LG Panther GW910 hands on videos

Not much to post about today folks (yeah I’m not going to waste time talking about Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna issues or give anymore coverage to that stupid anti-Windows Phone 7 post at InfoWorld, writing a long answer to it 2 days later is as much link-bait as his original piece, just let it die folks). Anyway, here are 2 short hands-on videos of the LG Panther / GW910 in action from Russia. The Windows Phone 7 build used isn’t the fastest around (in the first vid only strangely) but it gives you an idea of how things are looking like now. As I said earlier this week after my hands-on with it; the Samsung Taylor I had in hand had a screaming fast build that rivaled the speed of Emulator but the LG Panther had another that wasn’t a snappy. Check them out after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 live from the Microsoft Campus

I had the chance to go  to the Microsoft Campus a few hours ago to play a bit with Windows Phone 7 and gather some new info about the much anticipated OS.  The session started with a presentation by the Tequila Rapido Team who discussed the Metro UI and the design process of building WP7 applications with SketchFlow. They’ve also unveiled a new Windows Phone 7 application dedicated to the french horse channel Equidia (sorry for the picture quality below). I highly suggest that you take a look at their Renault Rent application and SketchFlow video.

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HTC Schubert Windows Phone 7 handset launching November 17th on T-Mobile

After yesterday’s rumored HTC Gold UK launch date comes the HTC Schubert which will supposedly launch on T-Mobile US on November 17th according to a leaked roadmap. As I said yesterday, the HTC Schubert is probably the same device as the HTC Mondrian, Gold, Mozart etc… Interestingly it also looks like LG may have its LG Panther / GW910 Windows Phone 7 handset out around the same time as you can see in the leaked roadmap pictured above where there is non-Android LG handset launching in November to…

Source: AndroidSpin

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.

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LG Panther / GW910 Windows Phone 7 phone Hands-on video

For those of you (me included) who can’t get enough Windows Phone 7 action especially when it’s on the LG Panther / GW910 here’s a 5 minutes long hands-on video shot at the Microsoft Benelux Windows Phone Get Together event last week. The first part of the video was already included in the video I posted 2 days ago but the rest is totally new and you will see a bit of the Zune Hub, Pictures Hub and settings. I’m must say that the screen looks really vibrant and crisp hopefully it won’t take long before we get some video playback action (You may have noticed in a previous video that the demo device was loaded with 720P files..). Check it out after the break:

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Microsoft Benelux Windows Phone 7 keynote ang LG Panther action

Microsoft Benelux hosted a Windows Phone 7 event for its local MVPs in the Netherlands this week and talked about the latest development updates and had a couple of prototype to show off. The Video is in Dutch but you can pretty much guess what is being said based on the PowerPoint slides projected behind the speaker. The other piece of news is that Windows Phone 7 is supposedly launching in October-November (this confirms what MS VP Mich Mathews said during her introduction speech yesterday). Be sure to check the neat looking LG Panther GW910 action at the end of the video. The device (and the OS) is looking better than ever but IE Mobile still needs a bit of work IMO. Video after the break:

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Watch the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace in action

Here’s a nice TechED session dedicated to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. You see how the Marketplace in action (on the LG Panther / GW910) and also see how the application Trial API actually works and some talk about the private Beta testing functionality that we talked about a few days ago. Be sure to also listen to the Q&A session afterwards. Loke Ui’s claim that games must be rated PG13 is a joke….I hope (he jokes that they can’t bring Halo because it’s rated M) because the Twin Blades game that you previously saw in my hands-on session is really gore and is probably rated M (and is going to be one of the Hero launch application this fall).Some interesting info about the application’s performance: An Application must display a new screen 1 second after the user opens it (can be a splash screen) then the application has a maximum of 19 seconds to make sure that the user can operate it, if not the application will be rejected by Microsoft. There’s also a demo of the Windows Phone 7 development handset unlocker at the end. The video is after the break:

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Another Bootup video of the LG Panther / GW910 Windows Phone 7 phone

Nothing we haven’t seen before but just in case you are looking  for some LG Panther / GW910 actions here’s a short footage of the bootup sequence from Microsoft’s TechED Windows Phone 7 sessions event. For a better and longer video head over here to watch the one that was posted a little while ago. Video after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 development handsets shipping in July to select developers

LG Panther / GW910 @ Microsoft France

Microsoft’s Brad Watson has confirmed today during TechED  what I repoted 2 days ago ; the Windows Phone 7 development handsets will finally be available in July to select developers who will have to contact Microsoft to request one (devices will be available to devs in 29 countries). Several prototype models will be available but all will have similar hardware specifications so you can probably expect to see the LG Panther / GW910, Asus Galaxy 6 and probably some other OEM (I don’t really think that we are going to see one from HTC).

UPDATE: Brad Watson has just posted more information :

I’m here at TechEd, and there’s a lot of talk about Windows Phone 7 devices and when they are going to be made available. One cool thing that the team is doing is handing out coupons to event attendees redeemable for general availability devices when they start shipping. We’re only handing out around 50 or so of these coupons, so it’s definitely not a broad distribution. It’s meant for people who are attending sessions or wearing Windows Phone hats around the show floor.

Developer devices are also on everyone’s lips. During the Windows Phone session yesterday, Terry Myerson (he runs engineering for Windows Phone 7) stated that we will start putting phones into select developers’ hands next month. That’s exciting stuff. Obviously we’re starting with the developers who have invested in the Silverlight and .NET platforms, registered at Windows Phone Marketplace and have begun building apps with the Windows Phones Developer Tools. Specifics of the programs are TBD, but we are going to want to get phones into large ISV hands, small team hands…you name it. We’re definitely not going to carpet bomb phones; we want to get maximum leverage for our phone distribution to developers.

Source: Brandon Watson

More LG Panther Windows Phone 7 pictures and video

Here are some new pitures of LG’s first Windows Phone 7 handset the LG Panther aka LG GW910. This is the same prototype handset that Microsoft has been sending to its worldwide offices to start training people and developers. And as you can see written on the box the LG Panther can also capture video in 720P! Be sure to check back here Wednesday were I will hopefully have some hands-on impressions with pictures and videos of the device in action!

- This is definitely still a prototype device, and there are still quite a few rough edges to be fixed. The device OS is still being updated with new builds almost every other day.
- Even the packaging and box is expected to be different before the final product ships. For example, the current box is not even using the correct Windows Phone 7 logo.
- Despite it’s prototype status, the phone appears to be more or less feature complete and incredibly responsive and fast. The animations are all very smooth.
- For the time being, you need a special build of the desktop Zune software (Dorado) to sync with the device; the current released version of desktop Zune software won’t work.
- The camera works pretty well, and the resulting photo is sharp, as you can see below:

check out a video of the bootup sequence after the break:

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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

LG C900: LG’s first Windows Phone 7 phone?


An interesting UA profile has just popped up on LG‘s server lately and if you take a closer look at it seems to indicate that the phone described in their is probably LG’s first Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Panther, that we have seen unveiled by Engadget a couple weeks ago and shown in action several times since then. LG C900 has 3 soft keys (Back,Home, Search?) and 32bits WVGA (800×480) display, but is said to have a phone keypad (instead of keyboard) so there is a strong possibility that this C900 could be another unannounced WP7 handset. The Browser UA also confirms that it is a Windows Phone 7 handset:

Check out the XML UA here

Update: there’s also an LG E900 Windows Phone 7 handset user agent here

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