We are eagerly awaiting Windows Phone 7 Mango, also known as a Windows Phone 7.5, for a few months, and it looks like the wait is now over.
We had pegged the Windows Phone 7 Mango release date at September 1st, which still looks like the most likely official announcement date despite Microsoft’s denial, but Fujitsu has just announced the first Windows Phone 7.5 device to hit the market.
This precedes an official announcement from Microsoft about the availability of Windows Phone 7 Mango, but matches up with the IFA conference which kicks off in early September, where we expect to see a collection of Windows Phone 7 Mango devices.
The Fujitsu Windows Phone IS12T arrives in Japan on August 25th with Windows Phone 7 Mango on board. The IS12T will only be available in Japan, but it marks the kick off of the Windows Phone 7 Mango phones.
There doesn’t appear to be a HDMI port on this Windows Phone 7.5 device, but there is support for DLNA to stream media to your connected HDTV.
There are a collection of Windows Phone Mango devices coming to U.S. this year, including a smattering on AT&T. We anticipate that other carriers will also bring new Windows Phone 7 phones to market. You can expect a full announcement from Microsoft and more news on Windows Phone 7 Mango within a week.