LG Optimus Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Appears

LG has outed what seems to be the first official announcement of a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Optimus 7, and includes some interesting tidbits.

LG's press release mentions instant DLNA connectivity, "multimedia sharing technology", Wi-Fi, 720p HD video recording and a built-in media player.

The Optimus 7 will come with a nice feature that allows users to share content simply by pushing the content up to the top of the phone's screen to compatible devices in the vicinity; this may include their TV or even their home cinema system.

The phone - which will be known as the Panther GW910 - is expected to be released globally towards the end of the year; other details that have emerged about the phone include a full QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, WVGA capacitive touchscreen.

LG has already launched an Optimus smartphone in the past but as an Android model and the Korean manufacturer is also expected to launch an Android-based tablet under the same banner.