Looks like Microsoft in conjunction with Fujitsu and their IS12T have launched a nice little media campaign in Japan. Focusing on two train stations, Shinjuku and Akihabara, with the former being the busiest in the world with 3.5 million travelers a day, they have managed to create a hands-on booth as well as plastering the walls with that familiar red logo. At the booth, you can play with the IS12T in addition to the Kinect, giving the daily commuter a bit of respite in between travels.
Certainly a good sign to see Microsoft stepping up their visibility on that country. See more photos at Nanapho.
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Looks great! I think something like this, even without the booth, would be awesome to do in U.S. cities with rail transportation (i.e. NY, Philly, DC, etc); that is, if they aren't doing so already :)
I hope sales are good in Japan.
Man I really wish that Fujitsu phone would be released in the States.
I rather get the fugitsu phone than the Lumina. I have feeling it will do very well in Japan has they want a business phone and windows phone 7.5 will be good fit.
Bing mpas transit routing needs to get alot better before they can do something like this in NYC. Currently, google maps transit routing kicks bings butt.
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