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Toshiba Enters Mobile Music Market With New 3G Handset

Toshiba 803, Vodafone exclusive combined 3G phone and music player (September 28, 2005)

Toshiba today announced the Toshiba 803, Vodafone exclusive mobile phone, its first combined 3G phone and music player.

The Toshiba 803 features an external music player, allowing users easy access to music on the move. The external 1.3inch screen displays artist names, song length and other details so users can find and play music at a glance, as well as scrolling through tracks and saving files in playlists.

The handset is capable of playing music while users surf the net or perform other functions which means they can enjoy the complete functionality of the phone, without compromise.

?The Toshiba 803 gives users their music player and mobile phone in one device, said Nick Tanigawa, General Manager of Toshibas Mobile Communications Division. ?Our aim has been to create a product that works as well as a music device as it does as a mobile phone.

The slick, clamshell handset also features a 2.2 megapixel camera, stereo twin speakers and Bluetooth. It has a standby time of up to 270 hours and talk time of up to 320 minutes*.

The Toshiba 803 builds on the recent launch of Toshibas TS 921, its first ever 3G mobile phone for Europe, and the TS 10 2.5G fashion phone.

The Toshiba 803 is exclusively available on the Vodafone network.

* Standby time is up to 270 hours on GSM and up to 400 hours on UMTS. Talk time is up to 320 minutes on GSM and up to 180 minutes on UMTS.

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in the development and manufacture of consumer products, information and communication systems, electronic devices and components, power systems, and social infrastructure systems. The company's ability to integrate wide-ranging capabilities, from hardware to software and services, assure its position as an innovator in diverse fields and many businesses. Toshiba has 165,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$54 billion.

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