When Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 7 locally, it had a bit of a challenge on its hands against the already established iPhone as well as the Blackberry phones and the multitude of Android phones already in the market. On tap, the software giant went a bit conservative, only launching with one phone from one manufacturer, HTC as well as partnering with the telecom, Smart. It has been quite a few months and Windows Phone 7 is slowly but surely establishing itself as a platform that is not to be trifled with.
As such, Microsoft has added the LG Optimus 7 to its lineup of smartphones available in the local market. The LG Optimus 7 has a 3.8” capacitive touch screen with a 480×800 WVGA resolution. It is a quad=-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage. The LG Optimus 7 is equipped with a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash and is capable of 720p video recording.
Unique to the LG Optimus 7 are apps such as the Panoramic User Interface and the LG Augmented Reality Camera. The Panoramic User Interface promises that Social Networking and mobile searching is as easy as a press of a button while the LG Augment Reality Camera allows you to access useful points of interests, landmarks, and maps as well as the latest weather forecast with just a tilt of a button. The Optimus 7 is also DLNA compliant which means that it is capable of sending any media such as videos, music, and photos to any DLNA compliant device (TV, laptop) wirelessly.
The LG Optimus 7 is priced at PhP 29,990. IT is available in select LG Concept Stores and other authorized dealers nationwide.