Using the new OS by Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, the LG Quantum is a very versatile phone that combines features useful for both business and personal applications. This smart phone is LG’s only Windows Phone 7 for the U.S market.
Due to the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard with large keys, this device offers users with an easy way to input text data not available on other Windows Phone 7 devices. The phone’s dimensions are 4.7, Long x 2.34, wide x 0.60, deep, so this is a large device but not excessively bulky. The touch screen measures 3.5 inches diagonally and is WVGA TFT capacitive. A screen protector is useful for preventing scratches and other damage.
It connects with Bluetooth v2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Broadband service is provided by AT&T allowing users to download email and other files. The Play To application uses DLNA technology that lets users enjoy their favorite videos, music and other media through a wireless connection with any DLNA-compatible audio/video device.
Quantum features Windows Outlook Mobile for managing your email with features that allow you to quickly find messages with search and filter options. Outlook Mobile is compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Windows Live, Google and Yahoo. MS Office Mobile is also included allowing you to manage personal business on your smart phone. Users can view, create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint documents with the Office Mobile suite.
A useful calendar allows you to plan work and events using a color-coded scheme that shows alerts right on the Start screen. If you are having problems reaching an event, you just tap the touch screen to send a pre-scripted late message electronically. The Office suite allows the customer to synchronize their PC to the smart phone so that you may access Office documents on your PC from any location.
The phone though is not just designed to help you at work or with your business. It is also designed for pleasure and personal use. For example, you can easily access your online social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
If Gaming is your hobby then you’ll love that the Quantum also lets you access Xbox LIVE from your phone or a personal computer. However, you will not be able to play with others using the Xbox game console. Music files are handled through the popular Zune software and the phone allows you to easily find, download, manage and play your favorite photos, music, radio, TV and videos. The phone makes it simple to send photos to friends or to post them on social media sites.
LG’s Quantum has a 5MP camera, but has limited features for photographers including an ambient light sensor. The phone has 512 MB of read-only memory with 16 GB user memory and 256 RAM. The 1500 mAH battery allows up to six hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time. AT&T applications available with this smart phone include AT&T U-verse Mobile, AT&T NavigatorSM, AT&T Radio and AT&T MyWireless. A variety of accessories are available for use with this phone. Many websites allow you to shop for accessories online and you can purchase a protective case, for example, from the comfort of your home computer.