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Fujitsu IS12T is certainly not made for Windows Phone Tango

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Fujitsu IS12T is certainly not made for Windows Phone Tango
We've told you about the Fujitsu IS12T a couple times before. This was the first device announced to launch with Windows Phone Mango. It will be waterproof to survive Japan's rainy season (which we can attest is absurdly rainy), feature an earthquake warning system (always a good idea anywhere in the Pacific Rim really,) as well as a 13.2 MP camera, 32 MB of internal storage, and some more average specs like a Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, and a 3.7" display (480x800). Now, we're finally seeing the price of this nice hardware. 

We learned recently that Windows Phone Tango will be designed for low-cost devices and will start in Asia, but the Fujitsu IS12T is definitely not a low-cost device. Based on an exchange rate of 76 yen to $1 USD, the prices from KDDI-AU are:

  • New retail price $958
  • MNP retail price $753
  • New price with 2-year contract $458
  • MNP price with 2-year contract $252 

(MNP price is for NTT DoCoMo and Softbank users switching to KDDI)

Sure, the internal storage, camera, and Japan-centric features are nice, but the CPU and screen certainly don't warrant prices like that. Let's hope that if this phone does find its way overseas, the price comes down. 

source: AU Blog via WPCentral

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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 22:09 2

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Nearly $1000 bucks for a good phone with and outdated screen and processor? HA!

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 02:29

2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

32MB of internal memory???

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 02:39

3. asasas (unregistered)

It's actually 32 GB.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 04:12 1

4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

That's extremely expensive : S
I would never pay that much for a phone like this. Maybe for the N9 or the Wave 3, but not for a normal phone like this.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:13 2

5. ryq (unregistered)

who cares! its not going to be release outside of japan anyway. bet you that samsung and lg are already copying this phone and they will release it worldwide.

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