LG unveils first Windows Phone 7 Series mobile phone
LG has shown off the first branded prototype mobile phone running Windows Phone 7 Series, the up-and-coming mobile operating system from Microsoft
What do you call a Engadget's video podcast.phone? We're going with 'WinPhoSev phone', but we're open to suggestions. Whatever it's called, LG has chucked the first branded WP7S-p into the spotlight on
Aaron Woodman of Microsoft showed an early prototype of an LG phone sporting Windows Phone 7 Series, showing off the Start screen, Bing search engine and other multimedia options. It's the first time anyone has displayed Windows Phone 7 Series on a branded phone.
You can check out WinPhoSev's features in our Windows Phone 7 video on an unbranded demo device.
It's also clear from the images that there's a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, and the back, home and search buttons thatwould be required on all WinPheven phones.
LG says it aims to bring the phone to shops towards the end of this year. Microsoft has already stated that WinPheven should be with us before 'the holidays', which is a nebulous period in the States that could be Halloween and could be Christmas.
Image credit: LG