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LG's first Windows Phone 7 Series Mobile Phone revealed

By Brenton Currie     Feb 28, 2010 in Technology
A Microsoft employee has shown off LG's first pre-production prototype mobile phone running Microsoft's recently announced Window Phone 7 Series mobile operating system.
Aaron Woodman, an employee at Microsoft, pulled the pre-production prototype made by LG from his pocket during a segment on gadget blog Engadget's most recent edition of their show, "The Engadget Show."
"We tried to step back, again, and try to re-evaluate what people want from a phone, and it turns out people really like the power of the PC, the applications of the PC but fundamentally the phone is not a PC, you don't have the same kind of interfaces," Woodman says during the segment.
The phone, which once again must be stressed as being a pre-production prototype and may change before its official announcement, appears to have a five megapixel camera with a flash, as well as a headphone jack on the side. It also has a dedicated keyboard, and volume and power buttons alongside the required home, back and Bing search buttons that all Windows 7 Phone Series devices must have.
It looks sleek, although the addition of a physical keyboard could prove to be more of a nuisance and hinderance than a benefit to consumers. Usually a physical keyboard makes the phone fairly large, but this phone doesn't look very thick, and according to Engadget, it's "just a hair thicker than an iPhone or Nexus One".
There's no word yet as to any release date for the device, but Windows Phone 7 Series devices are expected to ship in time for Christmas this year. Other mobile device manufacturers such as HTC are working on devices for the operating system, but LG is now the first to get its foot in the door.
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