LG And T-Mobile Announce Stylish, Powerful LG Optimus L9 Sleek LG Optimus L9 Features 4.5-inch qHD Display, Long-Lasting Battery for Extended Connectivity and Delivers Superior 4G Experiences and Value with the Power of T-Mobile's Nationwide Network.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA and T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that the stylish and powerful LG Optimus L9 smartphone will be available this fall.

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Built with a sleek, stylish frame that is only 0.36-inches thin, and surrounded by premium metal trim to provide designer-level styling, the LG Optimus L9 is the latest in the style-focused L-Series of smartphones from LG. Following other popular L-Series phones, such as the Optimus L3, L5 and L7 that were released globally earlier this year, all L-Series phones are designed around five primary aesthetic elements: Modern Square Style for comfortable grip, Floating Mass Technology for a slimmer look, Seamless Layout for a more intuitive arrangement of keys, Harmonized Design Contrast utilizing metallic accents and Sensuous Slim Shape that naturally draws the user's attention.

"The LG Optimus L9 gives our customers an amazing 4G experience packaged in a stylish design," said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. "When coupled with T-Mobile's Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile customers have the freedom to live an always-connected lifestyle on our 4G network – whether that means watching videos, streaming music or searching the Web – without having to worry about overage charges or surprise bills."  

LG Optimus L9 features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a gorgeous 4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 display for bright colors and clear text. LG Optimus L9 is equipped with a long-lasting 2,150 mAh battery so users can watch video, listen to music, explore the Internet or chat with friends and family for hours with just one charge.

"As the latest device in LG's L-Series smartphones, LG Optimus L9 has been designed to fulfill users' needs for a slim, stylish device that is comfortable to use," said James Fishler, senior vice president of marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. "With LG Optimus L9, users can take advantage of premium smartphone features – a stunning display, a powerful processor and a long-lasting battery – in a sleek design."

LG Optimus L9 also features LG QuickMemo, a smartphone experience with powerful note-taking capabilities that lets users add commentary, notes and drawings to screenshots with a few swipes of a finger, then share them with friends and family via social media and email. LG Optimus L9 provides users with a five-megapixel camera and true-to-life 1080p HD video recording capability, so all of life's important moments can be captured with clarity.

For spontaneous, photo-worthy events, the LG Optimus L9 lets users snap photos while simultaneously capturing video, so  users don't have to choose between picture-perfect stills and HD video. Users can also take advantage of voice-activated photos using "Voice Shutter" by simply saying "cheese" to snap a picture.

LG Optimus L9 features a suite of connectivity technology. Whether it's streaming high definition movies over T-Mobile's 4G network, sharing a data connection with up to five devices using LG Optimus L9 as a Portable Wi-Fi® Hotspot via T-Mobile's Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature with a qualifying rate plan, or making calls over a Wi-Fi network with T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling feature, LG Optimus L9 has the wireless capabilities to keep users connected virtually wherever they are.

Key Features:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Display
  • T-Mobile Blazing-Fast Nationwide 4GNetwork
  • Sleek, Stylish Design and Slim Profile
  • Powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • LG QuickMemo
  • 5-megapixelCamera with LED Flash
  • True-to-Life 1080p HD Recording
  • Simultaneous Video/Photo Capture
  • Long-Lasting 2,150 mAh Battery

Additional Features:

  • Wi-Fi® Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a
  • Wi-Fi Calling: Make calls via your Wi-Fi connection in areas with little to no coverage, such as a basement
  • T-Mobile Smartphone Mobile HotSpot: share a 4G data connection with up to five compatible wireless devices with a qualifying rate plan
  • Bluetooth® Version: 3.0 + HS
  • SmartShare: share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
  • Slacker Radio: create personalized music, news, sports and comedy on the go
  • Video Player with Touch Lock, Dolby® Mobile,1 and Resume Play Function; Supports DivX®, WMV, MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
  • Music Player with Dolby Mobile; Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WAV Formats
  • Rear-Facing Camera Resolutions up to 2592 x 1944 (default)
  • Voice Shutter: simply say "cheese" to take a picture
  • Shot Mode: choose from Normal, Panorama, and Continuous shot
  • Customizable Scene Mode, Brightness, ISO, White Balance, Color Effect, Silly Faces, Backgrounds, Timer, and Shutter Sound

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About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products,  home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme.  LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the second quarter of 2012, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit http://www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events. These forward-looking statements may include statements with regard to the expected development of revenue, earnings, profits from operations, depreciation and amortization, cash flows and personnel-related measures. You should consider them with caution. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond Deutsche Telekom's control. Among the factors that might influence our ability to achieve our objectives are the progress of our workforce reduction initiative and other cost-saving measures, and the impact of other significant strategic, labor or business initiatives, including acquisitions, dispositions and business combinations, and our network upgrade and expansion initiatives. In addition, stronger than expected competition, technological change, legal proceedings and regulatory developments, among other factors, may have a material adverse effect on our costs and revenue development. Further, the economic downturn in our markets, and changes in interest and currency exchange rates, may also have an impact on our business development and the availability of financing on favorable conditions. Changes to our expectations concerning future cash flows may lead to impairment write downs of assets carried at historical cost, which may materially affect our results at the group and operating segment levels. If these or other risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, our actual performance may materially differ from the performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We can offer no assurance that our estimates or expectations will be achieved. Without prejudice to existing obligations under capital market law, we do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements to take new information or future events into account or otherwise.

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SOURCE LG Electronics USA



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