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Mobile Handset supports Push to Talk technology.

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Supplied as quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM world phone, CG300 clamshell handset features 2-way Push to Talk (PTT) technology with speakerphone for instant communication between individual coworkers or groups of up to 30 people. Additional features include Bluetooth wireless technology, VGA camera with flash, Instant Messaging, and download capability. Users can convert PTT calls to cellular calls and utilize built-in personal organizer and voice memo recorder.



Original Press Release:



LG Electronics Combine Convenience and Versatility with New Push to Talk Handset



The New CG300 Available at Cingular Wireless Offers Bluetooth and Camera Capability in a Sleek and Sporty PTT Form Factor

LAS VEGAS, April 5 / -- Today LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) introduced the new CG300, a sleek and sporty clamshell handset featuring the convenience of two-way Push to Talk (PTT) technology with Speakerphone, only available at Cingular Wireless. Users can instantly speak to family, friends and coworkers as well as enjoy innovative features including Bluetooth wireless technology, VGA camera with flash, Instant Messaging and Downloads. The CG300 is also a quad-band GSM world phone, allowing globetrotting executives the ability to stay connected.

The CG300 supports Cingular's Push to Talk service which lets consumers instantly speak to individuals or groups of up to 30 people. The CG300 will store up to 99 PTT contacts and customers can view a contact's availability before they call, saving time and money for everyone. The CG300 also features a one-touch speakerphone access button. This, along with the phone's Bluetooth capability, makes hands free use of the CG300 simple and easy.

"The CG300 handset's ability to combine the convenience of Push to Talk technology with an wide array of advanced features is something that we are very excited about," said Jon Maron, director of marketing, LG Electronics MobileComm. "Features like Bluetooth, Mobile Instant Messaging, one-touch Speakerphone and VGA camera complement the ease and usability of the CG300's PTT capability making this handset ideal for the busy executive or connected family."

The CG300's sleek shape, sporty design and advanced functionality give Cingular customers the advantage and convenience of PTT technology without having to sacrifice style and advanced features. With the advancement of quad-band technology, users have the ability to communicate almost anywhere worldwide. The built-in VGA camera with flash saves up to 300 images and with a full spectrum of enhanced messaging services, users can always stay connected anywhere they go. Mobile instant messaging (AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo!(R) Messenger, and ICQ(R)), up to 10 Bluetooth pairings, and a personal organizer round out a complete set of features, making the CG300 a truly versatile headset.

Highlighted Features:
- Frequency: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad-Band)
- Data Transmission: GPRS Class 10
- Talk Time Up to 3 Hours*
- Standby Time: Up to 10 Days*
- One-Touch Speakerphone
- Voice Memo Recording -- up to 3 messages of 30 seconds each
- Push to Talk (PTT) -- instantly speak with 1 or up to 30 people+
- Create up to 99 PTT Contacts and 30 Groups Total+
- Convert PTT Calls to Cellular Calls+
- Instant Search Option in PTT Contacts+
- VGA Camera with Flash
- Digital Zoom: Up to 3x**
- Multishot Adjustment: Up to 9 Shots in a Row**
- Bluetooth Capable (v1.2) -- compatible with devices that support the headset and/or hands-free profile(s)
- Save up to 10 Bluetooth Pairings
- Mobile Instant Messaging -- AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo!(R) Messenger, and ICQ(R)+
- Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) - send and receive messages with text, sounds, and photos+
- MEdia Net -- WAP 2.0 browser with image support+
- Java(TM) 2.0 Support for Application & Game downloads+
- Demo Games: Tetris & Block Breaker
- Music Tone Ringtone download support+
- Address Book with 255 Contacts -- each stores 3 numbers, an e-mail address, and a photo caller ID
- Speed Dial (8 Entries + 1 Voicemail Default)

Below please find a complete list of CG300 features:

- Technology: GSM
- Frequency: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad-Band)
- Data Transmission: GPRS Class 10
- Dimensions: 3.58" (H) x 1.90" (W) x 0.94" (D)
- Weight: 3.40 oz.
- Displays: Internal LCD: 65K Color STN, 128x160 Pixels, 8 Lines
- External LCD: Monochrome STN with Color Filter, 96x64 Pixels, 4 Lines
- Standard Battery: 1,000 mAh Li-Ion
- Talk Time Up to 3 Hours *
- Standby Time: Up to 10 Days *
- One-Touch Speakerphone
- Voice Memo Recording -- up to 3 messages of 30 seconds each
- 10 Unique Ringtones + Vibrate & Silent Modes
- TTY/TDD Support
- Push to Talk (PTT) -- instantly speak with 1 or up to 30 people+
- Create up to 99 PTT Contacts and 30 Groups Total+
- View Detailed Availability of PTT Contacts+
- Convert PTT Calls to Cellular Calls+
- Instant Search Option in PTT Contacts+
- VGA Camera with Flash
- Built-in Mirror for Self Portraits
- Image Sizes: 640x480 (default), 320x240, 160x120 Pixels
- Save up to 300 Photos at 160x120 or 50 Photos at 640x480++
- Digital Zoom: Up to 3x**
- Self-Timer: 5 and 10 Seconds
- Customizable Shutter Sound, Brightness, White Balance, Color Effect
- Multishot Adjustment: Up to 9 Shots in a Row**
- Bluetooth Capable (v1.2) -- compatible with devices that support the headset and/or hands-free profile(s)
- Save up to 10 Bluetooth Pairings
- Print Photos Wirelessly to a Bluetooth Enabled Printer
- Sleek & Sporty Clamshell Design
- English, Spanish and French Language Support
- Mobile Instant Messaging -- AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo!(R) Messenger, and ICQ(R)+
- Hold up to 10 Open IM Conversations+
- Text Messaging (up to 918 characters)+
- Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) -- send and receive messages with text, sounds, and photos+
- Unified Inbox for Text & Multimedia Messaging+
- MEdia Net -- WAP 2.0 browser with image support+
- Java(TM) 2.0 Support for Application & Game downloads+
- Demo Games: Tetris & Block Breaker
- Music Tone Ringtone download support+
- Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Notepad
- Tools: Calculator, World Clock, Unit Converter, Tip Calculator
- Address Book with 255 Contacts -- each stores 3 numbers, an e-mail address, and a photo caller ID
- Speed Dial (8 Entries + 1 Voicemail Default)

* Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk time to vary.
** Varies on image size. Default camera setting of 640x480 pixels does not support zoom function.
+ Cingular Wireless service required.
++ Depends on unused memory.

The LG CG300 is available for as low as $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (requires activation of PTT service) with a 2-year contract at select Cingular Wireless stores or at www.cingular.com. A special introductory Buy One Get One (BOGO) promotion may also be available. Sign up for Cingular's new Push to Talk service at most retail locations or via the Web site.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea Stock Exchange: 06657.KS) is a global force in electronics, information and communications products with 2004 annual sales of US $38 billion (consolidated). With more than 66,000 employees working in 76 subsidiaries in 39 countries around the world, LG Electronics is comprised of four main business companies including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display, 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 www.lgusa.com.

CONTACT: Demetra Kavadeles of LG Mobile Phones, +1-858-635-5232, dkavadeles@lge.com; or Keith Carpenter of Ogilvy PR, +1-303-634-2679, keith.carpenter@ogilvypr.com, for LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.

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