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.