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The New LG VX8600 available at Verizon Wireless
Posted: 15-Nov-2006 [Source: Verizon]

[LG VX8600 features ability to download V CAST Music, video clips and 3D games; Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a microSD port all in a slim clamshell design.]

Basking Ridge, NJ and San Diego -- Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced today the launch of the newest sophisticated slim phone, the LG VX8600. Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, the LG VX8600 comes fully loaded with a robust line-up of features that Verizon Wireless customers have come to expect, including the ability to download V CAST Music, video clips and 3D games; Bluetooth capabilities for certain profiles; a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder; and a microSD(TM) expandable memory port -- all packaged within a sleek, lightweight design.

The LG VX8600 turns heads with its distinctively glossy piano black finish, glowing red, touch-sensitive, external music keys for easy access to V CAST Music and mp3 files. The LG VX8600 also offers advanced music playback capability, allowing customers the ability to browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone. With more than 1.4 million songs to choose from at the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music store, customers can download the songs they love most, accessing their music collection anywhere they go.

In addition to its sophisticated styling and advanced multimedia capabilities, the LG VX8600 offers a 1.3 megapixel camera to capture every moment and amazing video capabilities that allow customers to shoot up to one hour of video right from their handsets. For additional storage of music, videos and photos, the LG VX8600 features a microSD memory expansion slot that supports the newest SanDisk 2GB cards. Bluetooth functionality and stereo headset capabilities round out the list of features on this sleek new device.

The LG VX8600, exclusively available through Verizon Wireless, includes the following features:

* V CAST - Capable

-- V CAST Music - download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto removable microSD memory cards

-- Device supports external music keys for easy access to music and playlists

-- V CAST Video and 3D Games - download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more, or download the latest 3D games from top providers

* My Music - All songs, manage playlists; songs are auto organized by artist, genre and album; manage your music settings

* Music only mode

* MicroSD memory port - store music, customer generated pictures, video and sounds

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

-- Advanced audio Distribution Profile (for Bluetooth stereo headset support for listening to music

-- Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings

* 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder

-- Camera Resolution: 1280x960 pixels

-- Zoom function

-- Video Resolution: 176x144 pixels; video format: 3G2

-- Video Player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 and WMV formats

-- Record up to one hour of video

-- Video Message Mode - record up to 15 seconds of video

-- Set videos as wallpaper

* Get It Now-capable - download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more

* Mobile Web 2.0(SM) - capable - customizable, enhanced wireless access for the latest in news, sports, weather and more

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

-- Up to 1,064 characters of text for TXT Messaging

* Web-based e-mail and instant messaging

* Red touch navigation keys (protected when inactive)

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

* Speaker-Independent voice recognition - Call, Send Message, Go To, Check, Lookup, My Account

* Voice Memo Recording - one minute in standby or five minutes during a call

* True Tones - music ringers and clips from hit songs

* Flash user interface themes for personalization and Flash wallpapers with fun animations

* VZ Navigator(SM)-capable - get audible turn by turn directions and location information from the phone to more than 14 million points of interest

* Personal Tools - calendar, alarm clock, notepad, world clock, calculator and EZ Tip calculator tools

* Speed Dial (95 entries and pre-programmed entries for voicemail, including #BAL, #MIN, #PMT)

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

* Weight: 3.26 oz.

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

* Data transmission: high-speed EV-DO

* Usage time of up to 220 minutes, or up to 398 of standby time

The LG VX8600 is available today at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores including those in Circuit City and on www.verizonwireless.com for $129.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. V CAST Music songs cost 99 cents if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone.

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