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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Flight Control for Windows Phone 7 and Samarium Wars videos

Here’s a video of Flight control on Windows Phone 7 being played on an LG GW910 followed by the trailer of Samarium War, a shoot-em game being developed for the platform by Mobi2do and FlyingTurtle in Portugal. Check’em out after the break:

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14 minutes long Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live video

Microsoft had a Windows Phone 7 booth at PAX 2010 this year with a couple of devices on display so it was only a matter of time before videos of the event start to pop up on YouTube. Tested.com has just upped a 14 mins long video of the OS in action followed by some hands-on action with several games (Ilomilo, The Harvest, Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst and Zombies!). There’s a couple of mistakes in the video (IE Mobile isn’t based on Webkit and there’s no Twitter integration in the People’s Hub). One thing you will notice thought is that the Samsung Taylor handset is a lot smoother/more responsive  than the LG GW910 (even-though they have the same CPU/GPU etc…). I’ve experienced the same thing every time I used both devices but keep in mind that these are pre-production prototypes. Check out the full video after the break:

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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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The LG Panther / GW910 hits the FCC

The LG Panther / GW910 Windows Phone handset has just passed the FCC certification in the US. But keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that the device will ever hit retail. Microsoft has made it clear that this device and the Samsung Taylor (and Asus Galaxy 6) were only prototype development handset that are not going to be full blown retail products. Also keep in mind that the Samsung Taylor has passed the FCC a cople of weeks ago under the Samsung SHG-i707 name. So no big deal here. The LG E900 and C900 are going to be LG’s first WP7 retail products.

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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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Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 interview and Ilomilo walkthrough videos

Can’t get enough of Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 and Ilomilo? Here are two videos courtesy of Microsoft shot during GamesCom last week. The first one is an interview of Microsoft’s  Xbox Live General Manger, Ron Pessner discussing the Xbox Live implementation on Windows Phone 7. The second is a walkthrough of Ilomilo on an LG Panther/ GW910 handset (handled by Microsoft’s General Manager for Mobile Gamin at Microsoft’s Game Studios, Matt Booty). Check them out after the break:

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Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, Crackdown 2 and Ilomilo for Windows Phone 7 hands-on videos

Here’s a video shot during this weeks GamesCom conference showing some quick hands-on action of Star Wars: Battle for Hoth and Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst running on the LG Panther /GW910 Windows Phone 7 handsets. Both tower defense like games are set to launch this fall on Windows Phone 7. The second video contains hands-on action of Ilomilo running on a LG Panther too. Check them out 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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Several LG Windows Phone 7 handsets to be released this year: first one in September? Nope

According to LG’s PR Ken Hong the company is expected to launch its first Windows phone 7 device in September (this sounds a bit early given that the OS isn’t expected to launch before October 7th) and will follow up with other WP7 handsets before the year end. As I have reported several times here, LG is the primary OEM parter for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft currently has an dedicated LG Team in Redmond working on devices. Other than the LG Panther we can probably expect to see the LG C900 and LG E900.

UPDATE: Ken Hong just told me that he told IDG “around end of the Q3″ and not in “September”!

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LG Panther / GW910 developer phone shown of on video

Some developers have been lucky enough to receive one of the few Windows Phone 7  prototype handsets sent by Microsoft earlier this week and videos are already starting to show up on YouTube. Below you will see a quick walkthrough video of the LG Panther / GW910 device:

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