Whether you’re hooking your HDMI-equipped smartphone up to your TV to watch a video, surf the web, or enjoy a game, the last thing you want happening is your phone’s battery dying halfway through. Sure, you could plug in your charger as well as the HDMI cable, but why not simplify things? A new standard called the Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL, proposes to draw power directly from the TV, as well as giving you some new options to control your phone.
MHL uses a connector that’s compatible with HDMI, so smartphones designed with MHL in mind could still [...]
Remember the Toshiba TG03? This rumored third handset in the high-end Windows Mobile 6.5-powered TG-series was first tipped in April 2009 by way of a leaked roadmap and very early render; it was said to be a three-channel surround sound version of the TG02, which itself was a waterproof variant of the original TG01 that never seems to have come to market. Well thanks to the wonderful camera finder feature on Picasa, we learned that the TG03 snapped a mere six pictures which were uploaded to the photo sharing site, spanning the period September 27th (the exact same day it appeared on [...]
The California Institute of Technology decided to enter the lawsuit game as it brought companies like LG, Pantech, Nokia, Toshiba and STMicro to the Los Angeles court on November 24, claiming the aforementioned companies infringed nine camera related patents with their mobile phones and components.
Six years ago, the Pasadena university sued Canon and Nikon among other camera manufacturers for infringing six patents for pixel sensors but the recent lawsuit is referring to sensor technology being used in mobile phones. Caltech is seeking unspecified damages for willful [...]
Toshiba’s Windows Mobile-powered TG01, one of the first devices to sport Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor, has been gifted with its first working builds of Android. As is usually the case with these early ports, most of the handset’s functionality is untapped, because drivers have yet to be written/modified for the phone’s particular hardware. Still, users are reporting that several kernels are now bootable thanks to the work of coder Markinus, who managed to get basics like the touchscreen, USB port, and SD slot working; however, with no wireless [...]
KDDI Corporation and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company have announced yesterday their plans for three Android powered devices to hit the Japanese market after late December 2010, the Regza IS04, IS05 and the SIRIUSα IS06.
The Toshiba made Regza IS04 is not only water proof but will feature a 12-megapixel camera to capture images that will be displayed on its 4-inch FWVGA (Full Wide Video Graphics Array, 854x 480) display, with the aid of a 1GHz Snapdragon processor running Android 2.1 Eclair. Such a high megapixel count is not uncommon as we’ve seen the Altek Leo, [...]
Well here’s something you don’t see everyday: a Toshiba TG01 — codenamed Tsunagi, and first announced at Mobile World Congress 2009 — running Windows Phone 7. The photo was captured on Microsoft’s Redmond campus by a TechRadar team taking a tour of the mobile development and testing facilities. The article notes that a number of unreleased devices were spotted from the likes of Acer and Toshiba, meaning that the TG02 or even possibly the TG03 may become a Windows Phone 7 too.
Although this model was one of the first to pack Qualcomm’s 1GHz [...]
Toshiba is showing off an Android-powered smartphone at one of its booths at this year’s CEATEC trade show in Japan, although other than the words “Smart 5” written on a piece of tape stuck to the handset, absolutely no information about this mysterious device is available. We say “mysterious,” because Toshiba — and now the combined mobile entity of Fujitsu-Toshiba — has generally been known as a Windows Phone shop, although its presence in North America has been almost non-existent save for a few imported TG01’s.
What we [...]
Toshiba’s mysterious TG03 smartphone has passed through the Global Certification Forum sporting quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS (800MHz/850MHz/2100MHz) radios, but since we haven’t heard anything about this model in over a year, we really have no idea what form it will take now. First spotted in early 2009, the 03 was supposed to be the third Windows Mobile 6.x handset in the TG line, following the TG01 and TG02. The TG01 has gone on to see some success due to its being early out of the gate with a Snapdragon processor, and although the TG02 has shown up at the FCC and MWC, [...]
Once rumored to be called the SmartPad, the Toshiba Android tablet is now speculated to be sporting a new name by the name of Folio, which is reminiscent to the Palm Foleo–a “smart book” that precedes its time as a netbook alternative.
