Mobile Phone features slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Press Release Summary:

Model F9200 handset is designed to provide personal messaging services through mobile email, MMS, and IM, facilitated by back-lit QWERTY keyboard. Mobile phone also features VGA camera, full-duplex speakerphone for hands-free conversations, music tones, and 64-chord polyphonic sound support. Weighing 4.74 oz, phone includes 24 MB Flash, 8 MB SRAM, and supports Mobile Web WAP 2.0 browser as well as Java 2.0 for application and game downloads.

Original Press Release:

New Heights Achieved in Mobile Communication with the New F9200 Handset from LG Mobile Phones

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 -- Today LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. (LG Mobile Phones) introduced the new F9200 handset for Cingular Wireless, designed to provide users with personal messaging - Mobile Email, MMS and IM - and camera functions all in one fashionable device.

The F9200 mimics the ease of use found in a standard keyboard with an intuitive slide-out, fully functional QWERTY keyboard, allowing for ease of use when using e-mail and instant messaging functionalities. The F9200 integrates with Cingular's Mobile Email (supporting Yahoo®, Hotmail®, and AOL® e-mail), allowing the user to register up to ten different e-mail accounts. The Instant Messaging functions (enabling AOL® Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo!® Messenger, and ICQ®) and allow for up to ten open conversations, and the multimedia messaging service allows users to send and receive messages comprised of a combination of text, sound and images.

In addition to the Mobile Email, MMS and IM functionalities, the slim and comfortable design of the F9200 features a VGA camera with a self-portrait mirror, able to take and store low- and hi-res images. While messaging focused, the F9200 doesn't compromise on voice and audio features, with a full-duplex speakerphone for easy, hands-free conversations, music tones and 64-chord polyphonic sound support.

"LG Mobile Phones is committed to developing the highest-quality mobile phones, and the F9200 strongly builds on this legacy. With efficient design, e-mail, IM, SMS and MMS capabilities, LG's F9200 represents the next step in the evolution of mobile communication," said Jon Maron, director of marketing communications for LG Mobile Phones. "The F9200 is a perfect example of LG's award winning mobile phone technology. We are very excited to offer consumers a phone that integrates every major facet of modern communication and allows users to remain in constant contact with family, friends and colleagues while on the move."

The LG F9200 will be available for as low as $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate at select Cingular Wireless stores throughout the country or at .

Features of the F9200 include:

o Large, backlit QWERTY Keyboard for Easy Messaging
o Mobile E-mail - integrates with Yahoo®, Hotmail®*, and AOL®*
email accounts+
o Mobile Instant Messaging - AOL® Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo!®
Messenger, and ICQ®+
o Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS): send and receive messages
comprised of a combination of text, sounds and photos+
o Mobile Web - WAP 2.0 browser with image support+
o Java(TM) 2.0 Support for Application and Game Downloads+
o VGA Camera with Self-Portrait Mirror
o Image Sizes: 640x480(1), 320x240, 160x120, 128 x 160 Pixels
o Save up to 450 Photos in Low-Res or 33 Photos in Hi-Res *
o Digital Zoom option: Up to 4x *
o Customizable Shutter Sound, Brightness, White Balance, and Image
o Multishot Adjustment: Up to 9 Shots in a Row *
o Self-Timer: 3 and 10 Second
o Full-Duplex Speakerphone
o Music Tone / 64-chord Polyphonic Sound Support
o Voice Memo Recording - up to 3 memos of 30 seconds each
o Voice-Activated Dialing (10 Entries)
o Customize with 20 Default Ringtones or Download More+
o Vibrate and Silent Modes
o TTY/TDD Support
o Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Notepad
o Tools: Calculator, Tip Calculator, World Clock, Unit Converter
o T9 Predictive Text Input (Not Default)
o Address Book with 255 Contacts - each stores multiple numbers, an
email address, and a photo caller ID
o Speed Dial (8 Entries + 1 Voicemail Default)
o Customizable Wallpaper and Menu Styles
o Unobtrusive Internal Antenna
o 5-Way Navigation Joystick
o English, Spanish and French Language Support
o Technology: GSM
o Frequency: 850/1900 MHz (Dual-Band)
o Data Transmission: GPRS Class 10
o Memory: 24 MB Flash/8 MB SRAM
o Dimensions: 4.34" (H) x 1.97" (W) x 0.97" (D)
o Weight: 4.74 oz.
o LCD: 65K Color STN, 128x160 Pixels, 8 Lines
o Standard Battery: 950 mAh Li-Ion
o Talk Time: Up to 4 Hours**
o Standby Time: Up to 250 hours*

(1) Default setting: zoom feature not available.
* Depends on image size.
** Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk
time to vary.
+ Cingular Wireless service required.


LG Electronics 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' goal worldwide is to create and enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives better than ever. For more information please visit


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.

Source: LG Electronics

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