Toshiba targets smartphone market

September 26, 2007

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Toshiba is building on its strength in the laptop market with an expansion into the smartphone arena.

The company is developing a sub-brand called Portege and releasing two slider phones for business users - the G500 and G900.

The phones are rich in features suggested by respondents to a survey of business smartphone users, and will compete with brands such as Palm, HP and HTC.

Both phones have HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a two-megapixel camera, Windows-interface and microSD cards. Security features include fingerprint recognition.

Toshiba is in discussions with two networks and Carphone Warehouse for distribution of the smartphones and will also market them through its existing IT and computing distribution partners.


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