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LG Electronics Mobilecomm and Cingular Wireless Offer the First 3G Phone with Push To Talk


The Fully Loaded CU400 Features High Speed UMTS Technology, Push-to-Talk Capability And Bluetooth

Today LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (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.

Cingular's 3G network gives customers some of the fastest mobile data connections available worldwide, allowing them to quickly and easily download streaming entertainment, news, games, sports clips and mobile applications at broadband-like speed. Cingular's 3G service is currently available in 145 markets.

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. Pack-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 ability to pack such a wide variety of cutting edge features into one handset is definitely a point of pride for us," said Jeff Hwang, senior vice president of marketing and product strategy, LG Electronics MobileComm. "Features like high speed 3G, Push to Talk and Bluetooth capability make the CU400 one of the most versatile phones in the U.S., making a great device for both functionality and fun."

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, 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, Brightness2, White Balance2, Color Effects2, Quality2
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 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)