The world’s first smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5, a mobile operating system also known as “Mango”, will be launched in All Japan news in September by Fujitsu.
Mango brings about some 500 improvements to the previous Windows Phone platform, Microsoft said. For example, an e-mail “conversation view” to help browsing through longer discussions, a “thread” feature that connects text, instant messages and Facebook chat, and Internet Explorer 9 for faster web browsing.
The new phone to be released in All Japan news, called IS12T, has a 3.7-inch screen and a 13.2 megapixel camera, IDG reports. It weighs 113 grams and the battery should provide more than 6 hours of talk time.
Microsoft is struggling on the smartphone segment, with a market share of 2.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, coming down from 7.1 percent in the same period in 2010. The company hopes to improve on market share by partnering with several phone makers to launch its new Mango operating system on new handsets in the following months.
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