LG Mobile Phones Crowns Morgan Pozgar the LG National Texting Champion

First National Text Messaging Competition Concludes With a Fast and Furious

Thumb Race in New York City

Apr 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past month, LG Electronics
 MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) focused on finding the fastest
 thumbs in the U.S. This exhilarating task lead them from the sunny skies of
 Hollywood to the skyscrapers of New York, where they concluded the first
 national text messaging competition, the LG National Texting Championship,
 on Saturday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Although over 300
 competitors thought their thumbs could out-text the best, 13-year-old
 Morgan Pozgar prevailed as the LG National Texting Champion. The Claysburg,
 Pennsylvania resident had an impressive text message speed of 42 seconds
 for a 151 character phrase, which earned her the title of LG National
 Texting Champion and $25,000 cash.
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     During this exciting afternoon of thumb exercises and speed-texting,
 these often overlooked appendages captured the spotlight as contestants
 battled each other for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Contestants had the
 chance to test their texting capabilities based on speed and accuracy by
 battling it out on their QWERTY keypad mobile devices for money, fame and
 the LG National Texting Championship crown.
     "I am so shocked right now. I send over 4,000 texts every month and
 can't believe that I actually won the whole competition," said Pozgar. "Now
 I want to go shopping."
     Pozgar's winning phrase was, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocios! Even
 though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud
 enough you'll always sound precocious."
     Pozgar came to New York City with her mother Shannon and 15-year-old
 brother Kyle, who won a 50" plasma LG television in a consolation round.
 The family had never been to New York City and Shannon was shocked about
 how well both of her children did in the competition.
     "I am so proud of Morgan right now. She's such a great kid and deserves
 this so much," said Shannon Pozgar. "When we walked in we were so happy to
 get foam thumbs and the chance to win a $50 gift card. I never thought I
 would be in New York with $25,000."
     The LG National Championship featured pools of contestants who were
 asked to type phrases on their LG handsets exactly as they appeared on the
 overhead LG plasma screens without typos or abbreviations. The first player
 in each pool who sent an error-free message to the right contact advanced
 to the next round until Pozgar was crowned as the LG National Texting
     "When LG designed the enV phone we knew it would be an ideal device for
 heavy texters," said Jon Maron, senior director of marketing for LG
 Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. "We are happy to congratulate Morgan on
 her thrilling win at the LG National Texting Championship and encourage
 everyone to keep using their thumbs and LG phones to communicate with
 friends and family."
     The LG National Championship was hosted by the multi-talented Oliver
 "Ali" Nejad, a renowned poker player and host known for his natural wit and
 charm. During a preliminary competition which took place on March 31 at
 Paramount Studios in Hollywood, 21-year-old Los Angeles native Eli Tirosh
 was crowned the West Coast Texting Champion.
     The competition was free and open to anyone to compete with an
 activated enV or V by LG.
     For more event information and official rules for the LG National
 Texting Championship, please visit www.LifeWithLG.com
     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 www.LGusa.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.

SOURCE LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.