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First Windows Phone 7 device to be called LG Panther?

LG Panther - sleek and lithe and... no, it's a phone
LG Panther - sleek and lithe and... no, it's a phone

We're all excited about the launch of the new Windows Phone 7 Series - but we're slightly perturbed about what could be the flagship device.

According to LG, its first Windows Phone 7 device is going to be called the - wait for it - the LG Panther.

Well, this 'news' is pretty tenuous, seeing as it comes from UK site Best Mobile Contracts with no reference to where the name came from - but still, it kind of fits with LG's ethos of ker-azy naming.

Phone Doe

Since LG showed the first Windows Phone 7 device off to the world, it's been an odd situation of knowing the phone but not having a codename.

But the hardware itself is pretty natty, with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with flash and large touchscreen.

We're hoping to hear more about WP7 later this month, and more rumours should start leaking out from September as manufacturers start gearing up for a Christmas launch.

Via WM Power User

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.