LG’s Windows Phone 7 Series pre-production prototype. The QWERTY slider is the first branded Windows Phone 7 Series device the world’s ever seen, and while the hardware and software are both obviously early, This device is just a hair thicker than an iPhone or Nexus One, there are dedicated hardware camera, volume, and power buttons in addition to the back, home, and search buttons dictated by Windows Phone 7 Series.
There is a 5megapixel camera with a flash on the back, along with a headphone jack. Since things are so early and everything is subject to change, but things are certainly moving along.
When WP7 was introduced at the Mobile World Congress last year, Steve Ballmer said we’d see devices running the mobile OS before the holidays. HTC said it would release its first WP7 phone ‘before the end of the year’ but offered nothing more specific than that. Engadget reports, speaking with LG execs who all but confirmed previous rumors that the company would release a WP7 device in September; LG is playing things cool and saying somewhere between September and November.
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Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, HP, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm have all signed on as Windows Phone 7 partners.