Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Pre-Register for the New LG VX9800 - The Ultimate Wireless Multimedia Device

The VX9800's V CAST and MP3 Capabilities, Stereo Sound, Bluetooth Networking

Technology and VZEmail Delivers Wireless Entertainment Experience at its Best



Sep 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    SAN DIEGO and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless,
 the nation's leading wireless service provider, and LG Electronics MobileComm
 (LG Mobile Phones) invite customers to register to purchase the new multimedia
 LG VX9800 handset before its official introduction in October. Beginning
 today, Verizon Wireless customers can register for the VX9800 by logging on to
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
     Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, the VX9800 uses
 advanced wireless technology and design to offer a complete multimedia
 entertainment experience along with the latest in wireless phone
 communication. Whether streaming news and sports video highlights on Verizon
 Wireless' V CAST service, downloading and watching crystal clear V CAST video
 clips from the hottest names in entertainment, or listening to favorite songs
 through the phone's MP3 player and stereo speakers, customers will notice that
 the VX9800's overall design typifies the latest in wireless technology.
     The VX9800 features the coolest trends in mobile communications including
 Bluetooth(R) technology for certain profiles and a 1.3 megapixel integrated
 camera and camcorder.  Easy to use external memory capability means customers
 can purchase a MiniSD(TM) memory card and use it to play their own MP3s, or
 transfer digital pictures, music files and video clips easily from PCs to
 their wireless phones.
     The VX9800 comes equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard for easy access to
 messaging applications and VZEmail with Wireless Sync that lets customers send
 and receive e-mail directly from their VX9800s.  With Wireless Sync, customers
 can get new e-mails, calendar, contact and task information sent to their
 VX9800s as long as the PC is left on.  Wireless Sync also allows for
 synchronization with POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts so customers can stay
 connected to friends, family and business contacts -- all with one device.
     "The VX9800 represents the ultimate convergence of today's most innovative
 mobile technologies and brings the very latest advances in wireless
 entertainment and handset design together for a complete multimedia
 experience," said Mr. Juno Cho, president, LG Electronics MobileComm.  "An
 evolution in wireless phone technology, the VX9800 represents a giant step
 forward for both LG and Verizon Wireless in our quest to bring next-generation
 multimedia entertainment and communications tools to today's cutting-edge
 customers."
     In addition to its mobile media and advanced communications capabilities,
 the VX9800 also includes some of the most advanced mobile phone features
 available to wireless phone users today including:
     -- Internal LCD Display: 262K Color TFT, 320 x 256 Pixels, 15 Lines
     -- External LCD Display: 65K Color TFT, 160 x 128 Pixels, 9 Lines
     -- QWERTY Keyboard for Easy Messaging
     -- Unobtrusive Internal Antenna
     -- Bluetooth-Capable -- compatible with devices that support the
        headset, hands-free, and/or dial-up networking profile(s); pair up to
        20 Bluetooth-capable devices; send vCard via Bluetooth (some Bluetooth
        profiles not supported)
     -- EV-DO High-Speed Data Connectivity +
     -- V CAST-Capable -- stream and download video clips (15 fps) with high-
        speed EV-DO technology +
          -- Mobile Web E-mail -- easy access to Hotmail(R), AOL(R) or
             Yahoo!(R)e-mail accounts +
          -- VZEmail -- Wireless Sync E-mail +
          -- Get It Now(R)-Capable -- download games, ring tones, wallpapers
             and more +
          -- Mobile Web 2.0(SM) Capable +
          -- Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) +
          -- PIX and FLIX Messaging Service (MMS) -- send and receive messages
             with text, sounds, photos or videos +
          -- Enhanced TXT Messaging (SMS/EMS) +
     -- MP3 Player with Customizable Equalizer
          -- Dual Speakers for Stereo Sound
     -- MiniSD Memory Port to Store Pictures*, Videos*, Sounds** and MP3
        Music
     -- 1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera with Flash
          -- Business Card Reader
          -- Record 15-Second Video Clips (15 fps)
          -- Save up to 315 Videos @ 176 x 144 or 153 Videos @ 320 x 240 Pixels
          -- Video (Camcorder) Format: 3g2
          -- Camera Resolutions: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 176 x 144,
             160 x 120 Pixels
          -- Zoom: Up to 4x (varies by resolution)*
          -- Save up to 365 Photos @ 160 x 120 or 16 Photos @ 1280 x 960 Pixels
          -- LCD Dual Mode for Self-Portraits
          -- Close-up Mode for Photos at Close Range*
          -- Self-Timer: 3, 5 or 10 seconds
          -- Customizable Brightness*, White Balance*, Shutter Sound, Color
             Effects, Photometry and Orientation (Portrait/Landscape)
          -- Night Mode
     -- Text to Speech (English)
     -- Full-Duplex Speakerphone
     -- Advanced Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition (English & Spanish)
     -- Voice Commands: Call Someone, Digit Dial, Voicemail, Missed Calls,
        Messages, Time & Date
     -- Voice Memo Recorder (1 Minute Each; Up to 200 Memos Total)
     -- 72-Chord Polyphonic Ring Tone Support
     -- 15 Unique Default Ring Tones
     -- Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Notepad
     -- Tools: World Clock, Calculator, Ez Tip Calc
     -- Speed Dial (98 Entries + 1 Voicemail Default)
     -- Address Book with 1000 Contacts -- each stores 5 numbers, 2 e-mail
        addresses and picture ID
     -- External USB Capable
     -- Vibrate and Silent Modes
     -- TTY/TDD Support
     -- Hearing Aid Compatible (M3-Rating)
     -- Standalone Mode (RF Off)
     -- English and Spanish Language Support
     -- Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 1.5 GHz GPS, 800 MHz CDMA (Dual-Mode)
     -- Dimensions: 4.57" (H) x 1.97" (W) x 1.00" (D)
     -- Weight: 5.19 oz.
     -- Memory: 128 MB Flash/64 MB SRAM
     -- Standard Battery: 1,300 mAh Lithium Polymer
     -- Usage Time: Up to 4.16 Hours*
     -- Standby Time: Up to 8.3 Days*
 
