The first phone to run the forthcoming upgraded version of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) could be with us as early next month, speculation suggests.
The initial batch of smartphones powered by the all-singing, all-dancing Mango update were widely expected to land in the autumn. Launch devices were thought to be certain to include the much-anticipated first-ever Nokia handsets powered by the OS, plus a Mango-flavoured take on the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S2 Android powerhouse.
However, according to business news types Nikkei, Fujitsu’s effort will beat those heavy hitters to the punch with its IS12T handset which could be granted a release “as early as late next month”.
The waterproof phone will also stand out as the first ever tough phone of the new generation of Windows kits, Nikkei claims, suggesting it’ll
be the same lurid pink phone we glimpsed briefly
at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last week.
First spotted late last year, Mango adds a whopping 500 new features to Windows phones, as Microsoft plays catch-up to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android in the smartphone space.
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