CDMA version of Toshiba's TG01 planned?

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CDMA version of Toshiba's TG01 planned?
All it takes is a small clue to determine someone's intentions. It may not be done on purpose, but the best detectives will tell you that sometimes you can learn a lot by just using your eyes. For example, when Toshiba announced the TG01 yesterday, it was announced as a model supporting GSM 3G HSDPA/HSUPA using Qualcomm's Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset. Toshiba said to expect a European launch in the first half of this year. But if you look closely at the picture of the unit, on the side casing you will find "QUALCOMM 3G CDMA" printed. Now this could mean that a U.S. version of the handset is heading to the States, or it could mean nothing. What is interesting is that the QSD8250 has a sister version, the QSD8260 with both HSPA, as well as CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B capabilities. With a 4.1 inch display, and a speedy processor under the hood, this could be the iPhone killer although we have heard that song before. Those who have seen the device in action have sung high praises about the sharpness and clarity of the display. Now you can get a look at the TG01 in action by watching the video below.
Toshiba TG01 GSM Specifications
source: SlashGear



1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This looks very intriguing but I have to say that UI looks pretty horrendous.

2. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

...Good point..I dunno about that UI....looks kinda funny. Hopefully this is just part of it!!!

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats probably like that just to be obnoxiously visible and catch everyones eyes. i really dont think (hope) that a designer is going to release that as the main screen! :)

4. msb175

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

well, thats something original tho. that flicking the phone to get back to the home screen is interesting. but with my luck, i'd be using it and then sneeze and it would go back to the home screen without warning...

5. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

9.9mm thick? I would rather have a phone that is 15mm and not so tall and wide. This thing is not going in my pocket. Why why why would anyone want it to be that thin?

6. ravensfan55

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Sorry to bust your guys' bubble, but when I bought my Samsung Blackjack from AT&T, there was a sticker on the top of the phone that said "QUALCOMM 3G CDMA". Mine was covered under the recall, and the replacement one I got read "QUALCOMM 3G WCDMA". This could simply be there because of the fact that HSPA uses WCDMA.

7. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Meh, it runs Windows...NO THX!

8. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

My thoughts exactly. Now if this was running Android then we could talk.

9. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It all depends on how you define "iphone killer." If you want to try and grab as much market share as the iphone has, the easiest way to do that would be with a CDMA phone. If you want to get current iphone users to switch, then either CDMA or GSM might work.

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