New and Innovative LG VX9400 Designed Specifically for Verizon Wireless' V CAST Mobile TV
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, March 27 // -- Building upon a growing reputation for offering customers breakthrough technologies and designs, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) and Verizon Wireless debuted the LG VX9400 at the CTIA Wireless 2007(R) show today. LG Mobile Phones' first phone to support Verizon Wireless' V CAST Mobile TV, the LG VX9400 is the latest innovation in mobile entertainment technology. The LG VX9400 is highlighted by a slim, stylish swing bar design with a large color LCD screen for optimal TV viewing that empowers customers with the ability to access Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now(R) and Mobile Web 2.0(SM). With Bluetooth(R) capabilities for certain profiles and a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder, the multimedia-centric features of the LG VX9400 coupled with service that runs on the nation's most reliable wireless network make this a must have device for fashionistas, business professionals and families alike in 2007.
"The release of the LG VX9400 signals a new frontier in mobile technology development," said Jon Maron, senior director of marketing for LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. "V CAST Mobile TV is truly groundbreaking, and we are proud to be among the first manufacturers to support a service that will change the way we use mobile devices."
The LG VX9400 is perfect for accessing Verizon Wireless' new V CAST Mobile TV service, giving customers the ability to watch eight broadcast-quality mobile television stations. Additionally, with the LG VX9400's easy-to-use multitasking capability, customers enjoying the best of television on their LG VX9400 phones can take calls and messages and then go right back to enjoying their program.
Verizon Wireless customers will also have the ability to enjoy the latest in mobile music innovation with the LG VX9400 since the device is V CAST Music-enabled. Verizon Wireless customers can download from a selection of more than 1.5 million songs in the V CAST Music library and listen to the latest hits right on their phones. The external microSD(TM) memory card slot allows customers to easily move their music from their computers directly to the phones. In addition, customers can take their V CAST Music experience to the next level by pairing the LG VX9400 with a Bluetooth(R) stereo headset for a totally wireless music experience.
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 today, including:
o V CAST-capable
o V CAST Mobile TV -- check out the best of television with
full-length broadcast-quality television programs on your
o V CAST Music -- download songs over the air or transfer your
own music collection onto a microSD memory card
o V CAST Video and 3D Games -- watch video clips from the best
names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the
latest 3D games from top providers
o Get It Now-capable -- download games, Ring Tones, wallpapers and more
o Mobile Web 2.0(SM)-capable -- customizable, enhanced wireless access to
the latest in news, sports, weather and more
o microSD Memory Port to store music, customer generated pictures and
videos (memory card sold separately)
o Flash User Interface for Clear Images/Text & Fun Animations
o Standalone Mode (RF Off)
o Music Only Mode (RF Off except Bluetooth)
o 1.3 megapixel camera with flash
o Self-Portrait capability and mirror for self-portraits
o Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144,
160 x 120 pixels
o Video Resolution: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default) pixels
o Digital zoom up to 4 times
o Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, color
effects, photometry, self-timer and night mode
o Image Editor -- zoom, rotate, crop
o Bluetooth-capable (v1.2) -- compatible with headset, hands-free,
dial-up networking (SPP), advanced audio distribution, file transfer,
object push for vCard and basic printing
o Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music*
o TXT, Picture and Video Messaging capability -- send and receive
messages with text, sounds, photos and videos
o My Account -- access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info
o Instant Messaging capability
o One-touch speakerphone
o Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition
o Voice commands -- call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account
o Voice memo recording
o 13 unique Ring Tones, plus vibrate and silent modes
o TTY/TDD support
o Hearing aid compatible (M4-Rating)
o Personal organizer -- calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad,
plus world clock, calculator, EZ Tip calculator tools
o 500 address book contacts with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and
a picture ID for each entry
o Speed dial (98 entries plus a voicemail default)
o English and Spanish language support
o Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy
o Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
o Dimensions: 4.04" (h) x 1.93" (w) x 0.73" (d)
o Weight: 4.06 oz.
o Soft-feel coating for comfortable and firm grip
o Slim and stylish swing bar design with large (2.2") color LCD for
optimal (landscape) TV viewing
o LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 320 x 240 pixels, 13 lines
o Standard battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer
o Up to 228 minutes or usage time or up to 458 hours of standby time
The LG VX9400 is available today in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in select markets where V CAST Mobile TV is available for $199.99 after $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers where the service is available may also purchase the LG VX9400 online at www.verizonwireless.com.
For more information on V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.
o The VX9400 supports the following profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up
networking (SPP), file transfer, object push for vCard, basic printing,
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
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 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 65,000 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. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2006 global consolidated revenues of US $48.5 billion -- LG Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems.
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading producer of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets. LG draws upon its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities to create a higher quality mobile environment for its customers around the world. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, LG is rapidly expanding its presence and market share in the global mobile industry. For more information, please visit www.lgusa.com
Source: LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.
CONTACT: Brenda Boyd Raney of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7518, Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com; or Melissa Elkins of LG Mobile Phones,