Is LG´s second handset with Windows Phone 7 Series real?

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Is LG´s second handset with Windows Phone 7 Series real?
LG may indeed manage to catch a lot of people napping by releasing the world´s first device to run Windows Phone 7 Series before everyone else and as soon as the end of this summer. Is it likely, however, that the manufacturer is actually preparing not just one, but two handsets utilizing Microsoft´s brand new operating system?

Neowin, a website that has provided exclusive information regarding the operating system on many occasions did publish a picture of a unknown LG cell phone based on Windows Phone 7 Series. We thought "Great, the more the better, right?" The thing is the news bit containing the image was withdrawn almost immediately and without a word as to, well, why. There are at least two possible explanations - first, the image was nothing more than the inspired handiwork of an eager fan of the operating system or, alternatively, LG. Second, it´s not impossible the rendering was real indeed, but either Microsoft or LG spotted it right away and required that it be removed, meaning we were not supposed to know about the cell phone that early. Either way, we don´t really think we will ever find out what really happened.

Moreover, the information about the picture is rather scarce. Of course, we can easily speculate on the existence of the device and its specifications, because the minimum system requirements of Windows Phone 7 Series are already well known. If LG´s second handset to run WP7S is real indeed, it should be equipped with at least 5-megapixel camera, processor with ARMv7 architecture, 256MB RAM and 8GB ROM. And what about you? Do you think the image was actually a picture of a real device? Share your opinion in the comments below.

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7 Comments

1. jedi2000

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I just hope this is real LG really needs a smart phone they're way behind the times.

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

the GW990 is behind the times? LG is just in a different mind frame when it comes to phones. They cater the casual/ casual business oriented consumers. I'm just hoping that black isn't going to be the status quo for 7 Series. I've been hearing and reading how brand identity is going to be affected monsterously when it comes to this OS, just because Microsoft is seriously enforcing the specifications for WP7s. Color customization, I think, is going to be the only thing that will help out that situation, at least in the short term.

2. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

im with you @jedi2000 this looks pretty sleek... but at least lg is tapping into the smartphone game.... two late players merge as one ... microsoft and lg.... wheres word of the sanyo smartphones? they are one of the best cell phone manufacturers as far as stability, signal strength and sound quality...

4. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

They pretty much have to since they've lost Android OS to Samsung in Korea...unless Palm is lending WebOS to other manufacture>>now that's an idea to revive Palm

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Windows 7 HD3, or a TP3 will kill most things out there if they are done right for Win7

6. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I think LG is smart to jump into wp7s headfirst. WinMo hasnt been the most popular OS and i think this OS will definitely be a game changer and LG will be smart to invest in it early on. off topic i know, but the one thing i hope out of wp7s is that samsung won't butcher it with it's horrid touch wiz interface.

7. freakatronic

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

It is just a WP7 render image pasted onto a Samsung i8910!!! Just look at the left side... They did not even bother in disguising the silver frame... And the LG logo is ridiculously small.

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