The Toshiba Folio will be running Android and is expected to be an iPad competitor with a Tegra 2 processor that’s based on a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset running 1 GHz. The display on the Folio is expected to have a resolution of 1024 X 600, and there will be multiple radios, including Bluetooth, 3G, and WiFi b/g/n [...]
The latest craze in mobile computing this year is Android and tablets, and Toshiba is not one to be left out. The Japanese PC maker will be releasing its own Android tablet this fall, pegged for a September to October timeframe, with some impressive specs such as a 10-inch touchscreen and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The company is hoping to move between 40,000 and 50,000 units by the end of 2010.
The company had previously shown off its Android tablet at CES, but did not announce any plans at that time.
Toshiba will be joining not only other top-tier PC makers with [...]
We’ve previously covered the development of the HD2 3D Driver Patch which helps in scenarios where some of the applications that use graphics, such as games, might run a bit slow or stutter on devices like the HTC HD2 and the patch tries to solve this issue.
The app is now called Turbo3D, it’s final and hit Marketplace with the following description:
Many new phones come with homescreens, apps and games based on OpenGL, a framework for 3D applications. Not all of these work as fluent or smooth as they could, and this is where Turbo3D comes in. Turbo3D [...]
PDAdb.net, the Comprehensive Database of PDA, PDA Phone, Smartphone, PNA & Mobile Device Specifications, has records for so far six upcoming Windows Phone 7 Devices from various manufacturers, hitting the market Q4 2010, according to Preliminary Specifications. It’s just a matter of when Microsoft decides to go live with the highly anticipated but controversial OS, but we can’t wait till Fall.
Here’s the line-up so far:1. Toshiba TG032. HTC Touch Diamond 3 (HTC Obsession)3. LG Panther GW9104. LG Apollo GW9905. Dell Lightning EU-US6. HTC [...]
We’ve posted about the First HTC HD2 3D Driver Patch from XDA Developers and now we have a new Beta being released for testing purposes to advanced users.
The “patch focusses mainly on a modified OpenGL ES CM, but a CL wrapper is also included (adaptation of NuShrike’s CL wrapper) and so is the TG-01 D3D driver. The latter is faster than the D3D driver that comes with the Leo, but it’s still not very fast”. In plain English, some of the applications that use graphics, such as games, might run a bit slow or stutter on devices like the HTC HD2 and the [...]
A report from The DigiTimes states that Compal will be manufacturing the Toshiba tablets–one of which will run Windows CE 7 and have dual-screens while the other will be running Android with a 10-inch display. The tablets are said to be powered by a Tegra 2 chipset from NVIDIA. With speculation that Microsoft’s Courier tablet reference design be based on the company’s mobile OS solution rather than a full Windows desktop platform, could Toshiba be the first OEM to score a Courier solution with its Windows CE 7 dual-screen tablet? In the past, Toshiba has had a strong [...]
The Toshiba K01, shown back at Mobile World Congress, is an awesome device. It has a 4.1″ AMOLED capacitive mulitouch display and a slide out keyboard, plus it’s got the wicked fast Snapdragon 1GHz CPU powering the device (full specs here). While it’s likely to ship with Windows Mobile 6.5.3, there are some rumors that it could get an upgrade to Windows Phone 7 Series, but we’re betting that no hardware (ever) will get an official upgrade to Windows Phone 7 Series because of an uneasy upgrade path. That said, there’s new reason to get excited about the [...]
The Toshiba TG01 was the first Windows Mobile phone to pack a Snapdragon CPU. It never made it to the US, but perhaps we’ll have better luck with the TG02. It’s similar in many ways to the original, except that the screen is OLED and capacitive, plus it’s just 9.9mm thick, as seen above. The screen is still 4.1″, which pushes into HD2 territory. It looks to be running Windows Mobile 6.5, but with the capacitive screen, we’re thinking that it will ship with 6.5.3. It also look to come with Spb Mobile Shell.
The K01, shown above, is [...]
