Samsung and LG Windows Phone 7 handsets get official pre-release outings

Samsung and LG Windows Phone 7 handsets get official pre-release outings

It wasn’t going to happen any other way. With the launch of Windows Phone 7 only hours away, manufacturers and carriers have been (quietly) working hard to get their websites and marketing materials ready for when the launch events start across the world.

That’s great, until one of your worldwide offices push product pages early and official out devices, hours before they are due to be announced.

This was the case for both LG and Samsung who inadvertently pushed live product details for their Optimus 7 and Omnia 7 respectively.

Samsung Omnia 7

The Omnia 7 leaked on Samsung’s Russian portal, highlighting that it would be Europe’s first Windows Phone 7 handset. It will feature a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor, a 5MP autofocus camera and has 8GB onboard storage.

The Omnia 7 can record 720p HD video and will have a 1,500mAh Li-Ion battery offering 520 minutes talk time and 390 hours standby.

LG Optimus 7

The LG Optimus 7 was pushed live on LG’s UK blog, announcing the launch of its first Windows Phone 7 handset. It was live for a matter of minutes before a LG employee realised the mistake and pulled the post (or was it a cunning marketing stunt?) but it was live long enough for us to get the all important details and for Google to cache the page.

The Optimus 7 will have the following specifications:

  • 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm
  • 3.8” capacitive touchscreen
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 5Mp camera with LED Flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient Light sensor
  • Digital Compass

There is no word on pricing or availability on both devices, we expect things to be a little clearer come 2:30pm (UK time) when Microsoft start proceedings.

It’s going to be an exciting day, what do you expect from the launch events today? Are you tempted to grab yourself a Windows Phone 7 device? Let us know in the comments.

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