In case you missed Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango announcement, there are new companies on board, ready to support the Redmond giant’s activities in the mobile realm. Fujitsu is one of them, which according to Nikkei, may launch its first Windows Phone device in August. That by itself wouldn’t be worth mentioning, but the trick is that their first phone will run Mango. If you recall, Microsoft said their fruit-named updated will be released later in the fall, so what gives? Have Fujitsu managed to get a super-early access to the stable build of the forthcoming Windows Phone version before anyone else? I’m not sure I buy that, though some additional features could be easily included to satisfy the demand of tech-savvy Japanese users.
Anyway, Fujitsu’s baby will be a waterproof phone called the IS12T, offered through KDDI. The Japanese carrier will ask 30,000 – 40,000 yen for the device, which translates into $378 – $505. Also worth noting is that it will most likely be the first Windows Phone 7 device sold in Japan.