Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications has officially announced its first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset, the Windows Phone IS12T, which has been confirmed for Japan.
The handsets appearance is no real surprise, considering it popped up at the Microsoft partner conference earlier displayed it last month. Billed as ‘Japan’s first water and dustproof smartphone’ it’s also the first rugged handset to join Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 range.
The interface is unmistakably Windows Phone 7 and the handset includes the trio of back, search and menu buttons, but what sets it apart is the colour, it comes in black, but it is also available in dazzlingly bright pink and yellow. We’re not sure quite who it will appeal too, but it certainly which makes a welcome change to the usual array of black/grey smartphones.
The IS12T includes a 13.2-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch screen and an impressive 32GB internal memory. It’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8655 processor.
Of course it retains old WP7 features, such as ability to read and edit Microsoft Office documents and brings new features like the ability to share and store data with new cloud data storage Windows Live SkyDrive. There's also smartphone optimised version of Internet Explorer 9 for browsing.
Read all about Windows Phone 7 Mango here but among the 500 new features we’re looking forward to trying is new threading system for messages, multitasking and a selection of new apps.
The Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Windows Phone IS12T will launch in Japan in September, there’s no news yet whether this will handset will come to the UK.