Toshiba Portege G900 review: PC in your pocket

PC in your pocket

GSMArena team, 14 November 2007.

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

Reader comments

  • mp13

hard reset: "green dot" + "Del BS" and "Power" :)

  • azuu

tnx u very much bcoz am going to buy dis phone

  • jef

u can get it sim free for £200.00 on expansys.com google it, thts where i got mine :)