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01/07/2007

FUSIC mobile phone amongst 11 CES Innovations award winners for LG Electronics

FUSIC mobile phone amongst 11 CES Innovations award winners for LG Electronics

 

Function and fashion continue to fuel LG product development

 

 

Las Vegas, January 7, 2007 --- The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year is an especially sweet one for LG Electronics, as 11 LG products have been honored with CES 2007 Innovations awards. Included in this group is FUSIC, a new mobile phone that comes equipped with a full-function MP3 player and FM Radio Transmitter, providing the user with a wide range of listening and communication options. Recently launched through all Bell Mobility outlets, this phone is now readily available for music-loving Canadian customers.

 

 

“We are thrilled that so many of our products have received CES Innovations awards this year, in particular FUSIC, since it is such a great example of the style and innovation LG brings to Canadian consumers,” says William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Canada. “Worldwide, LG takes pride in offering products that not only look great but also provide the latest features that consumers demand.”.

 

 

LG earned the awards in five different product divisions (Video Displays, Home Theater Accessories, Home Appliance, Wireless Peripherals and Wireless Communications) and has won an impressive 40 Innovations Awards in the last four years alone. All eleven products will be on display at CES, which takes place January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. LG will also be introducing a number of new products across all product divisions at the convention. 

 

 

LG Electronics products honored with 2007 CES Innovations Awards are:

 

 

Video Displays

42-inch Plasma HDTV w/ OCAP (42PC1DN)*  - chnology, multistream CableCARD capabilities and interactive capabilities, as well as high-definition content and interactive services like Video-on-Demand and PayPerView.

 

* model not currently available in Canada

Home Theater Accessories

Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit (ACC96WK) - LG’s ACC96WK, a wireless rear speaker kit, eliminates wires from the main unit to the rear speakers, allowing for convenient speaker placement options.  It is compatible with any LG and even most competitors’ home theater systems.  The unit’s digital Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum transmission technology ensures reliable high-quality audio performance in any home environment.

Wireless Communications

Chocolate by LG (LG 8500)- Featuring a super-slim style for sophisticated palettes, consumers can indulge in the luxury and innovation of Chocolate by LG.  The Chocolate’s sleek, ultra thin minimalist style and silky-smooth slide design is perfectly complimented by its glowing red touch sensitive keypad.  The keypad is the first-of-its-kind in the Canada and can be used to navigate phone menus as well as the integrated MP3 player.

 

 

LG 550 FUSIC -  The FUSIC by LG is a mobile phone designed with the music lover in mind.  A cool, thin phone, the FUSIC looks, feels and plays like a portable music player and proves to be the ideal device for on-the-go users seeking a fully featured phone.  Additionally, the FUSIC is the first mobile phone in the Canada to feature an FM Transmitter for listening to music through a radio or car stereo.

 

 

LG 490 Featuring Fastap- In conjunction with Digit Wireless – The 490 featuring Fastap is a mobile phone designed to make mobile life simple for the today’s consumer.  The LG 490’s sleek clamshell design and full alphanumeric Fastap keypad combines functionality with style that mobile consumers look for in today’s devices.  The Fastap keypad can be used for easier discovery, access and use of the mobile handset and mobile operator key services such as Messaging (SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, Mobile Email) and the Mobile Internet.

 

 

LG Bluetooth® Stereo Lanyard Headset (HBS-110) * - Talk or listen to music hands free with the Bluetooth Stereo headset from LG.  The Bluetooth Stereo Headset is comfortable, easy to use and provides high quality stereo sound with up to six hours of music play.

* model not currently available in Canada

Wireless Peripherals

 

LG Bluetooth® Stereo Lanyard Headset (HBS-110) * - The headset features all necessary controls on the front, including play/pause, rewind/fast-forward and volume control. The integrated LCD display is useful since it displays the current status of the Bluetooth connection, as well as what. Bluetooth profile is currently active. It also shows the current volume level. But the most useful feature is that it displays the caller's number, so you won't have to take out the phone from your pocket each time.

 

* model not currently available in Canada

Home Appliances

LG Control Center Laundry with AdaptAble™ Control - The Control Center Laundry with movable AdaptAble™ Controls provides the space saving convenience of stackable laundry without compromising capacity and easy-to-reach controls.  The Adaptable control of the dryer can be placed on the top of the unit for side-by-side installations, or moved to the bottom for a stack configuration, ensuring the control is always at a convenient height and is versatile enough to suit a consumer’s changing needs.

 

 

LG Dual-Convection Electric Range- A first-of-its-kind dual-convection range that promotes even cooking of food and helps reduce pre-heating time – ultimately delivers enhanced convenience and functionality to consumers. LG’s Dual-Convection Electric Range utilizes two convection fans, each surrounded by a heating element, that work in concert to provide more even baking and faster roasting of food.

 

 

LG Three-Door Refrigerator with Linear Compressor - The industry-first Panorama™ Three-Door Refrigerator addresses consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products by incorporating a high-efficiency linear compressor, which results in increased energy savings and reduced noise for users. Overall, this new model is expected to exceed the current Energy Star® rating up to 10 percent.

 

LG Three-Door Refrigerator with Vertical Dispenser - An industry first, the new LG Panorama™ Three-Door Refrigerator incorporates an extra-tall (10+ inches) vertical water dispenser which provides added convenience and a unique, sleek, stylish design. An LCD display panel and stainless steel control buttons are vertically arranged to the left of the dispenser, creating a taller ice and water access zone. The unit also incorporates revolutionary refrigeration technology that places the icemaker within the freezer compartment located at the bottom of the unit.

 

 

About LG Electronics, Inc.

 

 

LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products, with more than 72,000 employees working in 77 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $35 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises four main business companies: Digital Display, Digital Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. For more information please visit www.lg.ca

 

 

For additional information for LG, please contact:

 

Cameron Gordon cgordon@highroad.com

High Road Communications

416-644-2252

cgordon@highroad.com

 

 

AJ Gratton agratton@highroad.com

High Road Communications

416-644-2286

agratton@highroad.com

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