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Price Of Windows Phone 7 Handset Approaching £200

The price of another Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the LG Optimus 7 E900, has been cut to £215, a drop of nearly £150 compared to the suggested retail price that leaves us to believe that a new generation of Windows Phone 7 might not be very far off.

The handset is currently on offer at Expansys (opens in new tab) for this price and comes with some pretty impressive technology, which makes it an even better deal than the HTC 7 Mozart handset that was, until now, the cheapest Windows Phone 7 in the country.

Like all other Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the E700 comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash & HD recording, a 3.8-inch LCD screen with a 800x480 pixel resolution plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and DLNA connectivity.

As expected the phone comes bundled with Office Mobile, Zune software and offers Xbox Live integration as well as the PlayTo app that allows users to send photos, videos and music over Wi-Fi to compatible devices.

LG was wise enough to throw in a 1500mAh battery which should give the E900 an extra edge compared to the rest of the competition when it comes to battery life.

The latest price drop means that Windows Phone 7 handsets are becoming seriously enticing and are filling a nice niche between dirt cheap smartphones and those sold for nearly £300.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.