Fujitsu IS12T launching tomorrow in Japan

Fujitsu and KDDI have just announced that the Fujitsu IS12T will be released and available to the public tomorrow in Japan (or in the next few hours if you actually live there). This is definitely a bit earlier that I had thought but definitely a good thing because it means that other Mango handsets are soon to launch. HTC is set to unveil its devices on September 1st and Samsung may also do it the same day. Full press release after the break:

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Samsung releases new free Windows Phone 7 applications

I’ve just noticed that several new application are now available in the Samsung Zone section of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Unfortunately the eBook reader is still nowhere to be seen and the Diodict apps which are actually making a comeback are only compatible with certain carrier specific firmwares. So all you have left is the free Rubik’s Cube game (which isn’t bad..). Come on Samsung, give us some good stuff please! Samsung’s Android marketplace is packed with free games and neat applications why can’t Windows Phone 7 have the same thing?

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Windows Phone Tango confirmed to be minor update aimed at the Asian and Indian markets

According to Microsoft representatives how spoke during the MSDN Seminar – The Next Generation in Development in Hon Kong the rumored Windows Phone 7 Tango update ,which is slated to be released after Mango, will only be a minor update principally aimed at improving the OS’s services (like Bing) in emerging markets like China and India. Here’s a rough translation:

1. Tango is not a major update.
2. Tango Mango will be included as one of the updates.
3. Apollo will be the next major update.
4. Tango primarily for and developing countries such as China, India and other markets use, these are ignored in the market to have more exposure to Bing services.
5. manufacturers of these developing countries will launch a cheap version of Tango preloaded Windows Phone.

As you can see there’s nothing to really get excited about and it is yet unknown if this will included the new universal search feature we saw in the 7.10.8200 builds or even if Tango will be pushed to occidental handsets.

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