More Windows Phone 7 LG Panther Prototype Pictures

Microsoft UK held a small press event this morning and had the Windows Phone 7 LG Panther prototype (or LG C900?) to pass around for some short hands-on action:

Windows Phone 7 has come on leaps and bounds since we saw a skeletal version of it in action back at Mobile World Congress in February: so much so in fact that a senior Microsoft exec has been using this LG Windows Phone 7 prototype as their own personal handset for daily use.

We’re much more excited seeing that unusual homescreen bursting with info this time round (in an amusing, if impractical touch, a smiley faces turns to a frown the more unread texts you have) and we have to say, it’s certainly much nippier now, with a working calendar that can detect addresses in text and proffer up speedy Bing maps, and frankly astounding looking Office support that puts Google Docs access on mobiles to shame.

The screen on the LG Windows Phone 7 model is also a vast improvement on the poor display on the original Windows Phone 7 prototype shown at Barcelona, and it really felt like a finished product on the outside at least, with a sturdy sliding mechanism and decent landscape keyboard.

Stay tuned for more hands-on action and impressions og the LG and Samsung handsets next week.

Via: Electripg & PocketLint

LG Panther Windows Phone 7 prototype is also out in the wild today

Microsoft France

Here’s a nice picture of the LG Panther Windows Phone 7 handset in the wild. Well, it’s not really in the wild but in Microsoft France’s office ;-) . The company is gearing up for the ReMIX event taking place on May 26th and Redmond is sending out proto units to the local teams. The screen looks really nice and bright, I wonder if it’s a regular TFT LCD or AMOLED. Anyway, I hope to get some hands-on action later this month during the event and hopefully post some videos.

Via: CLauer

Windows Phone 7 in action with Charlie Kindel and the LG prototype


TheNextWeb had the chance to chat with Charlie Kindel, Microsoft’s head of development for Windows Phone 7, while he was in Portugal yesterday. As you can see in the video the OS looks quite a bit smoother and more responsive than what we have seen before which means that this is probably a newer build on both the Asus prototype and the LG protoype. Nothing really new is shown other the ability to play music via the Zune hub in the background and continue working on the phone at the same time.

Source: TheNextWeb

Watch LG’s WP7S phone in action

The boys at Engadget just posted the full video of Saturday’s show where Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman demonstraded Windows Phone 7 Series on a prototype handset build by LG (LG Panther ?). The action starts at 29mins (the should be embeded below):

Nothing really new is shown besides the ne OS running on the LG handset instead of the prototype devices we’ve seen at MWC.

Source: Engadget

LG’s first Windows Phone 7 Series handset unveiled

Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman just unveiled/pulled out of his pocket LG‘s first Windows Phone 7 Series smartphone during the Engadget show a few minutes. As you can see in the pictures, the device features a sliding-qwerty keyboard and a design similar to the LG Expo but with what looks like a 3.7″ capacitive screen. The three WP7 buttons are also present -back, Start & Search). The fact that it is an LG handset shouldn’t come as a surprise given that Microsoft has be working really closely with the Korean company this past year as I’ve found out here & here.

Source: Engadget