Toshiba isn’t a newbie when it comes to making mobile phones, although until this point they've limited their distribution to Japan only. However, that is about to change as 2009 is the year they’ll finally join the global mobile phone market with the launch of the Toshiba TG01 touchscreen phone.

The Toshiba TG01 is the first phone to feature a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which will no doubt help make it one of the speedier phones on the market. It also boasts of a large 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen display (the largest to date), WiFi, HSDPA, GPS, and runs Windows Mobile 6.1 with a Toshiba 3D user interface. It will come with a camera though no specific details were disclosed just yet as to its megapixel rating. Measuring in at a mere 9.9mm in thickness, this has got to be the slimmest touchscreen phone to date.

Here's a video of the Toshiba TG01 live in action:

We’ll probably get more details as to how much, when it will be released, and what other goodies it'll come with at the World Mobile Congress where it will most likely make an appearance. Nonetheless, this early on, the Toshiba TG01 phone looks to be quite promising, and if priced just right, this has the makings of a future best-seller.