Flashback: Toshiba TG01, the first smartphone to hit 1GHz is now mostly forgotten

Last year Qualcomm unveiled the first mobile chipset to go above 3.0GHz, that was the Snapdragon 865+. But today’s story takes us a decade earlier to visit another Snapdragon chipset – the first to achieve 1GHz on mobile and more specifically the first smartphone to use it. The Toshiba TG01 was nothing short of jaw-dropping when it was unveiled in January of 2009. For the first time we had to use “gigahertz” when describing the CPU clock speed and that wasn’t the only incredible feature of this device. It was both large and small. It had a “massive” (for the time) 4.1” screen and we...

Flashback: Toshiba TG01, the first smartphone to hit 1GHz is now mostly forgotten

Last year Qualcomm unveiled the first mobile chipset to go above 3.0GHz, that was the Snapdragon 865+. But today’s story takes us a decade earlier to visit another Snapdragon chipset – the first to achieve 1GHz on mobile and more specifically the first smartphone to use it. The Toshiba TG01 was nothing short of jaw-dropping when it was unveiled in January of 2009. For the first time we had to use “gigahertz” when describing the CPU clock speed and that wasn’t the only incredible feature of this device. It was both large and small. It had a “massive” (for the time) 4.1” screen and we...