The Toshiba G450 USB modem is certainly one of the more interesting looking devices we’ve seen with its two part keypad and OLED display. The top circle covers half of the dialing keys and the bottom covers the other half to round out the 3-circle design on the small stick.
The primary purpose of this device is to act as a wireless modem to connect via USB to your laptop or other mobile device and bring on an internet connection. But there’s more. If you connect with a headset you can use the G450 as a GSM phone in a pinch, but it’s not going to have all the fun features you’d expect from a regular mobile phone. It also has 160MB of internal memory to store some MP3s and can awkwardly send and receive SMS messages through a 96×36 px OLED display which has decent sized text, but just not a lot of it.
The Protege G450 brings 300 hours of standby and 180 minutes of active time on a single charge and measures just a little under 4 inches at its longest point. Toshiba says the USB modem will be available in March for about 199 Euro ($290 USD), coming in colors of white or black in addition to the red shown here.
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