LG E740 gets Bluetooth cert, may be the Fantasy with Windows Phone on board
LG hasn’t so far released a sequel to the Optimus 7, its first Windows Phone device which it launched in 2010. While that’s still a capable offering, especially in the single-core WP world, HTC and Samsung did come up with second-generation WP devices, so LG should probably follow suit.
Last month, we saw the first purported pictures of the LG Fantasy, which supposedly is that Optimus 7 successor we’ve been waiting for. The Fantasy could be introduced during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
So as we’re nearing that event, an LG smartphone running Windows Phone has just received its Bluetooth certification. It only goes by model number over there, which is E740. We can’t conclusively say that the E740 and the Fantasy are one and the same device, yet the chances that LG is working on not one, but two new Windows Phones for the near future are pretty slim.
Despite the fact that the Bluetooth SIG doesn’t publish information about which operating system the phones which pass through there are running, we know that the E740 is a Windows Phone because it’s been spotted on LG’s user agent site having Internet Explorer as its Web browser.