Rumors that LG is prepping one of the first Windows Phone 7 Series handsets have been bouncing around for well over a month now, so it is not surprising that Microsoft unveiled a pre-production prototype of a Windows Phone 7 Series handset from the Korean manufacturer recently. The hardware itself was rather bland, sporting a side slide QWERTY keyboard and a standard front face with an average-sized touchscreen and the three hard buttons required by the reference design. Let’s hope LG has additional Windows 7 Phone Series handsets under development that have a bit more “wow” factor as it would be a crying shame to have the latest OS on such unoriginal hardware.