The LG Miracle, or possibly Fantasy, is still unannounced, but pictures of the phone briefly appeared on a Romanian online market, giving us our first view of what looks like a working version. GSMArena has several pictures of an apparent prototype unit — marked "not for sale" — that were pulled from the market soon after apparently being posted under the name of "LG Fantasy 40." The photos show the same phone we saw back in December, but this time we're also getting shots of the Windows Phone operating system, including the ScanSearch and SmartShare apps that were previously exclusive to the Optimus 7.
Whatever the phone is called, it's rumored to run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and to have an NFC chip along with mid-range specs like a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage, and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. It's expected to be announced in the first quarter of this year, probably at the Mobile World Congress in late February. LG has just announced its press conference for Sunday the 26th, and we'll be there to see if we finally get an official word on this phone.