The world’s first Windows Phone Mango handset could be the Fujitsu IS12T

Remember the Fujitsu Windows Phone Mango handset that Microsoft showcased a few days ago, alongside new devices from Samsung, Acer and ZTE? It turns out that this may become the world’s first available Mango smartphone.

If Nikkei and Nanapho (both being Japanese websites) are correct in their claims, the handset, currently called Fujitsu IS12T / TSI12, should be released in Japan in August, via KDDI au – the country’s second largest mobile carrier.

The handset has already appeared at the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG, so if Microsoft manages to finish polishing up the new mobile OS, we may indeed see the IS12T hitting the Japanese market sometime next month.

According to Microsoft, the Fujitsu Mango device (seen bellow) is waterproof, and has “great capabilities in terms of the camera” – I assumed this might mean a 12MP camera, since Fujitsu has made 12MP camera phones before. The Japanese sources mentioned above say that the IS12T features a 3.7 inch display, but unfortunately that’s all we know for now.

Of course, August does seem a bit early for the world’s first Windows Phone Mango to arrive (even if only in Japan), especially since Microsoft repeatedly stated that the new platform would be released “this fall”. Moreover, Steve Ballmer recently said that Mango devices would be out “this Christmas.” But maybe he was talking about when Mango phones are coming to the US? Who knows… We’ll probably find out more on this soon, so stick around.

Via WMPowerUser

Author: Florin

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  • L_Birdsworth

    It’s hard to get excited about Windows Phone or its Mango update.

    Mango doesn’t even catch up to the competition. It brings amazing features such as being able to set your own custom ringtone. Apart from Windows Phone, does anybody know of any other phone, of any sort, that doesn’t allow you to set a custom ringtone?

    My feeling is that Windows Phone is years behind the competition, and is moving slower than the competition, so it won’t catch up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TM7GR66KCIUDQBWOSG2ANE62MI Hasting Marker

    I have read whole story of this blog and now i think making of a window phone is really amazing.today this phone is one of the best phone in the market.
    http://paintzoomsite.org/

  • Anonymous

    So why write a comment if you’re not excited

  • Anonymous

    So why write a comment if you’re not excited

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCAKK47YC4QAJ57P4VPKDC7EEU Sealblaighter

    Sorry, but this is NOT a Fujitsu. It’s a Toshiba. T is for Toshiba, F is for Fujitsu. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCAKK47YC4QAJ57P4VPKDC7EEU Sealblaighter

    Sorry, but this is NOT a Fujitsu. It’s a Toshiba. T is for Toshiba, F is for Fujitsu. :)

  • http://www.unwiredview.com Florin

    Fujitsu and Toshiba merged their mobile phone businesses:

    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2010/20100617-02.html

    So we could say it’s a Toshiba Fujitsu or something.

  • Val Murphy

    it’s really cool and a slim body.
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/hcgactivator.net/

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one that thinks the image looks like a very fuzzy picture of a Nokia N9/ Sea Ray or sting ray or whatever they want to call it these days?