LG confirms Windows Phone 7 device launching this year

This isn’t really breaking news but just a confirmation that LG is focusing on delivering there first Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Panther aka GW910 later this year. It’s been well known for a while the LG is Microsoft’s main OEM partner on Windows Phone 7. Both companies signed a partnership back in 2009 during Mobile World Congress and I later found out the there’s an dedicted LG Team in Remdond working on Windows Phone 7 hardware. But because of the delays and the growing sucess of Android LG has decidded to focus on both operating systems (insead of WP7 only as it was originaly announced when the partnership was signed.

The company’s strategy is not to create its own platform, as has Samsung with the “Bada” platform.

Ahn is betting on the existing Android operating system first.

“LG Electronics will concentrate on developing devices that take full advantage of the Android and Windows Mobile 7 systems for the next year or two,” he said.

Citigroup said Android has made significant progress in the North American consumer market.

Smartphones allow users to surf the Internet, watch video, listen to music and install applications that let them do a wide range of mobile activities from finding restaurants to reading books.

LG has plans to upgrade its partnership level with Google and Microsoft. Ahn said LG has recently created a new unit handling mobile content and related services.

LG currently has thousands of applications in its apps store, which are offered free of charge.

“We are working on a revenue sharing model with developers but LG will boost application services.”

Asked when his company will launch an “iPhone Killer,” Ahn said the schedule to market a smartphone that runs on the Windows Mobile 7 operating system in the second half of the year was underway.

“LG will introduce Windows Phone 7 sometime in the latter half,” he said.

Source: KoreaTimes

  • phoneman

    even this has windows phone 7 it can’t challenge to iphone 4

  • phoneman

    even this has windows phone 7 it can’t challenge to iphone 4

  • JagTechie

    phoneman – was that an actual sentence?

  • JagTechie

    phoneman – was that an actual sentence?