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Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on

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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.

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T hands-on

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.

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 01:41 5

1. delon87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)

Fujitsu Toshiba definitely getting sued by Nokia~

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 08:57 1

8. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 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.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 02:39

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 02:48 2

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 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.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 07:51 1

7. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 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..

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 03:17

4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 04:09

5. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 07:30

6. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 16:44

9. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

ugly yellow phone

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 15:04

10. diffstyle (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

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

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