LG isn't going to sit around and wait for the competition to fly by past the number three handset manufacturer in the world because they intend on being the first to launch a Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone. Actually, our friends over the big pond in Europe will probably be the first to get a tasting for Microsoft's next generation platform with this upcoming LG handset. The company is intent on bringing their handset to market before rivals Samsung and HTC, however, the 3.8” device they're planning to release will be based on the Optimus-line – which will lack a physical QWERTY. As for the US market, it looks very promising that the physical keyboard packing LG Panther/GW910 will make its way to the US market. Although there is no official confirmation as to which US carrier will receive this Windows Phone 7 device, there is a good indication that it'll be AT&T bound. As for a release time frame, US consumers can expect to see this handset arrive after LG's planned handset is launched in Europe – so probably some time in November. With August winding down and fall quickly approaching, it shouldn't be long now before we see everything fall into place.