As we reproted yesterday, the first Windows Phone 7 "Mango" device the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T was announced today as on July 27 at a press event in Japan soon after diTii reported that Mango officially hit Release to Manufacturing.
The IS12T boasts a 3.7 inch LCD screen, 1.5 GHz processor and a generous 32 gigabytes of storage. What makes it a little different to previous Windows Phone 7 handsets (any many in the market) is that it is also waterproof and dustproof.
Key Specifications: 3.7 inches LCD 800 x 480, MSM8655 processor, 32GB storage (28GB user area approx), CMOS back 13.2 million pixel camera (with AF), 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, GPS like. Big feature is also waterproof and dustproof.
Users can not only read and edit Microsoft Office documents, but can also store and share data through Windows Live SkyDrive, a free-of-charge cloud service operated by Microsoft. It is an attractive smartphone employing the abundant applications and technology of Internet Explorer 9, the latest web browser for PCs to realize Internet capabilities.
Note, the device doesn't come with a front facing camera which many expected to see with the release of Mango devices, however there are still many more phones expected to be unveiled later this year.
The Windows Phone IS12T, available after September 2011.
Customers can subscribe to existing pricing plans for smartphones and flat-rate packet plans.
Windows Phone IS12T will be displayed at KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku, Tokyo, and au NAGOYA in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, from July 28, 2011.
According to the president of Microsoft Japan, Yasuyuki Higuchi, the phone will be the world's first Mango device. When later asked what his first impressions of Windows Phone were he replied it was a "daunting first day impression." However he then tested the people hub and said "bit by bit you become [more] comfortable". He went on to say after using a Windows Phone device for some time, "The feeling then was it was the future of smartphones."
|Operating System||Windows Phone 7.5|
|Color||Magenta, Citrus, Black|
|Dimensions||Approx. 118mm x 59mm x 10.6mm|
|Talk time||400 minutes|
|Standby time||210 hours|
|Screen||3.7 inches (WVGA 800X480 pixels) |
Capacitive multi-touch touchscreen with fingerprint resistant coating
TFT LCD screen
|Camera||13.2 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash|
|Memory||512MB RAM / 32GB Internal Memory|
|Water/Dust Resistance||IPX5/IPX8, IP5X|
|Network||CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev.A (Multi-carrier)|
|International Roaming||Yes (supports both GSM and CDMA networks)|
Here're few more pictures of the devie:
[Source: KDDI Press]