BASKING RIDGE, NJ and SAN DIEGO, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today the launch of the newest sophisticated slim phone, the LG VX8600. Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, the LG VX8600 comes fully loaded with a robust line-up of features that Verizon Wireless customers have come to expect, including the ability to download V CAST Music, video clips and 3D games; Bluetooth® capabilities for certain profiles; a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder; and a microSDTM expandable memory port all packaged within a sleek, lightweight design.
The LG VX8600 turns heads with its distinctively glossy piano black finish, glowing red, touch-sensitive, external music keys for easy access to V CAST Music and mp3 files. The LG VX8600 also offers advanced music playback capability, allowing customers the ability to browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone. With more than 1.4 million songs to choose from at the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music store, customers can download the songs they love most, accessing their music collection anywhere they go.
In addition to its sophisticated styling and advanced multimedia capabilities, the LG VX8600 offers a 1.3 megapixel camera to capture every moment and amazing video capabilities that allow customers to shoot up to one hour of video right from their handsets. For additional storage of music, videos and photos, the LG VX8600 features a microSD memory expansion slot that supports the newest SanDisk 2GB cards. Bluetooth functionality and stereo headset capabilities round out the list of features on this sleek new device.
The LG VX8600, exclusively available through Verizon Wireless, includes the following features:
- V CAST Capable
- V CAST Music download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto removable microSD memory cards1
- Device supports external music keys for easy access to music and playlists
- V CAST Video and 3D Games download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more, or download the latest 3D games from top providers
- My Music All songs, manage playlists; songs are auto organized by artist, genre and album; manage your music settings
- Music only mode
- MicroSD memory port store music, customer generated pictures, video and sounds
- Bluetooth Capable2 (v1.1) compatible with devices that support the headset, hands-free, Serial Port (SPP), Dial Up Networking (DUN), and Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard exchange
- Advanced audio Distribution Profile (for Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music3)
- Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings
- 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder
- Camera Resolution: 1280x960 pixels
- Zoom function4
- Video Resolution: 176x144 pixels; video format: 3G2
- Video Player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 and WMV formats
- Record up to one hour of video
- Video Message Mode record up to 15 seconds of video
- Set videos as wallpaper
- Get It Now®-capable download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more
- Mobile Web 2.0SM capable customizable, enhanced wireless access for the latest in news, sports, weather and more
- TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging-enabled send and receive messages with text, sounds and customer generated photos and videos
- Up to 1,064 characters of text for TXT Messaging
- Web-based e-mail and instant messaging
- Red touch navigation keys (protected when inactive)
- My Account access balance, minutes, usage and payment info
- Speaker-Independent voice recognition Call, Send Message, Go To, Check, Lookup, My Account
- Voice Memo Recording one minute in standby or five minutes during a call True Tones music ringers and clips from hit songs
- Flash user interface themes for personalization and Flash wallpapers with fun animations
- VZ NavigatorSM -capable get audible turn by turn directions and location information from the phone to more than 14 million points of interest
- Personal Tools calendar, alarm clock, notepad, world clock, calculator and EZ Tip calculator tools
- Speed Dial (95 entries and pre-programmed entries for voicemail, including #BAL, #MIN, #PMT)
500 address book contacts with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry
- Weight: 3.26 oz.
- Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
- Data transmission: high-speed EV-DO
- Usage time of up to 220 minutes, or up to 398 of standby time
The LG VX8600 is available today at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City and on www.verizonwireless.com for $129.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. V CAST Music songs cost 99 cents if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on LG Electronics please visit www.lgusa.com.
1Not all downloaded content may be moved to the microSD card; memory card sold separately
2LG VX8600 does not support all Bluetooth OBEX profiles
3Streaming audio not supported through Bluetooth stereo headset
4Camera setting of 1280x960 pixels does not support zoom function
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 56.7 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 06657.KS) is the global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 72,000 people working in over 120 operations including 80 subsidiaries around the world. Comprised of four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with global sales at USD 34.7 billion (consolidated USD 43.4 billion) as of 2005, LG Electronics is the world's leading provider of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, plasma panels, optical storage products, DVD players and home theatre system. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading provider of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets, which have been designed to improve the value of customer life. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, the company is rapidly establishing a global presence and growing its international market share in 3G handsets. For more information please visit www.lgusa.com.