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Orange launches TG01 across Europe

21 OCT 2009

Orange has become the first operator in Europe to launch the Toshiba TG01, the first phone based on Qualcomm’s new 1GHz ‘Snapdragon’ chip. In a statement, the France Telecom-owned mobile firm said it launched the device in France last week and today in the UK in a three-month market exclusive. It will be available in Switzerland in a six-month exclusive later this month and in Romania from August. The arrangement is Orange’s first ever pan-European agreement with Toshiba. The operator said the device will be combined with a select range of country-specific flat-rate tariffs and will be customised to work with Orange’s network. In the UK for example, Orange will offer shortcuts to the best of Orange Video (such as Sky 24/7 Football), while, in France, customers will have access to Orange mobile TV which has over 60 channels.

The device is the first phone to use the QSD2850 Snapdragon chipset, which boasts a 1GHz processor core, twice as fast as the chipsets used in most current smartphones. It is based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1 platform and features a 4.1″ Wide-VGA high-resolution touchscreen, which Orange said makes it ideal for watching TV, videos and viewing high-quality pictures. Toshiba launched the phone at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in February.

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