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Fashion designer Jil Sander launches Windows Phone 7.5 for Europe

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German designer Jil Sander launches Windows Phone 7.5 with LG.

Jil Sander LG Windows Phone 7.5
Jil Sander LG Windows Phone 7.5

Couture designer Jil Sander has taken the unusual step of launching a Windows Phone in Europe. Previous designer phones have been largely ornate feature phones, but Sander's delved into the world of 1GHz processor smartphones, and this one's got Windows Phone's most recent 7.5 update, also known as Mango.

Similarly, unlike most previous high fashion phones, Sander's is a minimalistic, tasteful slab built by LG (it's a variant of the Optimus 7), which fits neatly in with both other Windows Phones and the designer's personal style aesthetic.

Spec-wise, the HSDPA Jil Sander phone has a 800 x 480 display, the aforementioned 1GHz single core, Qualcomm CPU, 16GB of internal memory, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera that can shoot 720p video.

The Jil Sander E906 LG Windows Phone is available now in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the UK, for €300 (that's just over $400).