The Toshiba TG01 is one of the hottest handsets of its time with a sleek form factor, large 4.1-inch resistive touchscreen display, and was one of the first smartphones to adopt the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, clocking in at 1 GHz. Now, Toshiba is finding it fit to introduce the TG01 successor, appropriately called the TG02, which is making rounds at the FCC. Like its predecessor, the TG02 still lacks the appropriate North American 3G bands. Hopefully, though, we’ll get to see what the handset will look like–perhaps with the oft rumored Windows Mobile 7–at Mobile [...]
It looks like Microsoft is on the verge of pushing out the Windows Mobile 6.5.3, though which handsets will get the royal treatment is still not out yet. However, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from loading 6.5.3, which uses icons to replace the soft menu on the bottom navigation bar on the screen, onto their devices. Most notably, 6.5.3 was spotted on the Toshiba TG01, which was first to the market with the Snapdragon processor, and the Pharos Traveler 137. The OS build number is 23091.5.3.0.
(via: WMPowerUser via NeoWin)
There’s an ongoing debate as to which touchscreen is more accurate between the capacitive and the resistive. Obviously, using the stylus on a resistive touchscreen will be more accurate than your finger on a capacitive one.
TouchMark is a free application that will offer a score for the accuracy of your touchscreen based on calculations after some tests which imply tapping the screen, either with stylus or finger, useful for comparing accuracy between same touchscreen types of different devices or between resistive and capacitive. As far as the score is concerned, the [...]
It looks like the thin and large-screened Toshiba TG01 has gotten its own Windows Mobile 6.5 love. A software update to Windows Mobile 6.5 has been released by Toshiba for English, German, and French TG01s in the wild.
Prior to the release of Windows Mobile 6.5, there were leaks showing 6.5 on the TG01 hardware. I did have a chance to preview 6.5 on the Toshiba TG01 at the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 launch event in San Diego, California and the device performed well; it was zippy and the large screen showed off the new OS rather nicely.
Check out the Toshiba site for [...]
Toshiba’s new T115 notebook will give many netbooks a run for their money. The new lightweight, ultra-portable notebook comes with power from its Intel® Pentium® processor SU4100 or Intel® Celeron® processor 7435 and delivers performance with a 9-hour battery and 11.6-inch display weighing in at just 3.5 pounds. The low $450 pricing of the T115 ($600 for the larger 13.3-inch T135 cousin) will make the Toshiba T115 notebook competitive against netbooks.
With the convergence of notebooks getting more portable and delivering more life on a single battery charge with netbooks [...]
With the imminent launch of Windows Mobile in the US, an interesting piece on the Microsoft press site reveals some of the carriers and manufacturing partners for Windows Mobile 6.5 in different worldwide geographic locations. Of particular interest is the region for North America, which reveals that Windows Mobile 6.5 will be present on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless; noticeably absent is T-Mobile, though the carrier got its version of the HTC Snap called the Dash 3G and the Touch Pro2. Both those units, in its un-branded form, will be getting an update from HTC to 6.5. [...]
It looks like NTT Docomo is mulling the possibility of launching itself in the US of A as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which raises a few eyebrows as MVNOs traditionally have not fared well in the tough US mobile market. NTT Docomo is hoping to piggyback off of AT&T or T-Mobile for some GSM fanfare.
MVNOs basically “lease” out cellular space from established carriers. Examples of MVNOs in the past include Virgin Mobile (which operated off of Sprint’s network and has since been acquired by the carrier), Amp’d Mobile, and Helio. [...]
Toshiba is giving its Toshiba TG01 some Windows Mobile 6.5 love come October 6. The handset has been spotted before with Windows Mobile 6.5 but now Toshiba is making the news official, re-launching the TG01 as a Windows Phone on October 6 to include Windows Mobile 6.5 and also releasing an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 for existing owners.
The Toshiba TG01 is one of the fastest Windows Mobile smartphones on the market today, making use of the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor in a super slim body that houses a large touchscreen. However, despite its innovative features, the history of [...]