Hardwarewise the Toshiba TG01 is probably a true engineering feat. Not only is it the first mobile phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, but it's also the first to sport a massive 4.1” WVGA display.
Toshiba have also managed to squeeze all that into a body that’s a mere 9.9mm thick and promise a standby battery life of up to 276 h.
While the device seems way too large for comfortable single-handed operation and easy pocket stashing, it remains one of the most impressive pieces of technology that were on display at the MWC 2009.
Toshiba also presented their first thumb-optimized WinMo UI called the Stripes interface, but it wasn’t nearly as impressive as the hardware aspects of the TG01.
Here's a quick demo of the interface so you can see what it is all about:
While the Toshiba TG01 seems outshined by some of the other ground-breaking devices presented this year, we are more than sure it deserves a special spot in mobile phone history.