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Rumor: First Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone coming in August

The Windows Phone 7 community has been waiting for the first smartphone that will have the much anticipated "Mango" update. Now it appears that the first such smartphone with Mango inside may be available a bit sooner than expected. The Next Web reports that the Fujitsu IS12T smartphone will have the honor of becoming the first "Mango" based phone to be released to consumers. Furthermore, the phone is scheduled to be released in August. Previous Internet reports predicted that the first Mango phones will show up in September. Other than the fact that the phone will come with a 3.7 inch screen and is waterproof, not much else is known about the product.

Keep in mind that this phone is currently scheduled for release only in Japan, so its not clear if the phone will ever be released here in the US. Other Mango based Windows Phone 7 smartphones are scheduled to be released later this fall. That includes the first WP7 devices made by Finland-based Nokia.

The Mango update will have a number of new Windows Phone 7 features including support for multitaksing, improved media and gaming organization support and more. The market share for Windows Phone 7 is currently very small; just a few percent of smartphone users had a smartphone that used WP7. However, some analysts believe that the deal with Nokia could cause Windows Phone 7 to finally get a big foothold in the smartphone market.

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