The first smartphone running the long-awaited Windows Phone “Mango” operating system was unveiled this morning in Japan. The manufacturer: Fujitsu-Toshiba, who plans to bring the device to Japanese stores and carriers in September. It’s not expected to come to the U.S.
The phone, known as the IS12T will be the first device to run the major revamp of the Windows Phone operating system to version 7.5, an update codenamed “Mango.” Coming about a year after the original launch of of Windows Phone, Mango brings with it several new features (Microsoft claims 500), including multitasking and a Groups feature that has deep integration with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It also has powerful voice-to-text features.
The IS12T has other features that go beyond the new OS. The phone is said to be water- and dust-proof, and boasts both 32GB of storage as well as a camera with a whopping 13.2 megapixels. Its processor will be a 1GHz Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm. Users will also be able to use the phone to work on Microsoft Office documents as well as share data through Microsoft’s cloud service, SkyDrive.
Microsoft officially unveiled Mango in May. The market share of Windows Phone is relatively small compared to other major OSes like Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and RIM’s BlackBerry, pegged at only 2 percent of all smartphones in use, according to data from Millenial Media. However, IDC predicts that Windows Phone will capture 20 percent of the market by 2015.
Other partners making Mango Windows Phones include HTC, Samsung, Acer, ZTE, LG, and of course Nokia, which announced a major strategy shift to Windows Phone in January. Nokia is expected to unveil its first Mango phone, possibly called the “Sea Ray,” in October.
As for the IS12T, it’ll be on Japanese carriers KDDI and Okinawa Cellular. No prices were announced. The unveiling comes a day after Microsoft said it had sent the final Mango code to manufacturers. You can watch a video report on the Tokyo launch event from Network World below.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong The physicists succeeded in proving that the photon (light units) single follow Einstein’s theory which says that nothing can be faster than the speed of light, in other words, time travel is impossible.
The team of researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology led by Professor Du Shengwang say they have proved that a single photon ‘follow the laws of the universe’. Similarly, as quoted by Discovery News, Wednesday (27/07/2011).
“Einstein’s claim that the speed of light is at the core laws of the universe, or simply, nothing can surpass be faster than light,” wrote the university on his official website.
“Research Professor Du demonstrate that a single photon, also follow the laws of the universe as electromagnetic waves (EM),” he added.
The possibility of time travel attracted approximately 10 years ago after scientists discovered that the development of optical pulses on certain media capable of faster than light, which later proved to be only a mere visual effect.
Even so, scientists remain convinced that it is still possible for a single photon to exceed the speed of light.
Du believe that Einstein was right and this discovery could establish a long debate in advance about the possibility of time travel.
“In addition, this study also expected to give an overview to the scientists regarding the transmission of quantum information,” added Du.