While IS12T is mainly for Japanese market, it has several display languages including English. I’d like to let you see some pictures of IS12T in English.
At the KDDI designing studio, in Harajuku Tokyo Japan, six IS12T handsets are displayed. They are all hot (powered-on) and network connected. Everyone can try to use it freely, but both hardware and software aren’t final.
IS12T has three colors, Citrus (yellow green), Magenta and Black.
The Start button gets red light by connecting USB cable. They are all red.
Build number of the ROM is 7716. It’s newer than Beta 2 Refresh (7712), but not RTM (7720).
These displayed phones are configured with a Live ID for Japan region. It’s not same as English markets, especially about Bing and Zune Marketplace features.
These pictures are showing about bootup sequence of IS12T.
First, it shows caution about waterproof. Second, it shows the logo, au by KDDI. Third, it shows Windows Phone logo with red-square icon.
These pictures show Settings menu of IS12T.
IS12T supports lots of display languages. Germany, English (UK), English (US), Spanish, French, Italy, Porugal (Brasil & Portugal), Chinese (Tranditional & Simplified), Japanese and Korean.
There is “Add Wi-Fi network” feature in Wi-Fi setting. You should see a plus button in Wi-Fi setting. Clicking on this button, you can type SSID to add hidden Wi-Fi network.
Beta 2 and Beta 2 Refresh build don’t have this feature, because this feature depends on Wi-Fi hardware and driver provided by OEM.
Each phones have an “original” accent color. The accent color of Citrus is different from default “lime” color. Magenta’s original color is also different from default “magenta” color.
Black’s original color, light gray, will be the first monochrome color for Windows Phone.
“Camera shutter” option in ringtones+sounds setting is one of 500 new features of Mango, but IS12T doesn’t have it. Any smartphones for Japanese market including iPhone 4 don’t have the feature. In Japan, taking pictures without sound is often considered bad manners or spy photo.
There is an unfamiliar setting, “Sound Quality Settings”. This isn’t a new feature of Mango. It’s sound enhancer for phone call, an unique technology of Fujitsu. Turning Clear Voice On, you will be able to get more clear voice in loud environment.
13.8MP 13.2MP camera, you can take a picture in fantastic resolution. It’s 4128×3096 pixels.
Here is a picture taken by IS12T (original JPEG file) with sepia tone effect. Unfortunately, it’s resized to 1630×1222 when I send this to my mail address, but the Exif data of the picture shows original resolution, 4128×3096.
The Exif data also shows that “Make: TOSHIBA”, “Model: IS12T”, “Software: Windows Phone 7.5”.
One more thing, camera app of Windows Phone 7 add a messege “Hello from Seattle” to Artist tag, but IS12T doesn’t.
Turning on the phone with Vol-down + Camera shutter + Power, you will enter System Loader Menu. While IS12T datasheet describes its processor as MSM8655, it shows “MSM7x30”, more cheap Snapdragon. I don’t know the reason, but the hardware isn’t final, the firmware isn’t also final.
“FFU Method” has two options, MTPz and TFTP. It seems that it’s firmware related feature.
Comparing IS12T with Samsung Focus. It’s very similar weight, Focus is 115g and IS12T is 113g.
Comparing IS12T with HTC HD7.
Comparing IS12T with LG Optimus 7. It’s very similar size.
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