First Windows 7 Phone Photos

Engadget has a nice photo of the new LG Windows 7 phone. Personally, I like the look of it, but the new UI seems to get away from the Windows format, which was easier for business folks. Only time will tell whether or not the new phone software is a success. Maybe in 2 years, I’ll move from the Android powered HTC Eris I have now to a new Windows phone.

Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman just pulled off a little surprise here at The Engadget Show: he brought out LG’s Windows Phone 7 Series pre-production prototype! The QWERTY slider is the first branded Windows Phone 7 Series device the world’s ever seen, and while the hardware and software are both obviously early, we can tell you a few things about it: it’s just a hair thicker than an iPhone or Nexus One, there are dedicated hardware camera, volume, and power buttons in addition to the back, home, and search buttons dictated by Windows Phone 7 Series, and we noticed a five megapixel camera with a flash on the back, along with a headphone jack.