LG Quantum officially available on AT&T for $199.99

The LG Quantum, also known as the LG Optimus 7 Q (or LG C900) is now officially on sale at AT&T’s retail stores and in their online store for the price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract.You probably already the know the device’s hardware specifications but be sure to check out my detailed Windows Phone 7 hardware comparison chart here before making your choice.

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LG teams up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days

LG is really taking Windows Phone 7 seriously it seems. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days if you have an LG Optimus 7 or LG Optimus 7 Q / Quatum device. This is approximately $30 of apps from a range of categories (social, games entertainment etc..) and frankly that kinda rocks in my opinion. Full press release after the break:

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All Windows Phone 7 devices hardware specifications in one place

I have just finished compiling this huge excel table containing all of the hardware specifications of the currently announced Windows Phone 7 devices. So if you are looking to compare one device to an other just check out the image below (click on it) and make your choice. I will regularly update it once I have more information (especially for the Dell Venue Pro). So there you have it: Samsung Omnia 7, Samsung Focus, HTC HD7, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC Surround, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Pro, LG Optimus 7, LG Optimus 7 Q / Quantum and finally the Dell Venue Pro. Click on the image after the beak (you can also right click and save it):
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One more LG Optimus 7 and Optimus Q advertising video

I’m guessing that this promo video is a a better fit for the European market compared the previous ones which looked more like Asia-centric ads. I wonder if OEMs will also have their own TV spots or if everything will be handled by the carriers. Anyway, watch the LG Optimus 7 and Optimus 7Q in action after the break:

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LG Optimus 7 and Optimus 7Q promo ads look super cool

Can’t get enough Windows phone 7 news? Well, here are two promotional ads courtesy of LG for the Optimus 7 and Optimus 7Q Windows Phone 7 smartphone. They both look really cool and are a a nice showcase of all the important WP7 features coupled with LG’s own additions (ScanSearch,Voice-To-Text etc..) . Check them out after the beak:

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One more LG Optimus 7 preview: Voice to Text feature revealed

Looks like it’s Optimus 7 day today. After last hour’s giant hands-on video here comes a written preview of the LG E900 / Optimus 7 which was pointed out to me by a friendly Korean reader. First we have confirmation that the screen size is 3.8″ (this was first mentioned by LG a little while ago and I also noticed that it was a hair bigger that the LG GW910 screen when I held them side by side) it also packs a 1500Mh battery and 16gb of internal memory. Here’s a brief summary of the HanKyung preview:

- LG wants to recover market share with Optimus 7
- They experienced LG Optimus 7
- Voice to SNS (voice to text)
- post SNS(Twitter / Facebook) article with voice
- Also working on MMS / E-mail
- Easy panorama snapshot
- ‘play to’ feature with DNLA
- Multimedia transfer feature with home network
- Other known WP7 features (like hub UI, Marketplace and so on)
- Slightly large & heavy

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20 Minutes long hands-on video with the LG E900 Windows Phone 7 phone

Ready to waste 20 minutes of your precious time watching a Windows Phone 7 hands-on? Well, here’s the LG E900 AKA LG Optimus 7 device in action for your own viewing pleasure courtesy of mobilemania.cz who also posted a couple of pictures of the device.  You won’t see anything really new in there  and the DLNA, ScanSearch and Panorama applications aren’t demoed either (it’s basically a Windows Phone 7 walk-through video). Check it out after the break:

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Samsung Cetus, Samsung Focus, HTC Surround and 3 other Windows Phone 7 devices hitting AT&T this fall

According to Engadget’s sources AT&T is expected to launch 6 Windows Phone 7 handsets this fall. The Samsung Cetus i917 which we already heard about, the Samsung Focus which I guess is the Samsung i8700 we saw lately, the HTC Surround which may be the HTC T8788 and 3 other device. If I had to guess I would say that the LG E900 and LG C900 are 2 of the unnamed devices and probably an other HTC handset (the HTC Schubert which has been spotted on ATT’s network ) but there’s no sign of the Dell Lightning.This should come as a surprise to anyone after the statement that AT&T will be the lead Windows Phone 7 launch partner in the US. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is also headed to the carrier’s roster.

