Three upcoming Windows Phone 7 phones for Ireland


12 Oct 2010

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Samsung, HTC and LG revealed a Windows Phone 7 smartphone each for the Irish market within the next month.

LG Optimus 7

The LG Optimus 7 offers a 5-megapixel camera, with 720p HD video capturing capabilities.

It also allows the user to take 360-degrees panoramic photos.

It has a 3.8-inch WVGA display and includes DLNA streaming capabilities on any compatible device. It runs on a 1GHz processor.

The Optimus 7 features an augmented reality app called Scansearch, which can search out restaurants, bars and hospitals within a 5km radius simply by pointing your phone in a certain direction.

The app can also tell the weather by pointing it upwards. Another feature on the LG Optimus 7 includes a voice-to-text function, which can be used for SMS or internet messaging.

The LG Optimus 7 will be available for the Vodafone network from 21 October.

Sasmung Omnia 7

Samsung Omnia 7

The Sasmung Omnia 7 features a vivid, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

The Omnia 7 offers a 5MP camera with an LED flash and also offers HD 720p video capturing.

It includes Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and runs on a 1GHz processor.

The Samsung Omnia 7 will be available from 3 and Meteor from the end of November.

HTC HD7

HTC HD7

The HTC HD7 includes a 4.3-inch screen, Dolby Mobile, SRS surround sound and a kickstand to prop it up while watching movies.

It, too, features a 5-MP camera with HD 720p video-capturing abilities.

The HD7 will grant users access to HTC’s Hub, which will give them access to numerous apps from HTC.

It also runs on a 1GHz snapdragon processor.

The HTC HD7 will be available from 21 October from the O2 network.