LG Electronics Honored for First 4G LTE Dual-Persona Smartphone The Revolution™ by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile™ is a virtualized LTE Android smartphone - the first of its kind selected as an Honoree for the 2012 CES Innovations Award.

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) announced today that it has been named as an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. The Revolution™ by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile™ represents the successful collaboration between one of the world's largest handset manufacturers, LG and virtualization and cloud infrastructure leader, VMware.

Available for preview at CES UNVEILED@NY event in New York City, the Revolution by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile is the world's first virtualized LTE smartphone enabling dual personas on a single mobile device. Aptly termed "Privacy & Business" (P&B) by LG, the user is able to switch between two profiles – the private profile for personal use and the business profile for work. This device also facilitates enterprise IT organizations in enforcing IT governance policies, particularly around data security and device manageability.

"Being selected as an Honoree by the 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards is a continuation of LG's prowess in mobile device manufacturing as well as integration of mobility solutions from our ecosystem of partners," said Ki S. Kim, corporate vice president and head of Global Enterprise Mobility Solutions (B2B) at LG Electronics. "Clearly, LG's intense efforts channeled into mobile virtualization development with VMware have paid off. We are proud to be recognized as the innovation leader for enterprise mobility solutions."

The distinction extended to the electronics giant demonstrates LG's thought leadership in B2B, and it being on the forefront of creating innovative, advanced mobile devices acknowledged by industry experts. With LG's P&B devices, enterprises can transform business processes and unveil the competitive advantages brought about with higher employee productivity, operational effectiveness and efficiency.

"We are excited that the Revolution by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile has been selected as an honoree for the 2012 CES Innovations Award," said Steve Herrod, senior vice president and chief technology officer, VMware. "VMware Horizon Mobile will enable enterprises to securely adopt bring your own device policies and provide employees the freedom to have one device for work and personal use. Couple that with the Revolution by LG and you will have an innovative device that will change the way we stay connected."

This news follows closely the recent announcement by VMware and Verizon Wireless who have established a strategic partnership to bring dual-persona Android devices to market. LG plays a critical role in complementing this effort by ensuring that mobile virtualization technology is successfully integrated and optimized with world-class Android smartphones to create enterprise-ready mobile devices.

"LG's P&B devices will support enterprises looking to respond to increasing requests for Bring Your Own Device capabilities.  The value proposition is that enterprise customers will benefit from reduced expenses and increased employee satisfaction, all in a secure environment – when they are on our reliable 3G and 4G networks," said Jennifer Rosales, executive director, Verizon Wireless, Business Solutions Group. "Our partnership with VMWare ensures we deliver partitioned access for business use on a personal device down to the operating system level, as demonstrated by the Revolution by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile."

For more information, visit LG Enterprise Mobility Solutions at http://enterprisesolutions.lgmobile.com/main.htm

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (kse:066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lgmobilephones.com .

SOURCE LG Electronics


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