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LG VX8300 now available from Verizon Wireless
Posted: 20-Jun-2006 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[The LG VX8300 features an updated slimmer form factor than its predecessor, the LG VX8300, plus dual stereo speakers, a microSD card, Bluetooth and is V CAST Music-enabled.]

Basking Ridge, NJ and San Diego, CA -- Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today announced the availability of the LG VX8300 phone, the latest addition to the line-up of V CAST Music-enabled phones. Incorporating many of the popular features from its predecessor, the LG VX8100, the LG VX8300 features significant upgrades including a slimmer, more streamline form factor, OLED external screen and microSD external memory.

In addition to the upgrades, the stylish LG VX8300 offers a classic clamshell design, exchangeable vCards with Bluetooth wireless technology, and a variety of other features, making it the perfect entertainment and communication device. The LG VX8300's advanced dual external stereo speakers ensure that music playback is crisp and vibrant, and the 1.3 megapixel digital camera enables Verizon Wireless customers to capture all of life's special moments in perfect detail. With the external microSD drive, it is easy to save up to 1,500 photos, up to one hour of video, or transfer your favorite songs from your music collection between your PC and your phone.

The VX8300 features all the must-have features that users have come to expect from LG, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, FLIX Messaging, Mobile Web 2.0SM capability, mobile Instant Messaging (IM), PIX Messaging (MMS), full duplex speaker phone, and access to Verizon Wireless' V CAST multimedia service and V CAST Music. Additional features of the LG VX8300 include:

* V CAST-capable - V CAST Music, V CAST Video and 3D Games, Get It Now capable

* Mobile Web 2.0-capable -- customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

* microSD Memory Port to store music, pictures and videos (card sold separately)

* 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder with flash

* Self-Portrait capability with flip closed, available in both video and camera modes

* Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144, 160 x 120 Pixels

* Video Resolution: 176 x 144 Pixels

* Up to 4x digital zoom

* 3, 5 or 10 second self-timer

* Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound and color effects

* Night mode

* Bluetooth capable (v1.1) -- compatible with devices that support the headset, hands-free, Serial Port (SPP), Dial Up Networking (DUN), and/or Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard exchange*

* TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging -- send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos

* My Account -- access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info

* Instant Messaging

* External keys for easy access to V CAST Music

* Dual speakers for stereo sound

* Full-duplex speakerphone

* Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition

* Voice commands: call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account

* Voice memo recording

* 72-chord polyphonic ring tone support

* 15 Unique ring tones, plus vibrate and silent modes

* TTY/TDD support

* Hearing aid compatible (M3-Rating)

* Personal organizer with calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, plus world clock, calculator, Ez tip calculator tools

* 500 contacts address book with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry

* Speed dial (98 entries plus a voice mail default)

* English and Spanish language support

* GPS-enabled

* Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)

* Dimensions: 3.58" (H) x 1.93" (W) x 0.92" (D)

* Weight: 3.88 oz.

* Internal LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 176 x 220 Pixels, 10 Lines

* External LCD display: 65K Color OLED, 96 x 96 Pixels, 6 Lines

* Standard battery: 1,100 mAh Li-Ion

* Usage time: up to 230 Minutes or

* Standby Time: up to 380 hours

To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers simply equip their LG VX8300 with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, music and premium video. For more information, visit

The LG VX8300 is available for $99.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement today in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at


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