New phone comes ahead of mooted September launch.
Windows Phone Mango looks set to make its debut in Japan in August, a month ahead of Microsoft’s much-mooted launch date for the new OS. Nikkei claims that the first phone packing the OS will be the Fujitsu IS12T.
The Japan-only blower, set to be released on the KDDI network, will pack a 3.7-inch LCD panel, with Microsoft’s update operating system keeping things ticking under the hood.
The news certainly comes as a surprise, seeing as the Big M had said itself that winners of its Imagine Cup student competition would get the first updated Windows Phones in September. It had also been suggested that Nokia’s new Windows Phones would be the first to come loaded with Mango.