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The first company to create a Mango handset, the Fujitsu IS12T, was ironically also one of the least known Windows Phone OEMs, Fujitsu, and this is likely due to the devices remaining firmly in Asia. Now it appears more of us will be able to take a bite of their sweet products, with Fujitsu announcing they will be bringing a…

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Nanapho.jp reports Microsoft has launched a Windows Phone promotion at two large train stations in Japan. The two stations involved are Shinjuku and Akihabara station. Shinjuku station (above) is the busiest station in the world, used by over 3.5 million people per day. Akihabara station (below)  is at the centre of famous electric and gadget town. The booths have many…

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Almost forgotten now in the days of Titans and Lumia’s, the Fujitsu IS12T is of course the first second-generation Windows Phone. The handset is currently having the 7740 update being rolled out, and Nanapho reports the device has also seen 3 firmware updates since launch to address a random-rebooting problem, bring touch-input improvement, and fix a resume from sleep issue.…

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While the Fujitsu IS12T shipped with Mango already pre-loaded, it seems the handset was not excluded from Mango-day fun. The handset received a firmware and radio update from: The firmware revision number: 5008.1907 ? 5008.1907.1160.550. 1182.660 Wireless Software version: 1.1.05.50 1.1.0 ? 6.60 It appears the update solved a reboot issue, and also improves touch screen responsiveness, important for the flick-curve handwriting…

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From the current generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets the Fujitsu IS12T is certainly the most interesting, given its unique features like a being water and dust proof and its 13.2 megapixel camera. Up till now however we believed the handset was destined to remain Japan-only, but Sogi.com.tw reports that this will in fact not be the case, with the…

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There have been many video reviews of the Fujitsu IS12T, but as they tend to be in Japanese this has been less than helpful to a western audience. PC Watch have published a more text-heavy review of the OS, which is at least susceptible to machine translation. From there we can gather that the reviewer found the battery life was…

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KDDI and Fujitsu’s marketing of the Fujitsu IS12T has been nothing but interesting, and the above screen shot from their au.windowsphone.jp website is just another example. The site lets you connect by Facebook and then assembles the Windows Phone 7 people hub using your real contacts, in a pretty visually engaging fashion. Give it a try by visiting the website…

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KDDI has a pretty neat application in Marketplace which allows users to Migrate their contacts from their non-smartphone to a Windows Phone 7 handset. To get this level of access to the Windows Phone 7 phone book of course requires system-level access, and Nanapho.jp found the app uses the Microsoft.Phone.InteropServices.dll to achieve this. By exploiting this, as developers on other…

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