Of the three Windows Phone 7 devices that were released to AT&T, the LG Quantum had the most hazy launch date. But that day has come, says an official press release from LG. The 1GHz device is the only Windows Phone 7 you can get with a side-sliding keyboard (though the Venue Pro comes close with the bottom-sliding keyboard). It comes with 16GB of onboard memory, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, and DLNA support. The press release also mentions that LG WP7 device owners will get access to exclusive premium software. The Quantum will run you [...]
Australian developer Chris Walsh recently found a method to run so-called native code on the platform indicating that jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 could be possible, though it’s a first step in a huge process.
Same developer seems to have conquered another OS tower as he now tweeted that he’s got registry and file system access. The tweet also mentions that this was achieved on Samsung and HTC devices and the developer is committed to getting that on LG handsets too. Are these hacks device dependent? Normally they shouldn’t be but, as with the case of USB [...]
A short-lived sale at Amazon may be just the nudge you need if you’ve been on the fence about deciding to pick up one of the new Windows Phone 7 handsets. If you act this weekend, you’ll be able to score an on-contract HTC Surround or LG Quantum for one cent.
There are a whole slew of phones running on AT&T’s network that Amazon has put up for sale (no luck getting an iPhone for a penny, though), but these two WP7 models stand out due to being brand-spanking new.
The Surround and Quantum may not be the most talked-about WP7 handsets, but the Quantum [...]
Today is the day many of us have been waiting for, the date for Windows Phone 7 device launch and since it’s already November 8, AT&T just launched its Windows Phone 7 website featuring the HTC Surround, Samsung Focus and LG Quantum.
Those of you who don’t want to actually go to the store can purchase the Surround and Focus straight from the carrier. Both handsets run for $199.99 on a two year contract and require a $15/month data plan (with both priced at $499.99 with no commitment purchase). While the LG Quantum is still on preorder, the Surround and Focus are [...]
At this point it should really come as no surprise — considering that sales begin in less than a week — but it’s worth mentioning that neither AT&T nor T-Mobile will be taking pre-orders for their inventory of Windows Phone 7 launch devices. We could previously surmise from T-Mobile’s HTC HD7 landing page that there would be no pre-order period — a helpful notification feature is offered in case you forget when the 8th falls this month — and now AT&T has responded to a tweet by stating that handset availability would be on a “first [...]
If you’re trying to decide between the selection of Windows Phone 7 launch devices, LG wants to help make your choice easier by offering 10 free apps to you. The catch is that you can only download apps that LG makes available through the LG Application sub-store found on LG Windows Phone 7 devices.
Ten free applications, across a variety of categories including social networking, utilities, and gaming, worth over $30, will be given away every 60 days, and will be available for a period of 60 days. The apps will be available through the LG Application Store, which will [...]
Two weeks ago we ran a story and informed you that Bell will be receiving Windows Phone 7 handsets amongst which the LG Optimus 7Q (aka LG Optimus 7 Quantum) as it signed up up together with Rogers to offer the handset and the Samsung Focus.
New information surfaced as Bell Mobility is rumored to get the LG Optimus 7 Quantum for November 8, which is the same date devices will be available in the U.S. The handset is a slide-out QWERTY device sporting 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, 3.5-inch display, 16GB internal storage, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, 5-megapixel camera with flash, DLNA [...]
LG Electronics posted record operating losses in the third quarter of this year, led by poor smartphone sales from the struggling mobile division. Unlike American rival Motorola, which is showing signs of a resurgence after several years in the desert, the Korean manufacturer saw net profits fall 99 percent from the previous quarter, with the mobile business alone accounting for a reported 304 billion won operating loss (about $270.7 million). The division’s performance is so poor that it is dragging down better numbers produced by less troubled parts of the firm.
Australian carrier Telstra has revealed via Twitter that it will be selling the HTC 7 Mozart and LG Optimus 7Q (LG Quantum here in the US) Windows Phone 7 handsets for AU$864 and AU$960, respectively, which translates to about $850 and $945 at current exchange rates.
Now we’re used to seeing HTC handsets go for a premium price unsubsidized — the HD7 will supposedly cost upwards of $840 unlocked — but almost $1,000 for an LG phone seems a bit much, especially since we’ve heard that even HTC’s Surround will only cost $550 off-contract from [...]
We’re still catching our breath from the whirlwind of news that swept across the smartphone plains yesterday in the form of Windows Phone 7 launch details, and we imagine that some of you are a little overwhelmed as well. Therefore we thought we’d recap all of our coverage for you in this handy guide, along with charts detailing specs of all the initial devices plus distribution plans broken down by country and carrier. We hope that you enjoyed our WP7 articles as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you, and we’d like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pocketnow for [...]
Telus will not be the only provider bringing Windows Phone 7 devices to Canada, as both Rogers and Bell have signed up to stock the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum (pictured left to right), respectively. With Telus scheduled to offer the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7, Canadian consumers now look to have a decent four-device selection to choose from. AT&T will be selling the Focus, Quantum, and Surround in the US, although the Optimus 7 will not be available from any domestic carriers at launch. With the US in general receiving the lion’s share of handsets at launch, we wonder [...]
Lots of devices went official today with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 launch but the LG Optimus 7 was announced on LG UK’s Blog even before the Redmond company’s event.
Now a Korean LG Blog has just tweeted a text which translates to “LG Electronics have been working closely with Microsoft from the early days of Windows Phone 7. And we adapted various and exclusive new technology on Optimus 7” (thanks to Joon for this) together with a link to not one, but two videos, one of them starring LG’s Windows Phone 7 called Optimus 7 while the other one [...]
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets CEO Ralph De La Vega has just introduced a U-Verse streaming service for Windows Phone 7 devices. Apparently home U-Verse subscribers will have free access to content on demand on their handsets, while non-subscribers can pay a monthly fee for access to the streams. For now this service will be restricted to Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Along with the streaming Netflix app we’ve already seen for this platform, it seems that users are going to have lots of options for accessing top-notch video content.
AT&T has let slip its three Windows Phone 7 launch devices prior to impending announcement: the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum, and HTC Surround. So far only teaser info is give about the trio of handsets:
HTC Surround (formerly the T8788) – Slide-out Yamaha speakers, 16GB storage, Dolby stereo or surround sound
LG Quantum (not the Optimus 7) – QWERTY, five-megapixel camera
Samsung Focus – Four-inch Super AMOLED, 110 grams, “enhanced photo features”