Slowly but surely, the future Windows 7 Smartphone’s are passing the certification steps required before their commercialisation phase. The LG GW910 has already made it.
LG Electronics, who missed forecasts in the first semester 2010 and who has a solid Android Smartphone’s range, announced in February that they would be developing a Windows Phone 7, making them one of the first to offer a handset with its launch.
It didn’t take long to get a glimpse of a Smartphone nicknamed the LG Panther, answering all of the technical requirements as laid out in Microsoft’s specifications.
The LG GW910 on the FCC’s site At this time, we only see a Smartphone with a slide out keyboard and the three buttons required by a Windows Phone 7 (Back, Home and Search) on the front, with the a 3.5” 800 x 480 pixel tactile screen, 5 mega pixel camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an A-GPS module all powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon processor.
While these specifications are yet to be confirmed, the LG Panther, now known as the LG GW910, has appeared on the FCC’s site (Federal Communications Commission), who were testing that the radio layers conformed to specifications.
This step is generally the final one before a products commercialization phase and tends to confirm the initial information that a Windows Phone 7 Smartphone will be available before the end of the year.