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1GHz Windows Mobile Device On The Way - In Japan

According to WindowsForDevices, NTT DoCoMo will be shipping a Windows Mobile phone that uses the Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The rest of the specs for the phone, called the T-01A, are equally impressive, even though its name isn't too sexy.

According to WindowsForDevices, NTT DoCoMo will be shipping a Windows Mobile phone that uses the Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The rest of the specs for the phone, called the T-01A, are equally impressive, even though its name isn't too sexy.You can see by the images at the WindowsForDevices site that it has the standard Start Menu flag in the upper left, but that is where the similarities end with all other WinMo 6.1 devices out there. They have put a custom user interface on the phone that looks finger-flick friendly, like the iPhone. What else does the Toshiba built phone have?

  • 600MHz Digital Signal Processor
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • microSD slot that supports 32GB of storage
  • HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, GSM and Bluetooth for radio technologies
  • 4.1" screen at 800X480 resolution
  • Accelerometer

With the accelerometer, you are supposed to be able to answer the phone by shaking it or switch between running apps by tilting the device right or left. I am not sure those features would be too useful to me. Even though I use my BT headset about 99% of the time, I still take out my phone to see who is calling to see if I want to answer in the first place. I wouldn't want that movement misconstrued as an "answer" command. As for switching apps, I wave my device around too much for that. I am one of those that can get animated when talking to someone if it is a subject I am excited about, and I would hate for my information on the screen to be buried by three or four apps as I gesture to get my point across.

By any measure, these specs are sure to provide a killer device. Too bad it is just in Japan right now. No word yet as to whether or not we'll see it in other parts of the world.

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