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Cingular launches the CU400 from LG 3G handset featuring PTT
Posted: 05-Dec-2006 [Source: Cingular]

[The CU400 is Cingular's first 3G phone to offer Push to Talk (PTT) technology plus a VGA camera/camcorder and a full spectrum of enhanced messaging services.]

San Diego -- LG Mobile Phones and Cingular Wireless introduced the new CU400, Cingular's first 3G phone to offer the easy and convenient Push to Talk (PTT) technology and a vast array of cutting-edge mobile features.

The LG CU400 includes Push to Talk advanced voice capabilities which gives customers the ability to see whether their friends, family or co-workers are available to talk before they call and to connect instantly. With PTT, customers can talk to one person or a group of up to 30 people at the same time with just a push of a button. Customers also have the flexibility to easily convert a PTT call to a regular mobile call and to store up to 99 contacts.

For those customers who also want to stay entertained on the go, the LG CU400 includes an entertainment folder that includes easy access to pre-loaded games like Tetris and Ms. Pac-Man by Namco as well as music capabilities including Music ID, which allows you to identify songs at the touch of a button, The BUZZ to keep you up to date on the latest entertainment news and Music Videos to watch the latest videos from your favorite artists. In addition to these great entertainment capabilities, customers can also easily access Cingular Video by clicking on the dedicated CV button for the latest in news, sports, weather and more.

The sporty and compact design of the LG CU400 and advanced functionality gives Cingular customers the convenience of the latest in voice and entertainment without sacrificing style. This is a great device for customers who want the latest in technology including a built-in VGA camera/camcorder to capture those special moments as they happen and a full spectrum of enhanced messaging services, including Mobile email using Yahoo! Mail, MSN Hotmail, and AOL and Instant Messaging capabilities including AIM Instant Messenger(TM), Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN.

The LG CU400 is currently available at select Cingular locations, dealers & national retailers and online (www.cingular.com) at a suggested retail price of $29.99, after $50.00 manufacturer rebate and a two-year contract.

Below please find a complete list of CU400 features:

- Technology GSM

- Frequency GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad-Band)

- UMTS: 850/1900 MHz

- Data Transmission GPRS/EDGE/UMTS****

- Dimensions 3.36" (H) x 1.89 (W) x 0.90" (D)

- Weight 3.27 oz.

- Displays Internal LCD: 65K Color TFT,

- 176 x 220 Pixels, 11 Lines

- External LCD: Monochrome STN, 96 x 64 Pixels, 4 Lines

- Standard Battery 1,100 mAh Li-Ion

- Talk Time Up to 5 Hours*

- Standby Time Up to 12 Days & 12 Hours*

- Instantly speak with 1 or up to 30 people****

- Create up to 99 PTT Contacts and 30 Groups Total****

- View Detailed Availability of PTT Contacts****

- Convert PTT Calls to Cellular Calls****

- Instant Search Option in PTT Contacts****

- PTT over Bluetooth (use Bluetooth headset for PTT calls)****

- VGA Camera with Video

- Camera Resolutions: 640x480*, 320x240, 160x120 Pixels

- Video Resolutions: 320x240, 176x144* Pixels

- MMS Video Mode -- record up to 20 sec. of video*

- Video Record Format: 3GP

- Zoom: Up to 4x (camera) or 2x (video) **

- Multishot: Up to 9 shots in a row

- Self-Timer: 3, 5, or 10 seconds

- Customizable Shutter Tones, Brightness(2), White Balance(2), Color Effects(2), Quality(2) - Image Editor -- resize, crop, color effect, & rotate

- Bluetooth Version: 1.2

- Profiles Supported: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, general access, serial port, generic object exchange, object push, file transfer - Save up to 10 Bluetooth Pairings

- One-Touch Speakerphone

- Voice Memo Recording (4.5 min./memo for up to 16 memos)

- 10 Unique Ringtones + Vibrate & Silent Modes

- Music Tone Ringtone Support

- TTY/TDD Support

- Hearing Aid Compatible (M3/T3-Rating)

- Mobile Email -- Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL, AIM, & AT&T Yahoo!, BellSouth accounts**** - Register up to 10 Email Accounts****

- Instant Messaging -- AIM, MSN, Yahoo!****

- Hold up to 10 Open IM Conversations****

- MEdia Net -- faster web with 3G****

- Text Messaging (up to 765 characters) ****

- Multimedia (Picture/Video) Messaging****

- Java(TM) 2.0 Support for Application, Game, & Ringtone Downloads****

- Cingular Video -- stream video clips (up to 15 fps) over high-speed 3G network**** - Video Player (supports MPEG4, H.263, RealVideo)

- Music Communities -- chat rooms & fan sites with artist wallpapers & photos**** - MobiTV & MobiRadio -- streaming live TV & digital radio service****

- MusicID -- music recognition service****

- Billboard Mobile -- music news, ringtone catalog****

- Demo Games: Diner Dash, Ms. PAC-MAN, Platinum Sudoku, Tetris, World Poker Tour - Multitasking -- use voice and data simultaneously

- Tools: Alarm Clock, Calendar, Notepad, Calculator, Tip Calculator, World Clock, Tasks, Stop Watch, Unit Converter, Date Finder, D-Day Counter - Address Book with 500 Contacts -- each stores 5 numbers, 2 e-mail addresses, and a picture ID*** - Speed Dial (8 entries + 1 voicemail default)

- FOTA Capable -- upgrade firmware over the air

- Flight Mode (RF Off)

(1) Depends on unused memory.

(2) Available in camera & video modes.

* Default phone setting.

** Depends on image resolution and quality. Default camera setting of 640x480 pixels does not support zoom function.

*** Dependent on photos stored in your gallery.

# Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk time to vary

**** Cingular Wireless service required. 3G service is not available in all areas

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