There's plenty more happening at this year's IFA than we expected. There was the news that the Xperia X1 was delayed. A hands-on with the HTC S740 (more on that in a bit), and now this sweet image, above, from Anton.
Toshiba's main foci at the IFA are their HD stuff, their environmentally friendly stuff, and heck, even gesture control stuff, but we're mostly attracted to the dual-screen hotness above. It's just a concept for now, but the idea seems to be to work that idea into a future Windows Mobile-based device. Let's just hope that whatever they end up with won't be as cripplingly ugly as the G910.
Of course, we're still waiting to see if the big T is going to be able to get any traction with their G810 or the G900, or heck, the G710.
In other words, Toshiba's got a proven track record for being able to pump out pretty cool devices. So we're optimistic that dual-screen, Windows Mobile-based devices could actually be in our future, even if the above is just at the concept stages. On the other hand, Toshiba does not have a track record yet of successful US releases, so we're not betting on seeing it at your local AT&T store.
Update: Engadget reports that the device is actually an “SD Multi Tool” to allow you to interact with photos and the like on SD cards. Toshiba Reps did tell Anton that the final product would likely be Windows Mobile-based, but for now we're putting this device in the “don't hold your breath waiting for a dual-screen-WM-slider-smartphone” category. Yeah, it's a small category.