LG Mobile Phones and Verizon Wireless Announce the LG VX9400 to Support V CAST Mobile TV

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) and Verizon Wireless announced the LG VX9400 will be available in the first quarter to support V CAST Mobile TV, the latest breakthrough in mobile entertainment technology. The LG VX9400 shows off a slim, stylish swing bar design with a large color LCD screen for optimal TV viewing and new cutting-edge features, while also offering customers the ability to access V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0SM, plus get Bluetooth® capabilities and a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder. All of these multimedia-centric features make the LG VX9400 the must have device for 2007.

The LG VX9400 will be the perfect handset to view Verizon Wireless' all new V CAST Mobile TV service since customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of mobility and entertainment in one device. Additionally, with the LG VX9400's easy-to-use multitasking capability, users can take calls, messages, and when they hang up, go right back to enjoying their program — just like if they were to step away from the television set during a program for a minute or two at home.

LG VX9400 users will also have the ability to enjoy the latest in mobile music innovation. The LG VX9400 is V CAST Music-enabled with a music player, allowing customers to download and listen to the latest hits right on their phones and the external microSDTM memory card slot allows them to easily move their music from their computer directly to the phone. Customers can also take their music with them by transferring files from their phone with a USB connection. In addition, users can take their music experience to the next level by pairing the LG VX9400 with a Bluetooth stereo headset to gain a totally wireless music experience.

"The LG VX9400 is yet another benchmark in a long line of firsts for LG Mobile Phones," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. "V CAST Mobile TV is truly groundbreaking in mobile phone technology, and we are proud to be among the first manufacturers to support this service that will change the way we use mobile devices forever."

The LG VX9400 complements its robust entertainment capabilities with a full set of mobile features that consumers have come to expect from LG and Verizon Wireless. The LG VX9400 includes a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder that allows users to record up to one hour of consecutive video with an external memory card. A one-touch speakerphone, Web-based e-mail and Flash User Interface make the LG VX9400 one of the most feature rich handsets available in the U.S. market.

The LG VX9400 offers some of the most advanced mobile phone features available to wireless phone users today, including:

  • V CAST-capable

    • V CAST Mobile TV — check out the latest streaming television programs on your wireless phone

    • V CAST Music — download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto a microSD memory card

    • V CAST Video and 3D Games — download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the latest 3D games from top providers

  • Get It Now-capable — download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more

  • Mobile Web 2.0-capable — customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

  • microSD Memory Port to store music, pictures and customer generated videos (card sold separately)

  • Flash User Interface for Clear Images/Text & Fun Animations

  • Standalone Mode (RF Off)

  • Music Only Mode (RF Off except Bluetooth)

  • 1.3 megapixel camera with flash

  • Self-Portrait capability and mirror for self-portraits

  • Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144, 160 x 120 pixels

  • Video Resolution: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default) pixels

  • Up to 4x digital zoom

  • Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color effects, photometry, self-timer and night mode · Image Editor — zoom, rotate, crop

  • Bluetooth capable (v1.2) — compatible with headset, hands-free, dial-up networking (SPP), advanced audio distribution, file transfer, object push for vCard, basic printing, audio/video remote control

  • Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music*

  • TXT, Picture and Video Messaging capability — send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos

  • My Account access — access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info

  • Instant Messaging capability

  • One-touch speakerphone

  • Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition

  • Voice commands: call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account

  • Voice memo recording

  • 13 Unique Ring Tones, plus vibrate and silent modes

  • TTY/TDD support

  • Hearing aid compatible (M4-Rating)

  • Personal organizer with calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, plus world clock, calculator, Ez tip calculator tools

  • 500 contacts address book with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry

  • Speed dial (98 entries plus a voicemail default)

  • English and Spanish language support

  • Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy

  • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)

  • Dimensions: 4.04" (H) x 1.93" (W) x 0.73" (D)

  • Weight: 4.06 oz.

  • Soft-Feel coating for comfortable and firm grip

  • Slim and stylish swing bar design with large (2.2") color LCD for optimal (landscape) TV viewing

  • LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 320 x 240 pixels, 13 lines

  • Standard battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer

  • Usage time: up to 3 hours and 35 minutes

  • Standby Time: up to 12 days and 12 hours

* The VX9400 supports the following profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking (SPP), file transfer, object push for vCard, basic printing, audio/video remote control and Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music. It does not support all Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles. For vehicle/accessory compatibility, go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart.  

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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, Inc. (KSE: 06657.KS) is the global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 72,000 people working in over 120 operations including 80 subsidiaries around the world. Comprised of four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with global sales at USD 34.7 billion (consolidated USD 43.4 billion) as of 2005, LG Electronics is the world's leading provider of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, plasma panels, optical storage products, DVD players and home theatre system. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.  

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications CompanyLG 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.