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LG Quantum, Optimus 7 hands-on (photos)

LG adds two phones to the Windows Phone 7 mix. See CNET's hands-on gallery of the LG Quantum and LG Optimus 7 here.

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LG Quantum for AT&T

The LG Quantum is designed more for business users and features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It will be available from AT&T in time for the holidays with a price tag of $199.99 with a two-year contract.
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Slide-out QWERTY keyboard

As we mentioned, the Quantum features a full QWERTY keyboard to help e-mail fanatics crank out messages with ease. Interestingly, the home screen doesn't switch to landscape mode when the keyboard is open, or at least it didn't on the demo units.
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Easy to use

Overall, we found the Quantum's keyboard fairly comfortable to type on. The buttons are a good size with decent spacing between them. You also get a dedicated key for emoticons.
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Shortcut keys

As with all Windows Phone 7 devices, the LG Quantum features three shortcut keys below the display: back, start, and search. The Quantum features two touch-sensitive keys and one physical button.
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Side profile

Despite having a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Quantum was relatively thin. The right side features a volume rocker and a camera button.
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Camera

Like many of the other phones, the smartphone is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture.
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LG Optimus 7

The LG Optimus is an international phone that will be available from Orange starting November 8.
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Features

As an Orange phone, the Optimus 7 will offer a number of the carrier's services, as well as DLNA support (called Play To) so you can wirelessly stream data from your phone to a DLNA-compliant device. The LG Quantum will also have this feature.
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Right side

The right side of the device has a Micro-USB port and a camera key.
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Top side

Meanwhile, the top of the phone has a small power button and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Camera

Like the Quantum, the Optimus 7 also has a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

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