Fujitsu IS12T is certainly not made for Windows Phone Tango

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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5 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Nearly $1000 bucks for a good phone with and outdated screen and processor?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

2. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

32MB of internal memory???

3. asasas unregistered

It's actually 32 GB.

4. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

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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