     The LG VX9800 will be available beginning on September 26 for $299.99
 after $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.  On October 1, the LG VX9800 will also be
 available for $299.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer
 agreement in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the
 country and at Circuit City locations.
     For more information about Verizon Wireless' products and services, visit
 www.verizonwireless.com. For more information about LG Mobile Phones, visit
 http://www.lgusa.com.
 
      +  Verizon Wireless digital service and subscription required. V CAST
         service is not available in all areas.
      *  Adjustments available in both camera and video modes.
      *  User-generated pictures and videos only, not from downloads.
      *  Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and usage
         time to vary.
      ** Voice memos and sounds received via MMS.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
 network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
 (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web
 at http://www.verizonwireless.com.  To preview and request broadcast-quality
 video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log
 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
 
     About LG Electronics, Inc.
     LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-
 edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed
 to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales
 of US $37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$ 32.6 billion (86% of total
 sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employees in 76 subsidiaries
 located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile
 Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.
     LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading
 manufacturer of WCDMA (UMTS), CDMA and GSM handsets, and the fastest growing
 manufacturer of mobile phones worldwide. The company provides a total range of
 wired and wireless solutions, and is rapidly establishing a global presence as
 it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets.
     For more information please visit http://www.lge.com
 
 

SOURCE Verizon Wireless
    SAN DIEGO and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless,
 the nation's leading wireless service provider, and LG Electronics MobileComm
 (LG Mobile Phones) invite customers to register to purchase the new multimedia
 LG VX9800 handset before its official introduction in October. Beginning
 today, Verizon Wireless customers can register for the VX9800 by logging on to
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
     Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, the VX9800 uses
 advanced wireless technology and design to offer a complete multimedia
 entertainment experience along with the latest in wireless phone
 communication. Whether streaming news and sports video highlights on Verizon
 Wireless' V CAST service, downloading and watching crystal clear V CAST video
 clips from the hottest names in entertainment, or listening to favorite songs
 through the phone's MP3 player and stereo speakers, customers will notice that
 the VX9800's overall design typifies the latest in wireless technology.
     The VX9800 features the coolest trends in mobile communications including
 Bluetooth(R) technology for certain profiles and a 1.3 megapixel integrated
 camera and camcorder.  Easy to use external memory capability means customers
 can purchase a MiniSD(TM) memory card and use it to play their own MP3s, or
 transfer digital pictures, music files and video clips easily from PCs to
 their wireless phones.
     The VX9800 comes equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard for easy access to
 messaging applications and VZEmail with Wireless Sync that lets customers send
 and receive e-mail directly from their VX9800s.  With Wireless Sync, customers
 can get new e-mails, calendar, contact and task information sent to their
 VX9800s as long as the PC is left on.  Wireless Sync also allows for
 synchronization with POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts so customers can stay
 connected to friends, family and business contacts -- all with one device.
     "The VX9800 represents the ultimate convergence of today's most innovative
 mobile technologies and brings the very latest advances in wireless
 entertainment and handset design together for a complete multimedia
 experience," said Mr. Juno Cho, president, LG Electronics MobileComm.  "An
 evolution in wireless phone technology, the VX9800 represents a giant step
 forward for both LG and Verizon Wireless in our quest to bring next-generation
 multimedia entertainment and communications tools to today's cutting-edge
 customers."
     In addition to its mobile media and advanced communications capabilities,
 the VX9800 also includes some of the most advanced mobile phone features
 available to wireless phone users today including:
     -- Internal LCD Display: 262K Color TFT, 320 x 256 Pixels, 15 Lines
     -- External LCD Display: 65K Color TFT, 160 x 128 Pixels, 9 Lines
     -- QWERTY Keyboard for Easy Messaging
     -- Unobtrusive Internal Antenna
     -- Bluetooth-Capable -- compatible with devices that support the
        headset, hands-free, and/or dial-up networking profile(s); pair up to
