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Fujitsu & Toshiba Present The IS12T Windows Phone Mango Handset

Fujitsu and Toshiba have announced the arrival of the IS12T, the first handset based on the Windows Phone Mango operating system.

The handset - which is branded Toshiba - not only has the camera with the highest pixel count in the world (a meaty 13.2-megapixel), but is also waterproof and dustproof plus comes with 32GB onboard storage, something that only a few phones, including the iPhone currently offers.

This global phone (supports both CDMA and GSM connectivity) comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 SoC clocked at 1GHz (most probably with Qualcomm baseband), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen.

Three different colour schemes will be proposed - black, bright yellow and pink. The IS12T appears to be quite similar to Fujitsu's own REGZA T-01C, an Android handset which is currently available through Japan's NTT Docomo.

Like the IS12T, it is weather resistant but comes with a 12-megapixel camera. It could confirm a trend that will see Android smartphones sporting a Windows Phone alter ego shortly after launch.

The IS12T will go on sale in Japan in September 2011 on mobile phone operator KDDI. It is not known whether the handset will be sold outside the country.

We've witnessed a notable decrease in the selling price of Windows Phone 7 handsets with some of them hovering around £200.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.