today announced it will be exclusively ranging the
Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile
Professional smartphone in the UK across all its own retail channels in time for
the weekend (see our two hands-on videoviews
here). Offering the widest high-definition touch-screen available on a
mobile, the TG01 provides users with a cinematic viewing experience on a
handheld device and is testament to Orange UK's focus on ranging innovative
multimedia handsets so consumers can make the most from the latest shifts in
modern technology. A powerful and feature-rich mobile entertainment device, the
TG01 offers uses the largest widescreen handset yet; the 4.1" WVGA screen is
the perfect size for watching TV, videos and looking at pictures in high
The TG01 also bridges the gap between Notebook and mobile by featuring the
latest in chipset technology and is the first handset to be sold in the UK which
has a 1 GHz processing power, offering fast mobile Internet connectivity for a
richer multimedia experience. This also enables users to make the most out of
their phone, whether it be for watching video, updating social network pages or
just browsing the web – just like they do on their PC.
The handset is the first from Toshiba to be part of Orange's successful
Signature Series and comes with quick links so users can easily get to grips
with the handset's great functionality. Shortcuts to the best of Orange TV &
Video (which recommends great video content such as Sky 24/7 Football), Orange
Maps (Orange's own sat nav service which utilizes the TG01's inbuilt AGPS), and
Orange World (Orange's own mobile Internet portal), come integrated on the
device's user interface.
Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK "We're really pleased to have
teamed up with Toshiba to bring the TG01 exclusively to the UK. We believe the
TG01 is a prime example of manufacturer innovation, and is a device that is at
the very top of its game which will allow users to make the most from their
"The TG01 is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology
that will enable us to deliver mobile content for Orange customers at
unprecedented levels of speed and quality. We are delighted to be partnering
with Orange to launch the exciting new TG01 handset into the UK Market," said
Bernard Labaume, VP Business Development & Trade Marketing, Toshiba Information
Systems (UK) Ltd, Mobile Communications Division.
The TG01 will be free to customers who take out a £39.15 per month, 24 month
price plan. The package includes 1200 any network call minutes, unlimited texts,
Orange Maps as well as inclusive anytime Internet browsing and is exclusive to
Orange in the UK.
The device is already available from Orange in France, and will also be
shortly available from Orange in Switzerland, Romania and Poland.
Cheers ~ Arne