SAN DIEGO and BELLEVUE, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of three new phones from LG for T-Mobile customers, a first-time collaboration between the two companies. The LG Sentio™, LG dLite™ and LG GS170, which are anticipated to be available this summer, provide a variety of features, form factors and colors that will appeal to different members of the family.
"LG and T-Mobile have come together to offer customers a trio of unique handsets to outfit every generation," said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president, Marketing and Innovation, LG Mobile Phones. "LG is redefining the mobile phone market by setting a new standard in feature rich phones."
"We're expanding our lineup of compelling handset choices for our customers with the addition of these LG phones," said Paul Cole, vice president, Devices and Accessories, T-Mobile USA. "Coupled with T-Mobile's award-winning customer service and high-speed network, these fashionable new phones offer winning solutions for families."
The LG Sentio and LG dLite come equipped with T-Mobile® Social Buzz, an application that provides easy access to your favorite social networking sites. Once installed, the application will keep you in the know with pop-up notifications to the phone's home screen and provides the option to visit each social networking interface separately or visit the aggregated screen that includes messages from all communities.
The LG Sentio offers a 3-inch touch screen with a virtual QWERTY keyboard making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family via Social Buzz, personal e-mail and picture messaging. With a full scroll touch screen and the ability to customize the home screen with widgets, the phone keeps your favorite features upfront. The phone also comes with 3G connectivity for fast Web browsing over T-Mobile web2goSM, GPS with location-based services, a 3-megapixel camera with video playback, an MP3 player and Visual Voicemail support.
The LG dLite makes hearing from friends and family always enjoyable with a hidden LED matrix on the outside of the phone that displays icons for alerts, caller ID, time and date, as well as uniquely customizable edge-lit LED light colors and patterns that can change on a whim. In addition, the dLite features Social Buzz, 3G connectivity, personal e-mail, and Visual Voicemail support. This flip phone offers a large 2.8-inch main display and comes in two vibrant color finishes, bubblegum and electric blue.
Rounding out the LG trio, the LG GS170 offers an intuitive user interface, one-touch speakerphone and large visible keys, packaged in a pocket-size clamshell design. The GS170 offers a high-resolution color display along with a VGA camera, MP3 ringtone capability, Bluetooth® 2.1, and text/picture messaging.
The LG Sentio, dLite and GS170 are expected to be available this summer in select T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com.
3G coverage is available in locations nationwide, but may not be available everywhere. For more details on where T-Mobile network coverage is available, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.
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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 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of USD43.4 billion, LG is comprised of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is the world's leading producer of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula One™. 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.lgusa.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.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. 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 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.
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