Hot on the heels of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 "Mango", today, citing unnamed industry sources, Digitimes is reporting that the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T will actually be just one of many Windows Phone 7.5 devices to arrive in September, with new handsets from HTC, LG, Acer, Huawei, ZTE and Samsung all going up against Apple's new iPhone 5, which is widely believed to be arriving at around the same time.
Watch the IS12T video below.
In the picture below, "on the left is the HTC Ignite, an entry-level device with a lowly 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera and 3.7" LCD display", while on the right, the "HTC Prime, which shares similar specs to the Ignite, but adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard." And, at the top end, "HTC plans to roll out a new flagship handset known as Eternity, with a huge 4.7" SLCD display, and is expected to have a 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of storage, and 8MP rear and 1.3MP front cameras," as revealed by German site HTCinside.de.
On the Samsung front, in addition to the candy-bar device briefly exposed by Microsoft a few weeks ago, at least one other handset is expected to launch in September too, this one sporting a full hardware QWERTY keyboard (possibly BlackBerry-style, fixed below the display; or perhaps even a slider, in the same vein as Dell's Venue Pro).
According to Digitimes' sources, Nokia's first Windows Phone handset dubbed 'Sea Ray'won't be released in September, but will actually arrive at the company's Nokia World 2011 conference in October.
Here's the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T video demonstration: