Toshiba Portege G900 review: PC in your pocket

GSMArena team, 14 November 2007.
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The Toshiba Portege G900 begs to be called cutting edge. With its massive set of features it does manage to deliver on almost all fronts - HSDPA, 3" WVGA touch screen display, spacious QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi and USB host mode. It does take a heavyweight bloke to handle that much of a feature load, but more than ever PocketPC comes really close to a PC in your pocket.

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Toshiba Portege G900 official photos

Key features

  • 3" 65K color TFT touchscreen display with a 800 x 480 pixels WVGA resolution
  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • HSDPA 3.6 Mbps with video calls
  • Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
  • Intel XScale 520 MHz processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • miniSD memory card slot with hot-swap capabilities
  • USB host function via miniUSB port
  • 2.5 mm standard audio jack
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Stereo Bluetooth audio (A2DP)
  • Fingerprint scan feature for security and menu navigation
  • Large QWERTY keyboard

Main disadvantages

  • Hefty size and weight
  • Slow interface response
  • Poor display legibility under sunlight
  • No FM radio
  • Only 40MB of internal memory available to the user
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • No external reset switch
  • No dedicated graphics chip (at least not officially confirmed)
  • USB host function works only with devices with power consumption under 100mA
  • Poor battery life

The Toshiba Portege G900 sure feels excitingly refreshing in a world of Windows Mobile PocketPC dominated by HTC. The high resolution display is keen to impress, while the large keyboard makes typing a piece of cake. Join us on this preview of all the wonderful possibilities that come with Windows Mobile 6 and Toshiba Portege G900. Be right back after the jump.

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The Toshiba G900 in action

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