over the weaknesses of the device. In addition to the unloving treatment of low ease of use, tiny buttons are difficult to use the phones in daily life, complicated menus straining nerves and patience of the owner.

Too bad, because the Toshiba TG01 would have a better operating system and an intelligent interface, the potential for multimedia high-flyer.

Also videos on the Toshiba cell phone takes a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The results however, are not satisfactory. Slightly faster movements lead to gross profit picture dropouts. In some places the playback stops for several seconds.


  1. Hi I recently bought a TG01 Thoshiba windows mobile. Though all features are good the speaker quality is very bad especially when using a playback. Please let me know how to improve the quality


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