Nikkei, a Japanese news agency is reporting that Fujitsu-Toshiba will be launching their first Windows Phone Mango device sometime in August. The device, IS12T (Toshiba-Fujitsu TSI12), will be released via the KDDI network.
The mobile was also leaked in early March via Newstrider, it was said that it would feature a Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset and come with Windows Phone 7 and had passes FCC and Bluetooth clearance.
KDDI (au) will be releasing a new product based on Microsoft Corp. (MS) new smartphone OS “Windows Phone 7” towards the end of August. Windows Phone 7 is the first full-fledged smartphone OS from Microsoft, and the product would be the first of KDDI in Japan. Microsoft will provide free services such as cloud data storage, aiming to catch up with Google smartphone OS to the Japanese market.
New models of KDDI “IS12T” is manufactured by Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications. Waterproof with a 3.7-inch LCD screen, the price is expected to be around 30000-40000 JPY (USD $380 – $505). The phone will be jointly announced with KDDI within this month.
The August release is definitely surprising but the handset is only releasing in Japanese markets for now, there us no word to indicate its launch elsewhere.