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LG's Windows Phone 7 Series Early Prototype 103

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the early-always-tastes-better dept.
suraj.sun writes to tell us that Engadget got an early look at the new Windows Phone 7 series early prototype (and included a video). "The QWERTY slider is the first branded Windows Phone 7 Series device the world's ever seen, and while the hardware and software are both obviously early, we can tell you a few things about it: it's just a hair thicker than an iPhone or Nexus One, there are dedicated hardware camera, volume, and power buttons in addition to the back, home, and search buttons dictated by Windows Phone 7 Series, and we noticed a five megapixel camera with a flash on the back, along with a headphone jack. Can't say much apart from that right now, since things are so early and everything is subject to change, but things are certainly moving along."
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LG's Windows Phone 7 Series Early Prototype

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  • by ircmaxell (1117387) on Monday March 01, 2010 @10:46AM (#31316900) Homepage
    The hardware rundown even sounds identical to the Motorola Droid (Hardware keyboard, volume rocker, power button, camera button, 5mp camera, flash)... Not saying that it's an uncommon configuration, but given that they compared it to the iPhone and NexusOne, what about comparing it to the other flagship Android device (the one that's the most popular in the USA)?
  • Re:Monopoly means... (Score:4, Informative)

    by copponex (13876) on Monday March 01, 2010 @12:44PM (#31318848) Homepage

    For instance, there are still a fair number of people that MUST have Windows Mobile phones because that is what the corporation will buy for them.

    Do you know of any other vendor that offers enterprise grade solutions for the same price point?

    As time goes on, I'm sure we'll see a few corporations on Linux / Android, or OS X Server / iPhone, but for now, the best option for ROI is Windows and its derivatives.

  • Re:Another miss (Score:3, Informative)

    by rsborg (111459) on Monday March 01, 2010 @02:11PM (#31320168) Homepage

    Aren't you forgetting about Symbian?... You know, that smarthpone OS which almost has more marketshare than all the platforms you mentioned, combined...

    The GP poster is clearly from the USA as he refers to AT&T being his preferred provider. According to Wikipedia, Symbian smartphone marketshare in the USA lags others

    Symbian has the largest share in most markets worldwide, but lags behind other companies in the relatively small but highly visible North American market.

    Furthermore, it's not actually clear that Nokia smartphones are even sold by providers here, meaning they're at a disadvantage due to the consumer having to pay full price for the handset + the normal subscription rates and contract duration.

  • Re:Another miss (Score:3, Informative)

    by radish (98371) on Monday March 01, 2010 @04:47PM (#31322682) Homepage

    On the other hand, I think it's the best looking Smartphone UI out there, bar none. I hate Android (and hate even more the fragmentation and inconsistency brought by mods like Blur), Blackberry is yawn inducing and the iPhone is starting to look a little long in the tooth. The Pre is nice but I'll be honest - I've never used it in person so can't really comment. From sheer visual appeal though - WinMo7 wins for me.

    I've played with a Zune HD (which WinMo7 is based on) and it's great - really nice to use and it looks fantastic. This, to me, is as "wow" as iPhone was the first time I saw it.

    Personal opinion, taste, YMMV, etc.

  • by mdwh2 (535323) on Monday March 01, 2010 @06:34PM (#31324128) Journal

    *yawn* Pro-Apple tactic #434 - redefine "market share" to mean something else.

    Not to mention that you confuse yourself. If you want to say that it's only the US market that matters (obviously I'm irrelevant, here in the UK), that's all very well, but you start off by saying they're not a global player. Which is it? Globally, Nokia are the market leader, by far. Globally, Apple are behind Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and RIM.

    But even if we're talking only of the US, let's see some citations on market share for the entire mobile market (i.e., not some ill-defined "smartphone" market which artifically resticts the market to the Iphone and a few other handpicked devices)?

    You won't for instance ever see a Nokia featured in American TV or films.

    So Nokia don't use product placement as advertising on American TV. Big deal. Maybe they don't need to.

    Mindshare is powerfull stuff.

    By "Mindshare", you mean "What I think is best". Well I think different to you.

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