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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:

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LG Windows Phone 7 DLNA Media Sharing in action

As we have seen before in the blurry shots of the LG E900 the Korean company has developed a DLNA enabled media sharing service on its Windows Phone 7 handset similar to Samsung’s Allshare app that comes pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S (and other high-end devices). The media service was demonstrated this week during the IFA tradeshow in Germany and looks exactly like you would have expected it to work. Video after the break:

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A couple of LG C900 Pictures and Videos

Android.com.pl is on a roll today after posting the LG E900 pictures and videos this morning they have now posted some new pictures of the EU LG C900 Windows Phone 7 device which looks indentical to the US AT&T version and 2 videos of the device. unfortunately there isn’t much to see in the blurry videos that you can check out below:

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ScanSearch Augmented Reality Application coming to Windows Phone 7

Remember a few days ago I posted about the possibility of seeing Augmented Reality applications on Windows Phone 7 before the end of the year. If you have taken a close attention at all the LG E900media you may have noticed that a particular application seems to be pre-installed on LG’s WP7 handset. The first video was super blurry but the ones posted today reveal that the name of this application is actually ScanSearch:

ScanSearch is an augmented reality application developed by Korean Software Company OlaWorks (whos CEO was previously Managing Director, Online Services Group and GM, Consumer and Online Business at Microsoft) and currently available on the iPhone. I’m guessing that LG has some sort of partnership with Olaworks to develop the Windows Phone 7 version (Olaworks already supplies LG with a Face detection Suite ). As you probably already know there’s no digital Compass API currently available for third-party developers in the SDK but it apparently isn’t the case for OEMs. Check out a video of the iPhone after the break:

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One more picture of the LG E900 Windows Phone 7 handset

The closer we get to the launch of Windows Phone 7 the more leaks we are going to see. This time it comes straight out of Microsoft Netherlands via their twitter account. The company has posted a live picture of the LG E900 / LG Optimus 7 we have seen in a previous video on youtube. I personally wouldn’t be surprised if this was the same device (notice the identical lighting and table etc..).

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The LG C900 Windows Phone 7 handset passes the FCC

Yesterday was the LG C900′s turn to pass the FCC certification. There isn’tmuch information about the device yet other than the pictures leaked last week and the user-agent I found back in April. I’m guessing that the device will have the same specifications as the LG Panther / GW910 but with a nicer hardware keyboard and different button layout. The C900 was also certified by the Bleutooth SIG yesterday and is AT&T bound in the US .

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LG C900 Windows Phone 7 handset certified by the Bluetooth SIG: Launching soon

According to the BlueTooth SIG website the LG C900 Windows Phone 7 handset is expected to launch around September 28th. This could mean a early October given thatLG’s head of PR confirmed to me a few weeks ago that it wasn’t September. The first week of October is going to be the most probable and earliest launch window for WP7 in EU (Steve Ballmer will be in Paris for a WP7 event on Octboer 7th, exactly one year after he launched Windows Mobile 6.5 at a similar event in Paris too). So get your wallets ready for a flood of Windows Phone 7 handsets this October. The US launch is widely expected to take place a few weeks later (remember the leaked T-mobile roadmap pointing to a November 17th for the HTC Schurbert). The final development tools are only going to be available on September 16th and apps submssions will start in early October so don’t expect any WP7 device on the market in September.

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Video of the LG E900 Windows Phone 7 handset in the wild

Here’s what appears to be the first ever public sighting of the LG E900 (the second LG Windows Phone 7 handset set to launch this fall ). This one looks kinda sexy and definitely better looking than the LG C900 we saw a few days ago (and doesn’t have a sliding hardware keyboard). The screen size looks to be 3.7″ and it looks like there are some pre-installed OEM (or Operator) software on it, one in particular looks like a tethering/syncing app (AFAIK WP7 doesn’t support tethering out-of-the-box and I don’t know if OEM can add it…). More after the break:

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LG C900 Windows Phone 7 handset in the wild

Looks like Engadget’s “source” is on a roll today. After the Samsung Cetus, T-Mobile G2 here comes the LG C900 Windows Phone 7 device. I was the first to reveal the existence of the C900 in April but nobody really cared it seems like nobody really cared back then. The LG C900 looks like the production version of the LG Panther / GW910 with its sliding qwerty keyboard and what looks like a 3.7 capacitive touchscreen. The device pictured also sports a AT&T branded rom. More pictures after the break:

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LG on track to release its first Windows Phone 7 handset in October

Contrary to the popular belief that LG was going to ship its first Windows Phone 7 (which I later corrected after getting in contact with LG’sPR) the south Korean company is said to be on track to launch the first WP7 device in October in Europe. The first handset will sport a 3.8″ screen and no hardware keyboard which means that it will either be the LG C900 or LG E900. LG will then launch the first device in the US in November ( with hardware keyboards similar to the  LG Panther GW910). The LG Windows Phone 7device will be part of the Optimus line of smartphone along side the company’s Android Offerings.

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LG C900 and HTC T8788 Windows Phone 7 devices running on AT&T’s network

Remember the LG C900 that I found out about back in April? Well it is now in the wild and running on AT&T’s network. The same goes for the HTC T8788 Windows Phone 7 device who was also caught by WMPU on the same AT&T pipes. This HTC handset is probably the Mondrian and / or the device with have seen a few days ago in the leaked spy shots.

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