The Phone's Web Browser is still Windows Internet Explorer 7, but luckily nothing left of the old Pocket Internet Explorer and works well for a change. Pages are very fast and are smooth to navigate. Scrolling on a page during loading and zooming is no problem using the familiar pinch movement. Of course you can browse with multiple tabs at the bottom and there are shortcuts available for a page to bookmark. You can also add webpage to your tiles screen, this will give you quick access to that page.You don't have Flash and Silverlight is also reflected in the browser.
Upcoming Update 7.5, codenamed Mango
Many new consumer-oriented features will appear in the next major release of Windows Phone (version 7.5), codenamed Mango. Perhaps the most anticipated new feature is improved multitasking support, Bing Audio, which will identify songs by listening to music, a la Shazam; Bing Vision, which will provide barcode scanning along with a host of camera-assisted search functions; the addition of turn-by-turn navigation to Bing Maps; speech recognition support in the messaging app; and a new native podcast player. The latest info from the Windows Phone Dev Podcast shows Windows Live Messenger, Facebook Chat, and AOL IM coming to Messaging, Office 365 support, group messaging, artist on lock screen, WiFi hotspot support, visual voicemail, and more.
We have tested our Ajax Event Calendar, Ajax AutoComplete, Universal CSS Navigation Menu, HTML5 Slideshow, HTML5 MP3 Player, HTML5 Video Player and Fish Eye Menu.
Shows the basic usage of the Ajax Event Calendar in a Web Application for Online Reservation or Event Systems.
Both extensions, Ajax AutoComplete (left) and HTML5 Slideshow (right) are doing a great job. Unfortunately it won't support enough html elements to engage HTML5 Image Enhancer for the image gallery. (click on the screenshot to open the demo)
You see that Internet Explorer 7 won't support the HTML5 MP3 Player's SoundManager 2 with the needed Flash capabilities. But it will play separately.
Again, not enough support, but the mapped regions in order to connect the remote control with the HTML5 Video Player do their jobs.
LG Optimus 7 is a refreshing good device. It's strong and solidly built and is a master in web browsing. The screen perfectly clear and the camera gives great pictures. Windows Phone 7 a promising platform that looks pretty amazing and is well integrated with many web services. This gives the device a position in the crowded and competitive smartphone market.