Initial sales of the Fujitsu IS12T is rolling in from Japan, and Nanapho.jp reports there is significant interest in the handset there. On kakaku.com it is ranked ahead of the iPhone 4 in the third position in the chart, but below an android sister unit.
Aggregate sales data for the whole country however by BCN shows the handset opening at position 39 and rising, and Tezawaly notes that this should improve further once the handset is somewhat discounted as expected.
Nanapho notes the handset is having some other issues, some specific to Japan and some which should be familiar to many readers. First, KDDiâ€™s native C-mail app is not fully compatible with Windows Phone 7. it can receive, but not send. Secondly the maps are very poor. Lastly however the lack of screen shot capability is bothering bloggers there.
In the end Japan was an unusual bellwether for Windows Phone 7.5, and we should get a better idea of the OSâ€™s performance in primary markets like USA and Europe when new handsets are released here.