Microsoft is said to be launching "Mango" Windows Phone 7 device during a press event in Tokoyo, Japan on Wednesday July 27 at 10am (Tokyo time).
Together with au KDDI and Toshiba-Fujitsu, Microsoft is expected to unveil the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T (TSI12) Windows Phone device to the Japanese market:
According to official Microsoft Showcase video from Japan, it's also expected that several new apps dedicated to the Japanese market will be launched along with the new "Mango" devices. The apps showcased includes mixi, Japan's largest social network; Hot Pepper, a discount coupon service for restaurants and shops in Japan; as well as transport/navigation apps NAVITIME and Jorudan.
During the WPC11, Microsoft briefly gave a glimpse of the new phone claiming the phone will be water-resistant. The phone is expected to have a 3.7-inch LCD screen, Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset, as well as IPX5/IPX7 water-resistance technology. The phone also recently passed FCC and Bluetooth clearance, showing that the phone will support GSM900/1800/1900 and CDMA2000 networks.
A teaser picture of the new device has been uncovered of the new phone equipped with Windows Phone "Mango".
The press event will also be streamed live online on Ustream (embedded below), revealed the official au by KDDI website: