The buz about the Fujitsu IS12T lately is that it might be the first device released with the final Mango Windows Phone OS. If a picture found on Nanapho.jp by Tezawaly is any indication, the rumored release date of August 25th may be accurate.
The devices in question were found in the Biccamera Yurakucho store in Tokyo, Japan and were apparently not charged, according to WMPoweruser. Check out the picture below to see the army of devices set to be released.
We’ve seen and heard rumors that Fujitsu’s first Windows Phone was coming to Japan and coming in August. Then we saw notifications for tonight( 26 July 2011) for an event which featured the first Windows Phone Mango device, the Fujitsu IS12T. The device was leaked, along with a Samsung device for the US, a few weeks back at the Partner Conference held by Microsoft. The IS12T comes with mango pre-installed and features 32GB of internal memory, a waterproof casing, 3.7″ LCD screen, 13.2MP Camera w/flash and comes in three colors (Citrus, Magenta and Black as seen below).
The IS12T will be available in Japan on the carrier KDDI and is expected to come in between late August and early September.
Here’s a video walkthrough of the device in question:
Source: KDDI Launch video
I don’t think anyone is expecting to see official Mango releases before September, but WMPoweruser found a blog post which details the Fujitsu device (IS12T), which was revealed at WPC, and when it’s expected to be launched worldwide.
The source post is in Japanese, so based on some translating work done by the aforementioned post from WMPoweruser and Bing it appears that the Fujistu handset will be coming around the end of August. Of course, everything is to be taken with a grain of salt until we hear an official word, but it’s nearly halfway through July and Microsoft is coming ever-closer to Fall 2011, when mango was expected by many to ship.