Toshiba's TG03 finally gets approved--will it run Windows Phone 7?

Going way back to April 2009, when the sky was the limit for Windows Mobile and 6.5 was our great hope, Toshiba was just ramping up their plans for devices. We had the monstrous (at the time) TG01 on the scene (though no U.S. 3G on board) and then came word of the TG02 and TG03.

While the TG02 eventually saw the light of day (for a refresh, see our hands on with video), the TG03 disappeared from the cosmos. Until today.

According to it looks like the TG03 has received that sweet Euro certification from the Global Certification Forum (GCF), clearing it for near-release status. It was signed off with quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 800/850/2100 MHz, so you know what that means...

The 2009 specs would still be solid for today, if they are unchanged: a 4.1 inch touchscreen, Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 5.1 (simulated) audio pumped out of two speakers, and "video box" mode to easily get video off the device. Then again, we'd find it difficult to believe that some of that wasn't upgraded in the last year and half.

But the million dollar question is: what OS? Unfortunately, we just don't know. While the original TG03 was a WM6.5 device, it makes sense with the timing that this would be Toshiba's push into WP7 territory--even if they're not named as a launch partner. Then again, that little damn droid bot has been stealing our thunder...

Toshiba TG02, TG03 pics leak out

Our frenemies at The iPhone Blog are gonna have a field day with this, but feast your eyes on a leaked shot of the Toshiba TG02 and its 4.1 inches of high-res bliss, thanks to Techblog.

As you'll remember from the leaked Toshiba roadmap we saw not so long ago, the TG02 (the follow-up to the TG01, natch) reportedly will sport a 3.2MP camera and Windows Mobile 6.5 at launch, possibly (but we're not holding our breath) before the end of the year. And protecting the 1GHz Snapdragon processor is a waterproof shell.

But that's not all, folks. Thanks again to Techblog, here's a shot of the Toshiba TG03. And, believe it or not, the specs are even better. Along with the same 4.1 inch touchscreen and Snapdragon processor comes a 5-megapixel camera (let's hope it's got decent optics), 5.1 (simulated) audio pumped out of two speakers, and "video box" mode to easily get video off the device.

So we've said it before and we'll say it again. There's some exciting stuff coming from the Toshiba camp. Let's cross our fingers that we get to see any of it on an official basis here in the U.S.

via Engadget