        20 Bluetooth-capable devices; send vCard via Bluetooth (some Bluetooth
        profiles not supported)
     -- EV-DO High-Speed Data Connectivity +
     -- V CAST-Capable -- stream and download video clips (15 fps) with high-
        speed EV-DO technology +
          -- Mobile Web E-mail -- easy access to Hotmail(R), AOL(R) or
             Yahoo!(R)e-mail accounts +
          -- VZEmail -- Wireless Sync E-mail +
          -- Get It Now(R)-Capable -- download games, ring tones, wallpapers
             and more +
          -- Mobile Web 2.0(SM) Capable +
          -- Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) +
          -- PIX and FLIX Messaging Service (MMS) -- send and receive messages
             with text, sounds, photos or videos +
          -- Enhanced TXT Messaging (SMS/EMS) +
     -- MP3 Player with Customizable Equalizer
          -- Dual Speakers for Stereo Sound
     -- MiniSD Memory Port to Store Pictures*, Videos*, Sounds** and MP3
        Music
     -- 1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera with Flash
          -- Business Card Reader
          -- Record 15-Second Video Clips (15 fps)
          -- Save up to 315 Videos @ 176 x 144 or 153 Videos @ 320 x 240 Pixels
          -- Video (Camcorder) Format: 3g2
          -- Camera Resolutions: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 176 x 144,
             160 x 120 Pixels
          -- Zoom: Up to 4x (varies by resolution)*
          -- Save up to 365 Photos @ 160 x 120 or 16 Photos @ 1280 x 960 Pixels
          -- LCD Dual Mode for Self-Portraits
          -- Close-up Mode for Photos at Close Range*
          -- Self-Timer: 3, 5 or 10 seconds
          -- Customizable Brightness*, White Balance*, Shutter Sound, Color
             Effects, Photometry and Orientation (Portrait/Landscape)
          -- Night Mode
     -- Text to Speech (English)
     -- Full-Duplex Speakerphone
     -- Advanced Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition (English & Spanish)
     -- Voice Commands: Call Someone, Digit Dial, Voicemail, Missed Calls,
        Messages, Time & Date
     -- Voice Memo Recorder (1 Minute Each; Up to 200 Memos Total)
     -- 72-Chord Polyphonic Ring Tone Support
     -- 15 Unique Default Ring Tones
     -- Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Notepad
     -- Tools: World Clock, Calculator, Ez Tip Calc
     -- Speed Dial (98 Entries + 1 Voicemail Default)
     -- Address Book with 1000 Contacts -- each stores 5 numbers, 2 e-mail
        addresses and picture ID
     -- External USB Capable
     -- Vibrate and Silent Modes
     -- TTY/TDD Support
     -- Hearing Aid Compatible (M3-Rating)
     -- Standalone Mode (RF Off)
     -- English and Spanish Language Support
     -- Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 1.5 GHz GPS, 800 MHz CDMA (Dual-Mode)
     -- Dimensions: 4.57" (H) x 1.97" (W) x 1.00" (D)
     -- Weight: 5.19 oz.
     -- Memory: 128 MB Flash/64 MB SRAM
     -- Standard Battery: 1,300 mAh Lithium Polymer
     -- Usage Time: Up to 4.16 Hours*
     -- Standby Time: Up to 8.3 Days*
 
     The LG VX9800 will be available beginning on September 26 for $299.99
 after $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.  On October 1, the LG VX9800 will also be
 available for $299.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer
 agreement in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the
 country and at Circuit City locations.
     For more information about Verizon Wireless' products and services, visit
 www.verizonwireless.com. For more information about LG Mobile Phones, visit
 http://www.lgusa.com.
 
      +  Verizon Wireless digital service and subscription required. V CAST
         service is not available in all areas.
      *  Adjustments available in both camera and video modes.
      *  User-generated pictures and videos only, not from downloads.
      *  Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and usage
         time to vary.
      ** Voice memos and sounds received via MMS.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
 network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
 (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web
 at http://www.verizonwireless.com.  To preview and request broadcast-quality
 video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log
 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
 
     About LG Electronics, Inc.
     LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-
 edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed
 to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales
 of US $37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$ 32.6 billion (86% of total
 sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employees in 76 subsidiaries
 located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile
 Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.
     LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading
 manufacturer of WCDMA (UMTS), CDMA and GSM handsets, and the fastest growing
 manufacturer of mobile phones worldwide. The company provides a total range of
 wired and wireless solutions, and is rapidly establishing a global presence as
 it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets.
     For more information please visit http://www.lge.com
 
 SOURCE  Verizon Wireless

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