Fujitsu Launches First Windows Phone Mango in Japan

Fujitsu has announced that, starting today in Japan, their new Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) will be available through KDDI corporation and Okinawa Cellular. The Fujitsu IS12T may be lacking in a cool, easy to remember name, but it doesn’t lack in stand-out features.  Most Windows Phones to-date have 8 or 16GB of memory, while the IS12T comes with 32GB. It also has a 13.2 megapixel camera, and is water (IPX5/8) and dust (IP5X) resistant, and comes in your choice of Citrus, Magenta, and Black. It’s lightweight at just 113 grams with the battery inserted. The display is a little on the smaller side compared to some of the higher end phones we’re seeing today – it’s just 3.7 inch LCD.

Choice of color – cool, high res camera – cool, lots of storage – cool. Water resistant… Just how water resistant? Well, according to Fujitsu, the IPX5 designation indicates “the mobile phone can normally function after being sprayed with water from a nozzle with a diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3m for a period of at least 3 minutes.” That’s pretty cool for a smartphone, but that’s not where is stops, the IPX8 designation indicates “the mobile phone functions normally after being immersed in room-temperature tap water to a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes.” I don’t know about you, but that’s more than enough for my everyday scenarios, so extra cool!

The full press release can be found on Fujitsu’s web site.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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  • Suresh Babu

    Water resistance is spoken so much more than the functionality of the phone. I only found black to be cool. We often dislike smaller screens and I hope this factor is altered soon for a smartphone failing to meet the standards will not do any good. And when compared to iphone, where Apple, in the iOS5 release has incorporated an Earthquake early warning system. This kind of innovation and utility must be embedded into smartphone.