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Forget About the Nokia Lumia 800: LG Optimus 7 E900 Now Available From £180!

Online retailer Handtec has slashed the price of the LG Optimus 7 E900 down to £180 and is taking preorders for this first generation Windows Phone 7 handset (which is upgradable to Windows Phone Mango as well).

We noted that the price of the E900 had gone down significantly, albeit in Germany, back in July but price cuts have been rare and very slow in the UK.

The SIM Free handset runs a 1GHz single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC and comes with a five megapixel camera, a big 1500mAh battery, a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, DLNA compatibility, Wi-Fi and LG's own Augmented Reality camera feature.

Compared to the Nokia Lumia 800, the Optimus 7 has a slower SoC, lacks the exclusive Nokia apps and has a camera with a lower pixel count. But other than that it will share the same software features like Internet Explorer 9, Xbox Live, Office Mobile, Bing Maps etc.

Even compared to the recently released HTC Radar, the E900 makes for a decent alternative, given that the only advantage the Radar holds on the E900 appears to be a better camera. But is it worth the 130 extra pounds? Not sure.

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