LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone with DLNA Makes Appearance at IFA

LG has been showing off a new Windows Phone publicly at IFA, the Optimus 7, which  uses DLNA to shunt media from the device to home entertainment over the local Wi-Fi network with simple swipe gestures. We’ve seen this thing pretty regularly as the GW910 Panther since its first appearance on the Engadget Show about 6 months ago, but the DLNA feature is definitely new. LG’s other Windows Phones will include the E900 and C900, though they’re certainly still interested in Android.

If this is in fact the GW910, you can count on it having a 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of on-board storage memory, GPS, Wi-Fi, a 5 megapixel camera, and will likely be coming to AT&T sometime “early fourth quarter”.  The Optimus 7 has so far been the flagship device for Windows Phone 7, but it won’t be the only one helping Microsoft restart their mobile platform. DLNA is definitely cool, but people replace their home entertainment systems way less frequently than their cell phones; it’ll probably be awhile before DLNA becomes a real attraction for most shoppers.

[via Korea Newswire]

  • Matthew

    very true about home entertainment i bought a LCD tv for the living room in 2007 and one last year for my bed room and dont plan on updating them for a long time and anyways they have HDMI which is good enough for a couple of years at least.

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