It hasn't even been 24 hours since Microsoft's Terry Myerson announced that the company had just signed off on the release to manufacturing build of Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, but already we've seen our first Windows Phone 7.5 handset.
Unveiled by Fujitsu Toshiba and carrying the ever-so-catchy 'IS12T' moniker, the phone packs a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 SoC (clockspeed not known), a 13.2-megapixel camera, 32GB of internal storage, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a whopping 11 days of standby time, and is is waterproof and dust-resistant (IPX5 certified). The IS12T is a CDMA-based phone and should hit Japanese shelves in September.
For those of you that aren't up to speed on your Windows Phone 7 news, Mango was first revealed at Microsoft's MIX conference in April of this year and officially unveiled in May. The new build offers hardware-accelerated IE9 with HTML5; enhanced multitasking capabilities; Twitter in the People hub; better support for Office documents in SkyDrive; Threads, which brings together text, IM, and Facebook chat into one conversation; and Conversation View for email.
Phones running Mango are expected to hit in the fall, so keep your eyes peeled for more news regarding WP7.5 devices in the coming months.