Right in time for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch and closely after HTC's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone was much likely approved, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) approved the next Windows Phone 7 - the LG E900/Optimus 7. According to the approval, the LG E900 will support quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, which again makes it perfectly working in Europe and Asia but not in North America. Earlier rumors indicated that the E900 will feature a Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU at 1 GHz, a 3.7" WVGA capacitive touchscreen as well as a 5 megapixel autofocus camera (Windows Phone 7 standard) with HD video recording capabilities.
As always, the Global Certification Forum isn't spilling any beans about an expected release date but typically, GCF approved handset will hit markets just weeks after they are approved. Keeping in mind that Windows Phone 7 is expected to be announced on October 11, today's GCF approval makes a LG E900 launch in October very likely.
Cheers ~ Arne