Edging closer to the UK following the debut of the device in Japan, the Toshiba TG01 has now been launched in Germany.

It's O2 who has nabbed the operator-exclusive in Deutschland, suggesting that O2 may well offer the device here, although nothing has been confirmed for the UK.

Toshiba's TG01 is a high-end smartphone. A Windows Mobile device, it's based on the speedy Snapdragon platform and offers a 4.1-inch touchscreen display. In Germany it will be offered with Nimbuzz pre-loaded.

From a translated version of the O2's German site, it appears pricing for the TG01 is a pre-payment of 20 euros followed by a 24-month contract priced at 20 euros per month.

We will keep you posted on any news of the TG01 hitting the UK.