LG unveils two Windows Phone 7 smartphones

LG Optimus Quantum

As part of the official Windows Phone 7 unveiling by Microsoft, two new LG smarpthones were announced, the LG Optimus 7 and the LG Optimus Quantum.

The LG Optimus 7 will come with a 3.8-inch WVGA display, 16GB of onboard memory, a 5MP camera capable of 720p HD video, and will only be 11.5 millimeters thick.

The LG Optimus Quantum will come with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA connectivity, a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display, 16GB of onboard storage, and a 5MP camera capable of 720p HD video. It will also feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and supports DLNA.

LG is hoping to differentiate its two smartphones from the competition with two LG-specific applications:

  • Panoramic Shot: A camera app that automatically generates a panorama from up to five pictures. After you take the first shot, the app will suggest the next shot as you pan. Once you are done, the app automatically stitches the pictures together.
  • Scan Search: An augmented reality application which uses the camera and GPS to add location-based data

In Canada, the LG Optimus Quantum will be offered by Bell Mobility while the Optimus 7 will be carried by TELUS Mobility (already ‘Coming soon’ on their website). In the US, AT&T is set to offer the LG Optimus Quantum for US$199.99 starting on November 8th. Canadian prices and availability details have yet to be announced but I would expect them to fall in line with the US ones (although the contract will likely be for three-years).