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TELUS first to bring LG Touch Phone to Canada
Posted: 28-Mar-2008 [Source: TELUS]

[TELUS announces availability of the LG VENUS touchscreen phone featuring dual LCD screens and intuitive touchscreen navigation.]

Toronto -- TELUS announced that it will be the first Canadian carrier to bring the next generation of the cell phone interface to life with the LG VENUS touchscreen phone. The LG Venus is the first in a series of LG Electronics touch screen phones TELUS will bring to Canadians this year. Touch screen user interfaces are typically reserved for high-end entertainment and productivity tools such as Smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) and this marks the first time that Canadians will be able to own a touch screen phone.

"Today's cell phones are incredibly powerful communications and entertainment devices. To better utilize the capabilities of these devices, we believe the touchscreen interface is the future," said Rizwan Jamal, senior vice-president of TELUS Consumer Solutions. "We are very excited to introduce the LG VENUS, the first of the LG Touch series. The LG VENUS will be followed by additional touchscreen phones later in the year to help keep our customers entertained and connected whenever they want, wherever they are."

"LG is excited to launch our LG VENUS Touch phone in Canada with TELUS. Canadians looking for style and state-of-the-art technology will love this phone," said, Andrew Barrett, vice-president of Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. "With the release of the LG VENUS, Canadians will be able to experience touch technology while they listen to their favourite songs and view videos, all packaged in a very attractive two-screen design."

Designed to impress, the LG Touch series has everything to satisfy Canadian appetites for style and entertainment. The LG VENUS is the first of the LG Touch series available this year from TELUS and is the only LG Touch phone that features dual LCD screens and intuitive touchscreen navigation. The LG VENUS is the perfect accessory for fashion conscious consumers on the prowl for the latest must-have phone.

The touchscreen user interface represents the biggest innovation in the cell phone user interface in years. The touchscreen simplifies the traditional phone keypad by eliminating up to a dozen keys that were previously used for navigating the menus of traditional cell phones. To further simplify the user interface, the touchscreen interface only displays user options that are relevant to the task.

The LG Touch series will support a wide range of entertainment services including TELUS mobile music, TELUS Mobile Radio, TELUS Mobile TV and TELUS Navigator.

The LG VENUS from TELUS is expected to be available by mid-April in black with silver trim, with a pink version available later in the spring. For more information about the LG VENUS from TELUS, please visit: www.telus.com

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