Toshiba have just spread the good news to TG01 owners - they will get a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 when the OS launches (October 6th). Toshiba will also release the Toshiba TG01 Windows phone - a "new" version of Toshiba TG01 as you know it. The only difference between the two is the version of the OS - the Toshiba TG01 Windows phone will come with Windows Mobile 6.5 out of the box.
The Toshiba TG01 Windows phone will go on sale across Europe on the 6th of October when the new version of the mobile OS launches. In the same time Toshiba promises a free WinMo 6.5. upgrade to all current TG01 users.
We've played around with ver. 6.5 and it's miles ahead of the previous incarnation - though not the full overhaul the outdated WinMo 6.1 needs.
The Toshiba TG01 still maintains its "king of the hill" position, despite the Samsung I8000 Omnia II and the likes trying to dethrone it. The huge 4.1" WVGA screen is among the biggest ever put on a "pocket device" ("pocket" being used liberally here). The thickness of just 9.9mm somehow makes it the thinnest Windows Mobile phone ever and that still amazes us.
The 1GHz Snapdragon CPU is currently the fastest ever used in a mobile phone. And what is the best way to combine the two? Well, the preinstalled Core player holds one answer - video watching (well, the support for up 32GB microSD cards doesn't hurt either). The built-in GPS receiver gives another answer - the Toshiba TG01 Windows phone is the size of a typical dedicated satnav unit.