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August 23, 2011
Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited

Fujitsu Launches Windows® Phone IS12T

Japan's first Windows® Phone 7.5 smartphone, equipped with water-resistant technology

Tokyo, August 23, 2011 — Fujitsu today announced that the new Windows® Phone IS12T smartphone from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications will be available in Japan beginning August 25, 2011, through KDDI Corporation and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company.

Windows® Phone IS12T is the first smartphone in Japan to run Windows® Phone 7.5. Designed to be simple and easy-to-use, the smartphone is equipped with essential features, including fully integrated social media capabilities such as Facebook and Twitter, a video and audio player, and a variety of other entertainment applications. In addition, the IS12T comes with 32GB of built-in memory and a 13.2 megapixel camera that is among the top of its class in smartphones.

The smartphone, which features water-resistant (IPX5/8) and dust-resistant (IP5X) technology(1), provides users with full access to Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®.

Background

Windows® Phone is a newly-developed smartphone with an operating system from Microsoft that combines the design, user interface, and full range of features that are highly in demand by smartphone users.

In addition to boasting a simple design with hip neon colors, IS12T comes with a new user interface that is intuitive and easy to use, thereby enabling effortless operations. The People Hub, which strives to redefine the address book experience, enables users to centrally manage information about their contacts without having to launch separate applications for contacts, e-mail, and social media.

The smartphone comes equipped with a full range of entertainment features, as well as a 13.2 megapixel camera that can capture high-definition still images using the Milbeaut® Mobile image-processing engine. Furthermore, still images and movies can be enjoyed on DLNA-certified widescreen televisions and PCs.

Using technology from the PC version of the speedy Internet Explorer® 9 web browser, users can also enjoy seamless web browsing-one of the greatest benefits of owning a smartphone.

While enabling users to both browse and edit Microsoft Office documents, IS12T also provides access to Microsoft's free Windows Live SkyDrive cloud service, through which users can store and share up to roughly 25GB of data.

Windows Phone® IS12T features a compact, 59mm thin design featuring both water- and dust-resistant technology. It is available in three colors: CITRUS, MAGENTA, and BLACK.

Windows® Phone IS12T

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Product Features

1. Runs Windows Phone 7.5

  • Panoramic "Hubs" for viewing information by scrolling sideways
    The smartphone employs panoramic screens called "hubs" that provide users access to the information they want by simply scrolling sideways. With hubs including the "People Hub," which brings together address book data and social media updates from designated contacts, "Music + Videos Hub" for enjoying music and videos, and "Pictures Hub" for viewing and sharing photos, users can find the information that they need quickly.
  • Browse the latest information from multiple social media platforms from a single, easy-to-view place
    Through the People Hub, users can check the latest information on their friends without having to launch separate applications for Facebook and Twitter. Users can also check contact information and shared photographs.
  • Office Hub is practical for business scenarios
    Office documents created on a PC can be used without modification. The smartphone can read files from PC editions of Office 2003, 2007, and the latest version(2), Office 2010. The smartphone also comes with OneNote®, which is perfect for sharing ideas and can be conveniently used instead of a memo pad to easily jot down ideas.

2. 13.2 megapixel camera

  • Records smooth and stunning Hi-Vision video footage
    The smartphone records both photos and video in high resolution. It can capture smooth and stunning Hi-Vision video footage (1,280 × 720 pixels). Users can also easily upload captured videos to their Windows Live SkyDrive or a social media network.

