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PETALING JAYA: LG Electronics is showing off its spanking new smartphone, called the Optimus 7. It is the first Windows Phone 7 device from the company.

It has a whole bunch of features, such as its 3.8in WVGA (Wide Video Graphics Array ) LCD display (800 x 480 pixels), 16GB of internal memory and 1500mAh removable battery.

Also there are video recording and playback at 720p HD and 16:9 aspect capture and playback for shooting and viewing movies in cinematic style.

The Optimus 7 has a 5-megapixel camera that offers enhancement features such as Intelligent Shot, which lets users take the perfect photo without having to adjust camera settings. The Panoramic Mode, on the other hand, is for stitching together a full 360-degree landscape scene.

For the corporate user, the smartphone has Microsoft Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, OneNote Mobile and Excel Mobile functions built-in.

LG said the Optimus 7 also offers applications such as the Digital Living Network Alliance-based Play To and a Voice-to-Text feature, which are available as Live Tiles on the Windows Phone 7 operating system.

Play To lets users share multimedia files with other digital devices from the picture, video or music Hubs without having to access other menus. Also, users will be able to display videos and photos captured on their Optimus 7 on a TV or enjoy music on their phones through speakers without wires.

The Voice-to-Text feature allows communication without the need for finger input. Here, the user will have the freedom to transcribe his or her voice into text for updating Facebook and Twitter accounts, or for verbally composing e-mail messages and memos.

There’s also ScanSearch, an augmented-reality application that enables users to access real-time information about shopping, dining, the weather, entertainment and banking.

Furthermore, said LG, the Optimus 7 helps users enjoy a new era of entertainment through Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and Zune services. These give users direct access to their favourite games and music, it added.

The Optimus 7 retails at RM2,099.

LG has also introduced its Optimus One smartphone. This phone is designed for first-time smartphone users, and offers Android applications.

It has the latest in Google Inc’s mobile features, including a connection to the Android Market. Other features include automatic account synchronisation with all Google mobile services, and enhanced social-networking functions in a multimedia environment.

The Optimus One sports a 3.2in Half-size VGA (320 x 480 pixels) LCD capacitive touchscreen, 3-megapixel autofocus camera, and video recording at 640 x 480-pixels resolution.

For connectivity, it has WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate, and USB 2.0 capabilities.

Expect to pay RM899 for the Optimus One in stores here.

++++ www.lg.com

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