Shown off rather unofficially at IFA was LG’s Windows Phone 7 handset, the Optimus 7, aka the E900, a QWERTY slider with the company’s new DLNA support for sharing media to the TVs or home audio systems.
While LG still hasn’t formally introduced the Optimus 7, it was on show at IFA, streaming photos, video and audio files to Wi-Fi enabled TVs – something LG has promised for other phones in the Optimus range too. [TechRadar]
BERLIN, Sep. 6th, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a major breakthrough in mobile and home convergence at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. The new technology makes it possible to share multimedia files on LG’s upcoming LG Optimus 7 and all DLNA* compliant digital devices at the touch of a finger.
LG’s unique multimedia sharing technology on LG Optimus 7 allows users to enjoy content on the phone across today’s digital platforms with a simple finger flick. This preinstalled feature allows users to send files directly from the phone’s media galleries, without having to leave for another application. The phone will automatically display compatible devices in the same Wi-Fi zone and let users literally flick media files to the targeted device. Users can transfer multimedia saved on their phones — 720p HD videos, high-resolution photos and high-quality music files — wirelessly to their TV or home theatre system.
“This unique feature is a direct response to the growing need for technologies that empower users to share multimedia content across electronic devices,” said Mr. Seong-jin Park, Vice President of Mobile Handset R&D centre at LG Electronics Inc. “LG Optimus 7 smartphones will be at the centre of a complete entertainment experience, representing LG’s leadership in mobile convergence.”
This unique media file-sharing technology will be embedded in upcoming LG Optimus 7 smartphones, which go on sale early in the fourth quarter of this year. With more than 240 leading consumer electronics brands adopting the media sharing technology, DLNA is expected to set a new industry standard for home entertainment.