Cost Of LG Optimus 7 E900 Smartphone Approaches £150

Vying to get a good Windows Phone 7 handset at a decent price? Then you could do a lot worse than the LG E900 Optimus 7 smartphone available at Amazon Germany for just over 170 Euros, or a tad above £152, a fraction of its original selling price.

The smartphone is sold by an Amazon marketplace seller with 99% positive feedback from nearly 2000 users and comes with Vodafone branding and is locked on the network, though you should be able to unlock it fairly easily.

The cheapest SIM Free version of the phone costs almost twice as much at Amazon UK which makes Amazon.de's deal a stonking one. At £152 (less than a third of the iPhone 4's price), there's no competition from Android, other Windows Phone 7 handsets or Symbian handsets.

The phone integrates Zune Marketplace, XBox Live and Microsoft Office Mobile. As expected (and like all the other WP7 phones), it runs on a 1GHz single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with a five megapixel camera, a big 1500mAh battery, a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 16GB onboard storage, DLNA compatibility, Wi-Fi and LG's own Augmented Reality camera feature.

You ought to be able to get Mango, the next iteration of Windows Phone 7, to run on it towards the end of the year, assuming that LG sticks to Microsoft's calendar. Also the sudden drop in price of the E900 leads us to believe that something might be in the pipeline from LG.