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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Japan to get the first Windows Mango phones

Takashi Tanaka, president of KDDI Corp., center, Nobuo Otani, president of Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications, left, and Yasuyuki Higuchi, president of Microsoft Japan Corp., during the unveiling of the Windows phone IS12T. (Haruyoshi Yamaguchi - BLOOMBERG)
Japan will be the first country to get hold of the new version of Windows Phone 7.5, code-named Mango.

Microsoft announced on its blog Tuesday that Mango was ready to ship to manufacturers. Wasting no time, Japan’s KDDI network — the country’s second-largest — announced that Mango phones will hit its shelves in September.

The phone, the IS12T, will have a 13.2 MP camera and 32 GB of internal memory, giving U.S. users a few reasons for smartphone envy.

It will offer the ability to read and edit Microsoft Office documents and will have free cloud services.

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