First Windows Phone Mango handset announced - the waterproof Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T
We first saw it at Microsoft's WPC 2011 event not long ago, where the presenter hinted that the phone has a "great camera" and, indeed the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T sports a 13.2MP shooter with flash and various photographic options complementing the sensor.
Add this to the fact that the handset is waterproof as many Japanese smartphones are, plus the 32GB of internal memory, and we can only drool at what the folks in the land of the Rising Sun are getting. The other specs are more run-of-the-mill - Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, and a 3.7" display with 480x800 pixels, but the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T is quite thin at 0.42" (10.6mm) and light at just 4 ounces (113g).
The handset comes in yellow, pink and black, so its fans will span from the Hello Kitty types to the serious businessman who would appreciate the Microsoft Office and cloud services integration in this first WIndows Phone Mango handset.
Moreover, the presenters said that the phone will be available after September, and we posted that Mango just went RTM, so September seems right on schedule for the first major update of Microsoft's mobile OS. Have a look at a video of the whole launch event below.
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1. Magoo215 (unregistered)
No, I need the screen to be a little bit bigger and then we have a good phone... Like the water proof feature and the camera tho but I'll pass tho... Mainly lookin for a Galaxy/Windows Phone.
2. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)
That is one cool phone with great specifications! But when you look at it, it sort of resembles the Nokia N8, especially the casing and its colors. Considering they put in such great specifications, they could have created something that looked a bit more original!
3. snowgator (Posts: 3288; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Does Windows have a following in Japan at all? Or is this the first major release for a Windows Mobile device?
I actually like the bright green one. (Phone Arena said it was yellow. Am I color blind?)
4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1053; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Ha dude that's totally yellow. But I like it too
6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Once i seen the "Japan-only unfortunately." i lost interest.
7. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
waiting for another nokia phone nxt year...i dont like w9 or sea ray...unprepared!!!
8. cipnrkorvo (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
This is awesome! Want it! Why won't Nokia/Microsoft make a waterproof Lumia like (I think) they said they would a year ago?
9. cipnrkorvo (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
and how come in the past 3 years they haven't started selling out of Japan? with the upcoming windows 10 this would kill!