Right with Microsoft's European and Asian Windows Phone 7 launch in October, also LG has announced and launched its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone - the LG Optimus 7/E900. Running Windows Phone 7, the LG Optimus 7 is powered by a Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU at 1 GHz. The Optimus 7 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.7 Mbps) at 900/1900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g/n, an FM radio and the Windows Phone 7 typical aGPS receiver and sensors. The 3.8" capacitive LCD touchscreen features WVGA and the autofocus camera on the back comes with a LED flash, supports 5 megapixel and allows HD video recording at 720p.
The Optimus 7 comes with a total internal memory of 16 GB. Windows Phone 7 typical, this memory isn't user upgradeable. Furthermore, the device comes with a removable 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, yet the most powerful battery used on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone and at a size of 125 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm, the device weights 158 g. Made of plastic and metal, the device feels rocking solid and the curved design makes the Optimus 7 looking smaller than it actually is while the design also contributes to the fact that the device can be nicely hold.
Bellow the touchscreen, the device features the Windows Phone 7 typical Back, Home and Search keys which aren't touch sensitive but physical keys as well as they are not backlight illuminated. On the left, the device has the volume up/down rocker while on the right, the device features the Windows Phone 7 required camera key as well as micro USB port for synchronization and charging, which is protected by a flap. On the top, the device has located the power button as well as the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack.
The LG Optimus 7 is now available across Europe and Asia as announced by Microsoft.
Cheers ~ Arne