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Quantum not making leap outside of America

Word has it that the LG Quantum (aka Optimus 7Q) will not be heading across the pond to Europe.  According to Pocket-Lint, James Choi, marketing strategy and planning team director for LG Electronics Global, told them, “Unfortunately, the Quantum will not make it to Europe. It’s an exclusive handset for AT&T in America."  He did not elaborate much, simply attributing the move an "internal issue."

With the further delay of Dell's Venue Pro, It leaves our European WP7 counterparts QWERTY-less, with nothing more than hopes that the HTC 7 Pro manages to find its way over there in the near future.

Source: Pocket-Lint

8 Comments
  • Oh boy.:P
  • I don't know who this guy is, but it's not an AT&T exclusive... Bell has it in Canada.
  • it seems to be to me a verty good deviuce. I just dont want a physical kb and I like thge slimness of the focus.
  • Um....I question the accuracy of the article's claim. I just got a new LG Optimus with Win Phone 7 from Bell Canada in Ottawa, ON. Bell is carrying the device - and it's the largest telco in Canada, so am pretty sure we'll see lots of these devices about in Ottawa and Toronto at least (which covers about 1/5th of Canada's total population, I think).The part about not being sold in Europe might be true. Perhaps the author - an American I'm guessing? - either forgot or was even unaware of Canada's and Mexico's existence.It's an easy mistake to make...if you somehow never avail yourself of the opportunity to consult a map and wonder lies beyond the north and southern frontiers of the continental US. Canada is right below that white, hazy region at the top near the drawing of a fearsome, serpentine beast coiled artistically around the words "Beyond here there be dragons...."Cheers!RH
  • Considering all the time and effort you took to right your heavily sarcastic, "all Americans are dumb, tee hee" post, did you bother to read the original article?“Unfortunately the Quantum will not make it to Europe. It’s an exclusive handset for AT&T in America” - LG’s James Choi, marketing strategy and planning team director for LG Electronics GlobalSo it is not WPCentral or even Pocket-lint but James Choi of LG claiming the Quantum is exclusive to America. Take it up with him and leave the verbosity home.
  • The problem is that Canada often gets ignored in tech media. Some sites will report North America launch dates for products, for example, even when Canada has a different launch date, or the product will not be going to Canada.Every tech-minded Canadian has experienced this, and it's just frustrating.
  • This device under the name Optimus 7Q is available through Telstra in Australia..I'm quite sure we're well away from America, although I could me mistaken ;)
  • For me, this is one of the biggest mistakes MS have made with WP7.Exclusive devices to opperators within a country I can understand but exclusive devices to countries I can't.I would not hestitate to buy a WP7 phone today if the Samsung Focus was available in the UK. Currently, however, there just isn't a phone that is quite what I want.