Posts tagged with: Optimus 7

Announced in October 2010, LG Optimus 7 is a Windows Phone 7 device that is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It features a 3.8-inch WVGA (480x800) TFT screen and packs a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Other features of LG Optimus 7 include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+ and more. Read our coverage of LG Optimus 7 for latest news, reviews, and videos:

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    Regardless of when it will hit, early next year or soon, Windows Phone 7.8 should close the gap between legacy Windows Phones and fresh devices which are delivered with Windows Phone 8 on board. Of course, features which imply the newest hardware, like NFC, will be missing, but there should be some pretty cool bits inside for older devices. Contacted by a worried customer, LG Poland has replied to an e-mail regarding the Windows Phone 7.8 update for the LG Optimus 7, the manufacturer's first Windows Phone alongside the 7Q. Despite being constantly updated to NoDo, Mango and then Tango, the ...

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    Windows Phone Tango is Microsoft's effort to lower the price point of devices and enter emerging markets as well as compete with low-end/budget Android devices. They manage that in partnership with OEMs by lowering the specifications of their phones. In this video we're going to take a look at Windows Phone Mango vs. Windows Phone Tango, and we're going to use a wave-one device, the LG Optimus 7, which we're going to put up against the Nokia Lumia 610, a legacy Tango phone. We're comparing day-to-day/real-life/application launch times, Internet Browsing as well as gaming, to find out ...

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    Just a few months after Windows Phone 7 launched as a platform, we heard LG talking in January 2011 about its disappointments up until then with sales of the Optimus 7 and Quantum. Granted, things were just getting started for WP7, but even with that in consideration, LG just wasn't seeing the sales that it had projected. While this early reaction didn't bode well for the company's relationship with the OS, LG seemed at the time that it still wanted Windows Phone to succeed, and that it would give the situation a chance to improve. Now, well over a year later, it seems that LG's patience ...

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    Back in October, we told you about some reports that were coming in from Windows Phone users that the recent Mango update had left them with a misbehaving on-screen keyboard. It would up and disappear while you were in the middle of typing something, or just refuse to come out of hiding in the first place. We heard that Microsoft was well-aware of the issue, and was investigating it in hopes of delivering a fix in a future Windows Phone update. It may have taken the better part of three months, but that fix is finally starting to arrive, as part of Windows Phone build 8107.79. The ...

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    We've heard several rumors of Windows Phone build 7740 before Microsoft officially confirmed the existence of the new platform build. Redmond also detailed that some features included in the update had to do with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 sync compatibility and this exact update was just delivered to our unlocked, non-carrier-branded LG Optimus 7 in Europe. The above update notification popped up both on the phone and Zune. As you can see, the update fixes "an email issue related to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003" as well as "a voicemail notification issue". Took 5 minutes to update ...

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    We learned of plans to include wireless internet sharing in Windows Phone Mango very late along in its development cycle. It emerged that the base functionality would be built-in to the operating system, but device manufacturers would need to provide hardware-specific drivers to enable existing handsets to take advantage of the feature. Analysis of the wireless chipsets used in WP7 phones suggested that with the exception of the Dell Venue Pro (and even that denial's not looking like such a sure thing anymore), all existing WP7 models should be capable of hotspot mode, and were just ...

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    If the analysis we looked at yesterday of the WiFi chipsets used in the first wave of Windows Phone handsets is accurate, there's nothing stopping the vast majority of WP7 devices from receiving the necessary driver update in order to enable wireless hotspot internet sharing mode. One of the phones identified as having the necessary hardware in place but just waiting for its software was LG's Optimus 7. Sure enough, LG's German branch just tweeted that the necessary update is on its way. Unfortunately, the company's twitter rep didn't provide any specific information on just when such an ...

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    We've had what feels like a lengthy relationship with the LG e906 Jil Sander phone, getting a couple early looks at the handset on-camera, and revealing the first collection of specs on the phone, further confirming its Optimus 7 roots. This whole time, we've been without much of an inkling for when the phone might be released. Recent discoveries started us thinking that it would be quite soon, and it turns out we were right; the Jil Sander e906 will debut tomorrow, October 7. Since it's based off first-wave Windows Phone hardware, the Jil Sander phone may not be quite as spry as the ...

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    After first hearing LG's model e906 mentioned earlier this summer, we got a chance to see a few snapshots taken of the phone in the wild, appearing to be an Optimus 7 refresh, and identifying itself with badging from German fashion house Jil Sander. We've now received a full spec sheet for the handset, confirming mostly-unchanged Optimus 7 hardware. Like the Optimus 7 (e900), the Jil Sander phone has a 3.8-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video. Interestingly, the phone's case dimensions make it a smidge larger than the Optimus 7, yet LG has managed to ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone view as we wrap-up this week's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In this edition we go through more Windows Phone Mango devices being leaked thanks to some developers posting their App testing logs. We breeze through Microsoft's recent job posting where they're now in search of an expert that will do a better job in integrating Windows Phone with the desktop. We also go through our expectations on HTC's planned event for September 1st, the rumors of the LG E906, which seems to be their branded Jil Sander smartphone and we ...

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    Last month, we heard about an LG-posted UAProfile for a smartphone we didn't quite recognize. The LG E906 looked a lot like the Windows Phone-running Optimus 7 (LG E900), but appeared to be running Mango. At the time, we were left wondering if this would be the same Optimus 7 hardware but with a software refresh, to go up for sale once Mango became available. Now the E906 is back on our radar, appearing as a designer-branded model. Much like the Prada-branded LGs we've seen, this LG smartphone is badged for the German fashion house Jil Sander. The hardware is certainly similar to the ...

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    OEMs have a dedicated section in the Windows Phone Marketplace where they add own applications for users rocking phones made by them (and sometimes other apps). It looks like LG has started updating some of its own applications, making them ready for Windows Phone's Mango update. In the image above we are trying to download LG's own ScanSearch to an LG Optimus 7 running Windows Phone 7 Mango Build 7720 RTM. We get a warning that the application is taking use of a hardware component that is not present on our device. That, coupled with the ability to fast-app-switch makes the ScanSearch app ...

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    Early this morning, we told you about how the Samsung Focus was finally getting all its software brought up-to-date, with the release of pre-NoDo, NoDo, and the subsequent security patch for version 1.4 of its hardware. At the time, Microsoft also mentioned some other phone-specific updates that were in the works, but didn't have much in the way of details to share. Now we've learned a little more about what models can expect to see new code on the way. So far, updates have been spotted coming to the HTC Mozart, LG Optimus 7 and Samsung Omnia 7. None of these claim to be adding any new ...

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    When Microsoft finally releases Mango, along with updates for existing Windows Phone 7 devices, it's not surprising that we may start seeing the sale of some of last year's WP7 hardware, perhaps with minor tweaks, under slightly different model numbers, especially if a manufacturer is having issues getting its new hardware out in time. We're seeing hints that may be the case with LG and its Optimus 7, with the revelation of a very-similarly-numbered LG smartphone that appears it will arrive with Mango pre-installed. The Optimus 7 is LG's model number E900. A UAProfile for an unknown LG ...

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