LG Optimus 7 DLNA Windows Phone 7 feature announced

LG has just made official the DLNA feature of the LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone we saw demonstrated at the Berlin IFA trade-show (on an LG Panther, not E900 which is going to be called the Optimus 7 AFAIK). We first saw this Media Share application appear in the blurry LG E900 a couple of days ago but this particular device hasn’t been made official yet (it looks really nice in real life, trust me..) so LG is demonstrating the feature on the LG GW910 / Panther. Interestingly the press release claims that users will be able to playback wirelessly on their DLNA enabled TV 720P videos stored on the phones, but I guess that this only applies to videos shot with the device’s camera unless Microsoft and LG made last minute changes to the Zune desktop software. Press Release after the break:

BERLIN, Sep. 6th, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a major breakthrough in mobile and home convergence at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. The new technology makes it possible to share multimedia files on LG’s upcoming LG Optimus 7 and all DLNA* compliant digital devices at the touch of a finger.

LG’s unique multimedia sharing technology on LG Optimus 7 allows users to enjoy content on the phone across today’s digital platforms with a simple finger flick. This preinstalled feature allows users to send files directly from the phone’s media galleries, without having to leave for another application. The phone will automatically display compatible devices in the same Wi-Fi zone and let users literally flick media files to the targeted device. Users can transfer multimedia saved on their phones — 720p HD videos, high-resolution photos and high-quality music files — wirelessly to their TV or home theater system.

“This unique feature is a direct response to the growing need for technologies that empower users to share multimedia content across electronic devices,” said Mr. Seong-jin Park, Vice President of Mobile Handset R&D Center at LG Electronics Inc. “LG Optimus 7 smartphones will be at the center of a complete entertainment experience, representing LG’s leadership in mobile convergence.”

This unique media file-sharing technology will be embedded in upcoming LG Optimus 7 smartphones, which go on sale early in the fourth quarter of this year. With more than 240 leading consumer electronics brands adopting the media sharing technology, DLNA is expected to set a new industry standard for home entertainment.

LG is demonstrating this DLNA-based multimedia sharing feature at the LG booth at IFA in Berlin, Germany from September 3-7, 2010.

Source: LG