LG Slips Early With Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 Handset

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Admittedly it's not like we didn't know LG was going to announce the Optimus 7, considering they've already shown it off several times themselves. However, their blog went live with the details today, showing off the panorama photo-shooting phone.


The screen is a 3.8-inch WVGA display, with the overall phone measuring 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm. Inside, there's 16GB of storage, along with the usual Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, proximity sensor, GPS, digital compass and light sensor.

Clamped onto the back is a 5MP camera which can shoot video at 720p resolution, but also snap 360-degree panorama photos. That'll be a nice trick to furnish your Flickr accounts with.

While it's running Windows Phone 7, LG (like many other manufacturers, we're sure) has added some of their own apps to the tiled interface. We already knew of the DLNA streaming, but there's also voice-to-text for Facebook, Twitter and email; not to mention Scansearch which is their own take on the whole "take a picture of a barcode, see if you can find it cheaper elsewhere" shebang which we've used several times on other devices, only to grow bored and revert back to Amazon. [LG blog via SlashGear]



I've got to hand it to LG. They're the makers of the ugliest phones known to man, but this actually looks pretty nice (to me).

Although, I thought phone makers weren't allowed to mess with the OS in any way. Is the exception custom apps?