Toshiba TG01

The Good Massive screen; powerful processor helps with Windows Mobile's slow performance; integration with Microsoft Exchange Server; thin body; expandable memory via microSD slot.

The Bad Unpleasant resistive touchscreen; poor keyboard layout; dated Windows Mobile operating system.

The Bottom Line The Toshiba TG01's huge screen, thin body and 1GHz Snapdragon processor are out of tune with its old-fashioned Windows Mobile operating system and resistive touchscreen. Tiny icons and a poor on-screen keyboard are just the tip of a very annoying iceberg

Editors' Rating
6.5 Overall

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Review

Toshiba TG01

Imagine your IT department is insisting you get a Windows Mobile device -- you've got to automate your business flow or some such nonsense. At this point, you'll probably begin to scream, curse, cry and beg for the sweet release of death. But, just as you begin to do so, a tiny ray of sunshine strikes your forlorn heart. You're getting the Toshiba TG01, and it's as cool as Windows Mobile can get. Admittedly, though, that's not saying much -- a massive screen, thin body and powerful processer barely ease the pain of an operating system that should have been put to sleep years ago.

The TG01 is exclusive to Orange, and it'll cost you about £49 on a £29-per-month contract, or about £450 unlocked and SIM-free.

The Snapdragon snaps
The TG01 has Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor inside, packing 1GHz of white-hot processing power. Surely such a beast can overcome Windows Mobile's legendary sluggishness? No such luck. Applications are still slow to launch, and the presence of a reset button under the TG01's back cover indicates how prone to crashing it is. We managed to crash the device twice in the first 20 minutes of use, without even trying.

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