ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging insights
from its global telematics, GPS navigation and automotive entertainment
systems businesses, LG Electronics has launched its new Portable Navigator
line in the United States.
Previewed in January at the 2007 International CES(R), LG's new
Portable Navigator line -- models LN730, LN735 and LN740 -- is available
for purchase at Circuit City stores and other leading electronics retailers
across the United States. With LG's Portable Navigator line, consumers now
have the convenience of GPS navigation in a highly portable, pocketable
format equipped for both the United States and Canada.
"The portable navigation market is moving rapidly, with a growth in
unit sales of over 250 percent industrywide in the U.S. last year. LG is
strategically positioned to manufacture and deliver this innovative
technology to U.S. consumers," said Allan Jason, vice president of Consumer
Electronics Marketing, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "LG's 25 plus years of
experience serving consumer needs in both the OEM and aftermarket
automotive electronics industry provide a solid foundation for our U.S.
portable navigation launch."
CONVENIENCE, FLEXIBILITY, PIN-POINT ACCURACY
LG's Portable Navigator line offers customers slim, easy-to-use devices
featuring brilliant touch-screen LCDs ranging in size from 3.5- to
4-inches, turn-by-turn voice guidance, super-slim cases for enhanced
portability, and millions of points-of-interest across the United States
The LN740 and LN735 offer users turn-by-turn voice guidance with street
name announcements ("Turn left on Main Street"), while the LN740 model
provides access to a real-time traffic information service available in 50
North American cities with a 90-day free trial included.
With a focus on great design, intuitive use and highly accurate
performance, LG's slim and compact design allows simple installation and a
touch-screen menu featuring user-friendly text and large icons. Key
-- Large and brilliant 3.5- or 4-inch displays for easy-to-read menus
-- Super slim and compact design for convenient portability between
multiple family vehicles
-- Simply designed, graphical user interface to help users customize
-- Equipped with Sirf Star III for rapid and accurate map positioning
-- With driver safety in mind, clear turn-by-turn voice guidance allows
users to keep their eyes on the road while navigating
-- Pre-loaded maps covering the United States and Canada, so drivers will
always find their destination whether on a cross-country road trip or
just a journey across town
-- Millions of points-of-interest such as restaurants, hotels and dozens
more categories that make the driver a neighborhood expert throughout
the United States and Canada
THREE MODELS NOW AVAILABLE FOR U.S. CONSUMERS
Topping the new lineup is the LG LN740 with a bright 4-inch display and
slim design that provide a brilliant and easy-to-read map display while
maintaining a high level of portability for simple transport among multiple
family vehicles. Its brilliant display also automatically changes from "day
mode" to "night mode" for clear visual recognition in any lighting
condition. With its turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance, its highly
accurate pre-loaded USA and Canada map with millions of POIs, access to
traffic data service via a supplied RDS-TMC antenna as well as photo and
music file playback, navigation, information and entertainment are more
accessible than ever.
Model LN735 features a 3.5-inch display with millions of POIs and
pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada. Turn-by-turn
text-to-speech voice guidance and a choice of 2D or 3D map formats in
either day or night modes make safe and easy driving a snap. In addition to
music and photo playback capabilities, the unit includes a high-power
speaker output and up to four hours of battery life, a perfect choice for
family excursions or business trips.
Rounding out the line is the new LN730, which features a 3.5-inch
display and comes pre-loaded with a map of the United States and Canada as
well as 1.7 million POIs. In addition to music and photo playback
capabilities, the unit includes 2D or 3D map options, day and night screen
modes, high-power speaker output and up to a four-hour battery life.
An ample supply of sturdy accessories for the home and car is provided
with each model, including a suction-mount cradle perfect for holding the
unit to the windshield as well as a "dash disc" for convenient mounting to
most dashboards, a soft carrying pouch, a car power adaptor as well as a
home power adapter, making the products conveniently transportable from
home-to-vehicle or from one car to another. An additional replacement
accessory kit and future map upgrades will soon also be available for
purchase from LG.
The LG LN740, LN735 and LN730 Portable Navigators are available with
estimated retail prices of $449.95, $349.95 and $299.95, respectively.
Updated information about the product line is available from LG at
ABOUT LG ELECTRONICS USA, INC.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48.5-billion (2006
consolidated worldwide revenues) global force in consumer electronics, home
appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics
sells a wide range of digital appliances, digital display and digital media
products, and mobile phones under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For
more information, please visit http://www.LGusa.com.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.