Fujitsu (through KDDI) has announced the release of their new Windows Phone running Mango. It’s noted as dust proof and water proof with a 13.2mp camera, DLNA and 32gb of memory. Check these specs:

Oh and what’s that footnote “scheduled for early October 2011.” We’re hearing 1ghz chip inside but we’ll confirm. I think hearing “early October” was all mot of us wanted to know about anyway…

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  1. There’s nothing nice about those specs, other than the camera and storage. This is another failed effort by a WP7 OEM. Microsoft is dropping the ball. If Microsoft doesn’t think front facing cameras, 1GB of RAM, dual core processors, and qHD screen resolutions don’t matter, then they deserve to fail.

    This is another weak effort that’s hardly any better than existing WP7 devices. Pull your head out of your ass Microsoft, and get your specs up. They do matter to consumers.

  2. I get the feeling that if Joe were in 1901, and saw his very first automobile, he’d assume it was a dud because there weren’t enough horses leashed to the front to pull it.

  3. “I get the feeling that if Joe were in 1901, and saw his very first automobile, he’d assume it was a dud because there weren’t enough horses leashed to the front to pull it.”

    That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Your comparison is unbelievably stupid. It’s July 2012, and you’re two years late to the market against two entrenched competitors by releasing products with old specs that don’t compare. That’s a recipe for failure.

  4. For what it’s worth, Android will have quad core phones while Microsoft is still stuck on dated single core processors.

  5. There are specs, and there is performance. If a car can accomplish with 6 or 8 cylinders what it takes another car 12 cylinders to do, while delivering better fuel efficiency along the way, why is it inferior? You must believe a 2011 Porsche 911 G2 is a relic against, say, a Mercedes CL 65 AMG. Look up the “specs”. Joe, you really are an idiot.

  6. “There are specs, and there is performance.”

    “There are specs, and there is performance. If a car can accomplish with 6 or 8 cylinders what it takes another car 12 cylinders to do, while delivering better fuel efficiency along the way, why is it inferior?”

    Whose talking about performance dumbass? Everyone knows WP7 is a better performer than Android. That’s not the point. The point is this platform is struggling, and it needs to be on equal footing with it’s competitors in the market place. Nobody would suggest WP7 needs higher specs for performance reasons. But anyone with a brain knows that consumers will look at specs, and they do care about specs. If you don’t think consumers will look at specs then you’re brain dead.

    FYI, third party apps and especially games do benefit from higher specs such as dual core cpus and more ram. You haven’t even brought up front facing cameras, because you have no argument. There is no excuse for 2nd generation WP7 devices not having a FFC. It’s stupid. Considering Microsoft’s purchase of Skype, you would think that would be a priority.

    I’m a fan of WP7, and I want it to do well. But it’s not going to do well with Microsoft dragging it’s feet and OEMs doing shoddy work for WP7, while they do their best work for Android. In fact, Nokia has already called out OEMs for doing this exact thing. The problem is I have little faith Nokia is going to do much better. Yes, they’ll put out some killer designs, but they too will probably have dated hardware. I hope they prove me wrong.

  7. “Joe you’re on some ole “my volume goes up to 11″ This is Spinal Tap type of shit.”

    LOL! Because you disagree with me, I’m on some Spinal Tap type shit? Please!

  8. You humor me, Joe.

    Guess what: most phone buyer don’t give a rip about specs.

    Quad core? Big deal.

    They want a phone with a nimble, responsive user experience. They want it to look cool. They want it to work.

    And they want it to last beyond the Viagra threshold of four hours without the battery draining.

    Run all the cores you want, but at some point it is overkill, and it’s more of a liability.

    If specs mattered, the Motorola Xoom would have blown the iPad2 out of the water.

    I tested a Xoom before I bought my iPad — and the processors didn’t matter one bit.

  9. Joe, the Spinal Tap reference is an allusion to the specs vs. performance, which was apparently lost on you. As for ffc, agreed, but that is an entirely diff issue completely from your silly dual core argument.

  10. Most phone buyers just go with the device recommended by the staff at the given carrier or by friends, etc. WP7 must gain mind share, and I tend to agree that it (at least in part) originates from geeks/enthusiasts who are really into the hardware specs, so it does matter at the end of the day.
    I also hope that Nokia will push out an MSM8x60 based device this year. There is no chance to increase the WVGA screen resolution now, so at least they need to rock with other specs.

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