Instead of relying on an on-screen keyboard, the LG will sport a side sliding QWERTY keyboard. But that's not the interesting part. What makes the LG really stand out is the AT&T logo that appears on one of the C900's tiles.
The presence of the AT&T Logo is a strong indication that LG will have a spot in AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup that also is rumored to include the HTC Schubert and the Cetus. Could we see more Windows Phone 7 devices headed to AT&T or is their lineup complete?
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I think these few phones are just the start and for that matter the low end of the device group (you can't just have high end expensive options you know). That said I still expect others and also At&t to get higher level, more HD3'ish type phones as well, maybe not in Nov but Dec or January at least. IF WP7 sales are good I'm waiting for the inevitible race to the highend on the hardware, faster CPU, more storage/ram, better screens and so on.
LG Panther looks better than this one. But as GP007 says, maybe the leaks only show low end devices and by the time WP7 is launched, we will witness some leaks of the high end phones such as an HTC HD3 or Samsung Galaxy W :)
That said I still expect others and also At&t to get higher level, more HD3'ish type phones as well, maybe not in Nov but Dec or January at least.
The reason you see an AT&T logo on one of the tiles is all part of Microsoft strategy. They didn't want operators adding bloatware to their devices as with previous phones and carriers. In the UK, T-Mobile are one of the most notorious for doing this. Microsoft instead work with the carriers to add a customised tile for them which they can use on the handsets they will stock. This way, the carrier can have things they want on the device and Microsoft can ensure the end user is getting the best possible experience.
The real reason your seeing that AT&T tile there is that AT&T is testing a future version of their MyWireless application on all the upcoming phones.
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