First Windows Phone Mango device now on sale in Japan

Windows Phone Mango is now on sale, if you live in Japan. The Fujitsu IS12T has been released on KDDI and represents the first Windows Phone Mango hardware device to go on sale. This is an important indication that Mango is now ready for prime time and it should not be much longer until we see these devices on more carriers and in more countries.

The images above, courtesy of this is my next, show the new devices in all of their Mango glory. It is expected that on September 1 that the Windows Phone platform will get another shot in the arm with many more devices being unveiled by multiple vendors.

It is still unconfirmed that on September 1 if only new hardware will be unveiled or if the OS update will begin its rollout, but either way, Windows Phone is about to launch its second generation hardware.

Microsoft has a lot going for it at this time. While continuing to court webOS developers, Nokia has also landed a deal with China Mobile to sell Windows Phone devices in that country to the more than 600 million subscribers on China Mobile. Also, Nokia is expected to unveil its Windows Phone devices in the very near future.

Finally, the Windows Phone marketplace is about to cross the 30k mark, a significant triumph for Microsoft as it tries to catch up to Android and iOS. No matter what your hardware and software preference is, competition in the marketplace means more choices for consumers and potentially a lower price of entry.

Image Credit: This is my next

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Quite nice...

13mp Camera with dedicated image processing engine
Waterproof - Scratchproof

So not only significantly faster than current WP7 generation, but with actual rendering tests would put it about 4x faster than an iPhone4 at gaming.

Good start - hoping to see more building up from here.

sviola said,
It would be nice if they developed a phone that could change its colour to match the tiles.

That'd be pretty awesome

The release of mango would be the perfect time to release some decent adverts, I doubt Microsoft will take advantage of it though.

Minimoose said,
The release of mango would be the perfect time to release some decent adverts, I doubt Microsoft will take advantage of it though.

Yeah, I'm sure there will be some ads... I've noticed more of a push at Carrier stores too recently.