The Hottest Phones Of The Season Have Arrived: Verizon Wireless Introduces The Voyager And Venus By LG

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN DIEGO — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the Voyager™ by LG and the Venus™ by LG will be available this week. Taking a bow today, the Venus by LG will be joined by the Voyager on Nov. 21 in all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Customers may get the Venus today in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online and pre-order the Voyager online at

"These phones offer customers some of the most exciting technology available today," said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The combination of touch and tactile keypads that are features on both devices give customers a winning combination that is rare in the market today. We are excited about these phones and expect them to be in high demand during the holidays."

The Venus and Voyager offer the latest features in mobile phones, including a 2.0 megapixel camera, VZ NavigatorSM capability, a microSD™ memory slot that can support up to 8 GB of additional memory, and dual screen displays. The Voyager features a large external touch-screen while the Venus offers dual external screens, with the bottom screen incorporating touch technology. For video and music fans, both the Venus and Voyager also offer access to V CAST Video, Verizon Wireless' multimedia service with news, sports and entertainment video clips, 3D games and more; and V CAST Music, which offers access to more than 2.4 million songs that can be purchased and downloaded over-the-air, directly from the phones.

The Voyager's large external touch screen, V CAST Mobile TV capabilities and full QWERTY keyboard are sure to put it at the top of many shopping lists this holiday season. The Voyager also includes the following features:

  • Stylish and functional design with two screens, including a large 2.8" external touch-screen with VibeTouch™ technology for tactile feedback

  • Touch protection — prevents unwanted key actions

  • Ability to play .mp3, .wma, and unprotected .aac and .aac + files

  • HTML browser for enhanced Internet browsing Bluetooth® stereo for headsets and speakers

The fashion-forward mobile customer will love the Venus' sleek slider design with a mirror finish — available today in black and on Dec. 11 in pink. The Venus also includes the following features:

  • Dual screens, lower screen with interactive touch navigation

  • Touch-key vibration for button-like feedback

  • Music player with dedicated key that plays .mp3, .wma, and unprotected .aac and .aac + files

  • Multitask while playing music — hide player to send messages, browse the Web and more

  • Bluetooth stereo for headsets and speakers

"The Venus and the Voyager by LG are two groundbreaking handsets with the advanced features and style that LG Mobile Phones is known for," said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of product strategy and marketing for LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. "These distinctive devices give consumers the choice they want in their mobile phone experience." The Venus is available for $199.99 after $50 rebate and two-year customer agreement; the Voyager will be available for $299.99 after $50 rebate and two-year customer agreement.

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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

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

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