WPCentral's unofficial review of an LG Fantasy prototype phone with NFC. The phone that never was.
Although LG has announced its plans to not produce any more Windows Phones and then changed their tune a bit, we've managed to get our hands on one of their prototypes that may never see an official launch.
For months now there have been rumors of a new device from LG called the E740 'Fantasy' (and a presumably canceled CDMA variant for Sprint). The phone looks to have been prototyping in late 2011 with development abandoned in early 2012 when LG decided to focus on Android and take a hiatus from Microsoft.
The E740 looked to be another low to mid-range offering from the Korean company and we'll be honest, we're not that upset that it might not be released.
While it may make an 'ok' low-end Windows Phone, companies like Nokia and their Lumia 610 simply blow it out of the water in terms of quality. Still, like the Lumia 610NFC coming in the third quarter, the LG E740 has an interesting trick up its sleeve: fully functional Near-Field Communication (NFC) hardware.
We decided to document what we can from this device for posterity. Read past the break for our exclusive video hands-on and photos of the device.