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Dare To Touch The Talk Of The Summer From Verizon Wireless

New LG Dare™ Features Brilliant Touch-Screen with Handwriting Recognition and Advanced 3.2 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder

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June 25, 2008

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7518Demetra Kavadeles
LG Mobile Phones
dkavadeles@lge.com
858-635-5232

Lana Rushing
Ogilvy PR for LG Mobile Phones
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310-248-6183

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today announced the highly-anticipated LG Dare™ is now available through Verizon Wireless' online store. This summer's must-have phone dares to be different with its bold looks and advanced capabilities — boasting a spacious three-inch touch-screen with handwriting recognition, a superior 3.2 megapixel camera with face detection and flash, and unique photo editing capabilities. The phone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, on July 3.

The LG Dare's touch-screen offers the optimal HTML Web browsing experience and runs on the nation's most reliable wireless network to ensure a smooth and easy navigation experience. The touch-screen also supports handwriting recognition and tactile feedback so that customers can more easily select their options on the phone. The phone's camera has a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens for outstanding image quality, and the camera offers advanced features, such as face detection and an LED flash so customers can take enhanced-quality photos from their mobile phones. Additionally, customers can use the photo editing tool to personalize their digital photos with features that include borders and landscapes, and they can draw on their pictures directly on the screen using their fingertips.

Additional features and capabilities of LG Dare include:

  • V CAST Music-capable — access more than 3 million full-length songs from well-known and independent artists that can be purchased and downloaded over-the-air directly to the phone
  • Music Player for .mp3, .wma, unprotected .aac, and unprotected .aac+ files
  • microSD™ card memory port — with up to 8 GB support with an optional memory card
  • USB Mass Storage — transfer files between microSD card and PC
  • 3.2 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
    • Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens for optimal picture quality
    • Camera Resolutions: 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 pixels
    • SmartPic technology and manual ISO adjustment for improved image quality
    • Face Detection — detects a face when taking a picture
    • Panorama, split shot and frame camera settings
    • Scene Mode — automatically makes adjustments to camera settings for improved quality in different environments
    • Zoom: up to 2x
    • Image Editor — zoom, rotate, crop, add frames and icons and write over images
    • Video Resolutions: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 176 x 144 pixels
    • Video Recording Speed: up to 120 frames per second for slow video playback
    • Video Recording Time: 30 seconds (for sending); up to 1 hour (for saving) depending on memory
    • Video Player for WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats
    • Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color effects, night and preview mode, photometry, self-timer
  • Bluetooth® Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    • Listen to music with optional stereo Bluetooth headset
    • Send all contacts and calendar events via Bluetooth
    • Print and send customer-generated pictures (JPEG) via Bluetooth
    • Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings
    • Supported Profiles: headset, hands-free car kits, dial-up networking, stereo Bluetooth, phone book access, basic printing, object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer, basic imaging, human interface device
  • One-touch speakerphone
  • Speaker-independent voice commands
  • Voice Recording: 1 minute or 1 hour (standby)
  • Music ringer support (clips from hit songs)
  • HTML Web browsing with touch navigation and favorites
  • Text, picture, video messaging-capable
  • Mobile Email — access MSN® Hotmail®, America Online® and Yahoo!® accounts to exchange e-mail
  • Mobile IM capabilities
  • VZ Navigator(SM)-capable — get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location, and share directions with others
  • Phone Book with 1,000 contacts: each contact entry stores five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a Picture ID
  • FOTA-capable — upgrade firmware over-the-air
  • Favorites — add up to nine contacts with Picture ID
  • Speed Dial (up to 996 entries)
  • Technology: CDMA
  • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)
  • Data Transmission: high-speed EV-DO
  • Dimensions: 4.1" (h) x 2.2" (w) x 0.5" (d)
  • Weight: 3.76 ounces
  • Display: 260K Color TFT, 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0"
  • Standard Battery: 1,100 mAh
  • Usage Time: up to 280 minutes or
  • Standby Time: up to 360 hours

The Dare is available for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 U.S.A., Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units — Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world's leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. 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.  

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