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Verizon launches LG VX8000 EV-DO handset
Posted: 07-Jan-2005 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[The next generation of handsets has arrived beginning with the LG VX8000 EV-DO handset from Verizon Wireless featuring Video on Demand and Music on Demand capabilities and a 1.3 mega-pixel camera.]

Las Vegas -- Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced the February 1, 2005 availability of the LG VX8000 phone, the first handset in the United States for consumers that runs on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) 3G network. The VX8000, available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, will provide access to VCAST, the nation's only 3G consumer multimedia service, allowing Verizon Wireless customers to be the first in the nation to use their handsets to view video clips from major news, sports and entertainment brands and play three-dimensional games.

The VX8000 features Video on Demand for playing video clips and Music on Demand capabilities for playing audio clips, when available. Movie buffs, music fans and everyone in between can download content on their mobile phones with just a few clicks, with clarity and sharpness never before seen on mobile phones in the United States. The VX8000 also features video messaging capabilities -- customers can take up to 15 seconds of video with the VX8000's integrated 1.3 mega-pixel camera and send their clips to any email address.

The VX8000 features the first integrated CCD 1.3 mega-pixel camera from LG Mobile Phones. The VX8000's integrated camera features flash and a macro mode feature with four digital zoom settings for shooting close-up video and still images. Aspiring photographers and filmmakers can compose and view their shots with large internal 262K TFT color LCD screens, and share them with Verizon Wireless' Picture Messaging service. In addition to next generation EV-DO access and mega-pixel digital camera, the VX8000 also includes all the must-have mobile phone features that users have come to expect from LG, including speaker phone, a 500 contact phone book that stores up to five phone numbers and two email addresses per contact, MIDI sound, personal organizer and more. Designed in a sleek silver clamshell, and weighing in at less than four ounces, the VX8000 has the accelerated style to match its advanced capabilities.

Additional features of the Verizon Wireless VX8000 by LG include:

* All Digital (1.9 GHz, 800 MHz CDMA)

* Dimensions: 3.76" (H) X 1.97" (W) X 0.93" (D)

* Weight: 3.88 oz.

* Standard Battery: Lithium-Ion Polymer, 1,100 mAh

* Usage Time: 280 Minutes (Digital) / Standby 185 Hours (Digital)*

* 1X EV-DO for High-Speed Data Transmission

* CCD Type 1.3 Mega-pixel with flash (Photo Cell)

* 4x Digital Zoom with Macro Mode for Extreme Close-Ups

* Resolution Adjustment (160 X 120; 176 X 144; 320 X 240; 640 X 480; 1280 X 960)

* Self Timer (3, 5 or 10 seconds)

* Video Messaging -- send and receive 15-second video clips

* Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) -- send and receive messages comprised of a combination of text, sounds, photos and video clips

* VCAST-capable, allowing customers to receive Video on Demand (VOD) of news, sports, entertainment, weather and much more

* Video Clips Encoded in MPEG format (Qualcomm-based technology -- file extension: .3G2)

* Computer playback for clips requires QuickTime 6.5

* Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) -- send and receive text messages with graphics and sound

* Two-Way Short Messaging Service (SMS)

* Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) -- AOL, MSN & Yahoo

* External Color LCD: 262K Color TFT, 128x160 Pixels, 10 lines of text

* Internal Color LCD: 262K Color TFT, 176x220 Pixels, 11 lines of text

* Web Browser Openwave Wap 2.0

* CMX MIDI for Polyphonic Ringers and Sound Capabilities

* 20 Unique Ringtones (Plus Vibrate & Silent Alert)

* Multiparty/Conference Calling -- Up to 3 callers

* Call History: (Outgoing -- 20, Incoming -- 20, Missed -- 20)

* Auto Redial, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Three-Way Calling

* Innovative, Stylish Clamshell

* Blue Backlit Keypad & 5 Way Navigation Key

* Speed Dialing (99 Entries)

* Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, 30 Voice Memos (up to 1 minute each), and Notepad

* Tools: Alarm Clock, EZ Tip Calc, Calculator, and World Clock

* Address book with 500 contact each stores 5 numbers, 2 email addresses and picture ID

* Speaker Phone

* External USB Capable

* E911 Emergency Location Capable

* Customizable Wallpapers, Theme & Font Colors

* English and Spanish User Interface

* TTY/TDD Capable

* T9 Text Input

* Certain features may use more power & cause standby & talk times to vary.

The LG VX8000 will be available for $199.99 after $70.00 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement at more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, Circuit City stores, participating RadioShack locations or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com beginning on February 1, 2005.

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