Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Even though it’s hardly unlikely to ever see it make landing stateside, it didn’t take us long to be attracted to the very bright and vivacious looking Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T – a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device that’s available in Japan. Don’t let its vibrant paint job fool you mister, that’s because it’s covert in hiding the fact that it’s one seriously rugged smartphone that can probably handle more abuse than your typical smartphone.

Right off the bat, we’re reminded of the Nokia N9 and Lumia 800’s design when peering over the brightly colored design of the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T. Indeed, it’s very plasticy by nature, but it’s a tough feeling one to tell you truth. Actually, it’s like that because it’s the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device to be water and dust-proof!

Nearly all sides of the handset are completely flat looking, but when it’s flipped over, we can distinctively see the prominent bulge surrounding its camera. At first, we’re unsure why it’s like that, but after finding out that it’s packing a 13.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, we’re now confident in knowing why it’s there.

Sporting a 3.7” WVGA display, it’s hardly going to capture our attention that much, especially when you look at the monstrous displays found on other smartphones. Moreover, its run-of-the-mill 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 processor isn’t going to captivate anyone, but it’s nevertheless more than sufficient to offer a responsive Mango experience.

Reminding us of the days when the Toshiba TG01 used to rule the scene for Windows Mobile, it would obviously be sweet if the IS12T could somehow arrive in our shores. Of course, we can keep on dreaming that, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be coming true any time soon, but still, it doesn’t hurt anyone to think about it either way.



1. delon87

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Fujitsu Toshiba definitely getting sued by Nokia~

8. charms55

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

That's a stupid comment. No relationship whatsoever with the Nokia Lumia, having held one of this in my hands here in Tokyo. Got short shrift in the video and not mentioned in the article is so far this is the only new WP7 with 32Gb of storage.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I would love to see a camera comparison with the Nokia N8 if PhoneArena gets to review this device.

3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

13.2? Now that's epic. Instead of going. For. Slimmer and. Slimmer phones they should pack something like that in the current high end smartphones.

7. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Personally, I think the best usable size for a phone is around 4". I played around with the Samsung Note and it's way too big for a phone! Maybe there's another niche for mini tablet or maybe one can use it a secondary device, but as a phone it's uncomfortable big! On a side note, what happened to xenon flash on phones with LED for video? Why put in a 13.2MP camera with crappy LED flash? I wish manufacturers would make one truly great phone each! All of the current high end models leave out atleast one key feature.Take your pick either dual core processor, NFC,LTE,12MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 4" screen etc.but one of them is always missing..

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The TG01 had a 4.1" screen with a 1GHz processor. That was a ground breaking design by Toshiba with a large screen and thin frame. I am surprised Toshiba didn't sue android OEMs for copying that design. Just about every Samsung or HTC high end device can trace its lineage back to the TG01.

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Toshiba is not so f**k$% up like apple.

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

whatevr, i am seeing an increasing number of windows phones. looks like this quarter windows phone will overtake bada os sales....

9. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

ugly yellow phone

10. diffstyle

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

How can i grab myself one of these phones? Will it with with AT&T bands?

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