3. Full range of entertainment functions

  • 32GB of built-in memory enables extensive volumes of music to be stored
    With 32GB of built-in memory, an extensive volume of music can be easily stored. By installing the Zune music management software, provided free of charge from Microsoft, on a PC equipped with Windows(3), users can sync the music on their PC to the IS12T with a single microUSB cable.
  • Games from Marketplace and Xbox Live
    Users can download the gaming applications they want from Marketplace. Through Xbox Live, users can get the latest game information, quickly check the latest profiles of friends, use avatars to participate in communities, and compare game scores.
  • FM radio(4) for easy listening both indoors and outdoors
    The smartphone can also receive FM radio signals, thereby enabling users to enjoy their favorite radio programming in high-definition audio.
  • Wi-Fi® access for high-speed Internet while on-the-go
    Connecting to a high-speed wireless LAN allows users to easily enjoy Internet content while on-the-go.
  • Features convenient Bluetooth technology
    IS12T supports Bluetooth wireless communications technology. Music and other audio can be enjoyed using Bluetooth-compatible headphones (sold separately) and car audio devices.
  • Supports GLOBAL PASSPORT GSM/CDMA(5) for convenient usage when traveling abroad
    As the smartphone supports both GSM and CDMA communications standards, users can conveniently use the same handset without any additional procedures when traveling outside Japan.
  • Multilingual support for global use
    In addition to Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, the smartphone is compatible with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
  • Easy-to-use text input
    When inputting Japanese, users can choose between traditional PC "keyboard input", "10 key input", and "flick input". With flick input, the "curve flick" input option can be employed to enter accents with a single stroke.

4. Pre-installed applications and Marketplace

  • Pre-installed from the time of purchase with convenient applications
    The smartphone is equipped with LinkCabinet, which enables the use of DLNA functions; Profile Exchange, an application for exchanging profiles using QR codes; NAVITIME, a comprehensive navigation application; GREE, which enables the use of social networking functions; MSN News, which enables users to enjoy the latest news in a wide variety of topic categories; Guru Nabi, which enables information on restaurants to be easily searched; jibe, an address book application the enables the full use of social networking sites and blog services; and E-Mail(6), which works with the e-mail services provided by mobile carriers.
  • Marketplace - delivering the latest applications
    Every day, the latest applications from all over the world appear in Marketplace, where users can constantly download new applications. This feature is very easy to use, as users can read descriptions of applications and see screen images when they select specific applications from categories on the screen. By registering with a Windows Live ID (free of charge), purchasing new applications is made much easier.

Key Services

WIN HIGH SPEED, C-Mail(7)

Product Specifications

Size: 118 × 59 × 10.6 mm
Weight: 113 g (with battery pack inserted)
Continuous Standby Time (in Japan): approximately 280 hours
Continuous Talk Time (in Japan): approximately 400 minutes
Main Display: 3.7" TFT color LCD wide VGA (480 × 800 pixels)
Camera: 13.2 megapixel effective resolution CMOS
Colors: CITRUS, MAGENTA, BLACK


Glossary and Notes

Water-resistant (IPX5/8) and dust-resistant (IP5X) technology:
IPX5/8 water resistance: Please ensure that the cap and battery covers are firmly closed. Users should refrain from immersion in seawater, pool water, and hot spring water. Users should also refrain from using while bathing in hot springs or water using bath salts, as well as extended use in water.

IP5X dust resistance: Users should refrain from leaving the smartphone in the sand on the beach. If the smartphone becomes dirty, immediately rinse with room temperature tap water. Please do not clean with a brush, sponge, or detergents.
Latest version:
Current as of July 2011.
PC equipped with Windows:
Versions higher than Windows XP SP3.
FM radio:
Earphones (sold separately) are required for use.
GLOBAL PASSPORT GSM/CDMA:
As of January 2011, customers can use voice communications in 198 countries and regions worldwide, and packet communications, such as e-mail and EZweb, in 154 countries and regions. Separate EZweb subscription is required to use e-mail and EZweb. Please refer to au's homepage for further information on GLOBAL PASSPORT.
E-Mail:
Download required. (Should be supported by the beginning of October)
C-Mail:
Only handles incoming messages. Emoticons are not supported.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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Microsoft, Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, SkyDrive, Windows Live, Xbox LIVE, Zune, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, Japan, and other countries.
Milbeaut is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited.
Facebook is a trademark or registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
QR code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Incorporated.
jibe is a social application provided by Jibe Mobile K.K. jibe mobile is a registered trademark of Jibe Mobile K.K.

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.