As you may have noticed we’ve been playing with LG Optimus 7 running the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS these past few days. Well, actually I had the European version – Optimus 7 and Brad had QWERTY totting U.S. AT&T version, called LG Quantum, that will be known for the rest of us as Optimus 7Q when it is released.
We are still working on full phone reviews but, both our first impressions for Optimus 7 and Quantum have been very good.
And here’s Brad, unboxing his LG Quantum.
And, to make things more interesting to you, our readers, we’ve teamed up with LG and are giving 5 five new LG WP7 phones away.
These 3 LG Quantums will go to our readers in U.S.:
These 2 LG Optimus 7s are headed to our readers in European Union:
Both of these handsets have great specs – 1GHz CPU, 16 GB of internal storage for your apps, music and video, 5 megapixel cameras with 720p video recording, and plenty more interesting stuff that you should expect from your Windows Phone 7 device. And, for those U.S. users who like to type a lot on their phones, LG Quantum is the only Windows Phone 7 handset on AT&T network, that comes with full QWERTY keyboard.
LG Optimus 7/Quantum phones also come with some exclusive apps that make them even more fun to use. These include:
Play To – it’s an app that connects your phone to other DLNA enabled media devices – your TV, projector or Windows 7 PC. Launch the app, connect to DLNA compatible TV or Windows 7 PC via home Wi-Fi network , and you can start streaming pictures, or even videos&movies you have on your phone, directly to your TV set.
Scan Search is an augmented reality navigation app, that allows you to find interesting places around the city by laying pointers to them above a live camera view on your handset’s display. No need to puzzle over the map figuring which direction to turn now. Just load the app, point your phone in any direction and interesting places start popping up on your screen telling you which way to go.
Panorama Shot – the name of this app says it all. Launch the app, take the first picture and start moving the camera to the side, following the screen pointer guide on display. The phone will do the rest of the work for you – take pics stitch them together into a one nice panorama shot.
LG tells me that both Scan Search and Panorama Shot are exclusive to LG phones, and will remain exclusive at least until the next WP7 OS update. It’s because for now they are the only developer with full access to Windows Phone camera API’s.
LG Optimus 7/Quantum phones also have their own catalog in Windows Marketplace app store, where LG is giving away about $30 worth app packages every 60 days. A bunch of paid apps is made available for free for 60 days. As soon as the new package arrives, the old one goes away. But if you installed it, the app stays on your phone.
Now, enough about the cool things in LG OPtimus 7/Quantum phones. Let’s get to what you have to do to get a chance to win one of them:
- First a bit of the bad news – you have to reside in U.S. or EU in order to be eligible for the competition.
- If you have a shipping address in one of the countries above, you should start following Unwired View on Twitter. Our account is @UnwiredTweets . We will be contacting the winners of the competition via Direct Messages on Twitter, and we can not do that if you are not following us. You’ll have to reply with contact details within 24hrs after DM is sent, or the next person will be selected.
- And last, but not least, you have to fill out our survey about your smartphone use preferences, and enter your Twitter User Name there. You can find the survey here.
The competition will run until Dec. 12th, 11:59PM GMT. The winners will be contacted on Monday, Dec. 13th. Click here to go to the survey page.
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- Unboxing the LG Quantum: Brad’s First Impressions