The first images have come the light of the LG C900, which will apparently be one of AT&T’s first models running Windows Phone 7.
Many of the devices running Microsoft’s next mobile operating system have a tablet shape, but the C900 will be a slider with a sleek design featuring a landscape-oriented keyboard.
One of the pictures that have leaked out shows this model displaying AT&T’s logo during the bootup process.
Moe about the Hardware
This LG C900 has yet to be officially announced, so very little is known about it aside from what can be drawn from a handful of images. Still it’s possible to give a fairly complete description of it because Microsoft is requiring all devices running Windows Phone 7 to meet some fairly stringent hardware requirements.
All devices running this new operating system will have to have a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, at least a 5 megapixel camera with flash, a GPS receiver, and 8 GB of storage and 256 MB of RAM or more. The feature list also must include an accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, and an FM radio.
More about Windows Phone 7
Despite its name, Microsoft’s next smartphone operating system has little in common with its predecessors. It will have a completely different user interface and won’t run applications written for the earlier versions nor will any current models be upgradeable.
Its focus has moved to consumers, and its UI emphasizes social networking, pictures, games, etc. It has also been redesigned to be controlled with a fingertip.
Just about the only significant similarity between old and new is that both include Microsoft Office Mobile and support for synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange.
The first devices running Windows Phone 7 are scheduled to be released this fall. This will likely include the LG C900.