LG announces first Windows Phone 7 handset

The Optimus 7 has a full-screen touchpanel display

The LG Optimus 7 smartphone runs Windows 7

The LG Optimus 7 smartphone runs Windows 7

LG has announced its first cell phone based on Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's new handset operating system.

The Optimus 7 has a full-face 3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (800 by 480 pixel resolution) covering most of the front of the phone. There are three buttons underneath the display, according to images released by the company.

LG says it has a 5-megapixel camera and can also record high-definition video in 720P mode. The phone also includes an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and digital compass.

The phone also supports the DLNA (digital living network alliance) protocol, which allows for easy networking of consumer electronics devices. This means the phone should be able to access other DLNA devices, such as PCs, home servers and TVs to send or receive content.

It measures 12.5 centimeters by 6cm by 1.1cm.

The announcement, which came from LG's U.K. unit, appears to have been made early and in error. Several handset vendors are launching phones on Monday, but they have been asked to time their announcements to coincide with Microsoft's official Windows Phone 7 news conference.

Windows Phone 7 is one of Microsoft's biggest product launches for years and is seen by some as a make-or-break step for the company in the cell phone market. (See Windows Phone 7 in action in this video.)

Martyn Williams covers Japan and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Martyn on Twitter at @martyn_williams. Martyn's e-mail address is martyn_williams@idg.com

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