I'd like to open a discussion about this phone and his numerous defects. Well yesterday I tried an HTC Pro2 and I feel a real sucker with this device that compared with the HTC device seems quite ridiculus. I don't know if someone from toshiba is reading this forum but ... well guys I can't image a normal user using day-by-day this device that is sold in Italy at a premium price of 549Euros! Yes i spent 549 euros atrected by all the discussion about this "iPhone killer" with 1ghz CPU!
I really think it's not onest from toshiba to sell the TG01 that can be considered just a beta device.
5 problems are really big:
-BATTERY life is miserable. My old Samsung i780 phone was sold with 2 batteries probably because someone in samsung thought that a battery life of 36-48 hours was not enough for a professional phone. How long can you use your TG01? 6 or 8 hours ? But let's say that you travel and you're in the morning at the airport waiting for your flight, can you listen an MP3 (you've to be lucky that your storage card hasn't been corrupted) or you watch a video or simply navigate for let's say 30 minutes. Place a couples of calls and your phone at noon will be out of order! And of course forget to listen to your music while charging, smart Toshiba engeeners made just one micro-usb.
-ORRIBLE TOSHIBA INTERFACE. Ok I know, noone of you is using this funny interface but I wonder why Toshiba lost his time and his money in developing such interface. I'd like to know the developer manager in Toshiba and to talk with him, probably he has never seen nor used a cellular phone. But well, ok let's pay another 30$ for SPB menu hoping that someone will migrate the wonderful HTC TF3d.
-RADIO STACK. the audio quality for the incoming call is miserable and so is for people that is listening you with this crap phone. Why I have tou use a bugged SRS WOW to listen my 550Euros phone? That's ridiculus. I don't want the HTC technologies for improving audio that you should expect in such professional devices but just a normal quality.
-MEMORY CARD CORRUPTION: What? 550Euro and you can't store an MP3 or a document on the storage card because it will be deleted ?
-BLUETOOTH and WI-FI can't be used together. Are you kidding?
Other "minor" problems:
-ACELLEROMETER: beatiful games in the demos, now where are these games ? Can you use a single stupid program that is aware of the toshiba accelerometer?
-VIDEOS: just 256 colors! Coreplayer is not aware of accelerometer nor of the touch screen, you'll have difficult time to manage FF or rewind with your finger, anyway is not important because after 30 -40 minutes the TG01 battery will end your film for you.
-Photo CAMERA. is worst than a camera that you find in a 100E phone but never mind
-PROXIMITY Sensor: well HTC has programs that can manage a call almost like the iphone even without the Prox. sensor. Toshiba obviously not. So if you have a call with a responding machine and you need the key board ... you have to do several operations and you'll need both hands.
-PHOTO viever: where is it ? Toshiba can I have a program that is aware of your stupid accelerometer and of the touch screen so that I can zoom in and zoom out ?
-SPEED: 1 ghz CPU,very nice but how should I use this power ? games ? Programs ? Anyway video performance of TG01 are orrible.
-TOSHIBA SUPPORT: Cool! Toshiba support is in UK I'm in Italy and they talk just english. Anyway I complained about the audio quality and the battery life. After waiting 30 minutes (remember:international call) the conclusion from Toshiba was brilliant: if you're still in time return the phone to the store and ask for refund ASAP!
-UPDATES: nothing! i would expect some fix or update for this buggy device after 3 month, but obviosly Toshiba's engeeners are probably too busy in developing some other funny interface.
-XDA-forum: well it's not a Toshiba problem but, I'd really like a custom 6.5 rom for my Tg01. WinMo 6.1 is unusable on a touch device especially because Toshiba has not integrated with other programs (like HTC TF3d, Audio manager, comm manager, incall manger etc etc)
-Construction: bad quality plastic. difficult to open and to change the battery or the memory card, but this is not the biggest problem.
-GPS no complain about it Gps is really good.
And you ? Are you satisfied with this phone?