Toshiba introduces the next iPhone Killer?

Toshiba introduces the next iPhone Killer?
It has been said before. The LG Voyager, the G1, the HTC Touch HD and the BlackBerry Storm. Even the Palm Pre, which has not even been put on sale to the public yet, is on the list. All of these phones were to be the stealth assassin, silently entering the house where the iPhone 3G lives and killing it. Despite the large number of devices that set out to do the task, no one has yet been able to really be the iPhone killer. Now comes another entrant, Toshiba, and their newly announced TG01. This device might have what it takes as it features a huge 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 384k pixel resistive touchscreen. While running on Windows Mobile 6.1, other features include 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and A-GPS. It will be the first phone running on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon chip. The TG01 will have a virtual track pad for web navigation and speaking of the internet, this device will have Internet Explorer Mobile 6 which includes full support for Flash. Like many other smartphones in its class, the unit will respond to gestures, but the TG01 will also hang up and answer calls by shaking the device. The model is expected to ship with apps to YouTube, Google and Facebook and the GUI will be set up for one handed use, featuring vertical panels. Toshiba says to expect the TG01 to be out in Europe this Summer and while no carrier or price has been announced, you can expect this potential iPhone Killer to cost about the same as the phone it is trying to kill. It might be time for all iPhone owners to keep an eye on their phone with this potential assassin soon to be on the loose.

via: SlashGear



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12 Comments

1. westbank504

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

ok lets see how this fares up!

2. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WinMo 6.1 = Not an iPhone killer

3. mustangpunk68

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 03, 2009

Agreed. Though I am not a fan of the iphone I am a Berry user, WinMo does not stand a chance against Apple OS.

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Agreed, its still winmo no matter what UI gets slapped on.

5. TheAncients

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 03, 2009

Winmo 6.5 will be launching here soon and hopefully it has better performance over earlier winmo ver. Nice phone....hope there will be a CDMA version.

6. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 2008

Mobile Internet Explorer 6 - Flash? People might stop using Opera now... just to watch videos.

7. The Godfather unregistered

the storm not an i phone killer? funny, since it sold nearly the same amount in the US the first 2 months it was released. NOthing is going to be a i phone killer on this site because these people here worship the over rated call dropping locked down apple phone

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You have got to be the king of beating a dead horse.

8. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

IMO, there will never be an iphone killer cuz all the new touchscreen phones are all compared to the iphone. Yes, LG did the touchscreen thing first with the Prada, but the iphone has clearly set the precedent for whatever reason; be it the ease of the interface, it looks pretty, big screen, WHATEVER! The point is, that the iphone made touchscreen phones popular, and thus will always be the "king of the hill" in that regard. Thus the CONSTANT comparisons. Let the record show that I'm with VZW; will be renewing my contract with a BB Storm in the not-too-distant-future; and cannot be pigeon-holed as an "Apple fanboy".

9. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Enough with the "iPhone Killer?" introductions to your posts, PhoneArena. Really, enough is enough!!!! Stop comparing every single touch-screen device to the iPhone. How bout letting a device get released and then letting the public decide for itself. People buy the iPhone for whatever reasons they do but it hasn't slowed down the sales of other comparable phones. In THAT case, EVERY phone is an iPhone killer. Despite all the hype around the iPhone, Voyager, Touch HD, Palm Pre, and the like, the scaled down simple phones are still selling off the charts. This one looks like a winner but again, time will tell.

10. rostei13

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

have you ever seen a new MS product with faster performance? It might be faster because of the fast processor but sure not an iPhone Killer.

12. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Why did you post the EXACT same thing in two different threads? Lacking in the ol' creativity dept. I see?

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