Press Release

09/24/2009

LG extends it social networking handset range with the made for messaging GW300

Berkshire, UK, September 24th, 2009 - LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today announces its latest handset to join LG’s rapidly expanding social networking range. The new LG GW300 brings a fresh form factor to its line-up of handsets with a full QWERTY keypad, 2.4” landscape display and a five-way navigational pad for simple browsing.

E:\Jem\etna2.jpgThe made for messaging handset features a designated Facebook application similar to the LG GW520*, providing instant and direct access enabling users to maintain their all important online social statuses in real-time. The LG GW300 contains LiveSquare, which allows all your favourite contacts to show up on your homescreen as avatars, so when a friend sends you a message, their avatar will immediately let you know. With a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, Bluetooth and expandable memory up to 4GB the LG GW300 is also ideal for storing multimedia files.

 

E:\Jem\etna2.jpg“It didn’t come as a surprise last week that Facebook announced its user number now totals 300 million, as the mobile industry is continuing to experience consumer demand for social networking focused devices. The new LG GW300 maintains LG’s dedication to bringing innovative social networking handsets to the market as they increasingly become the central communication point for avid social network users” says Jeremy Newing, head of marketing, LG Mobile UK and Ireland.

 

Available from O2 in electric blue and in vibrant red on Orange the LG GW300 is a bright addition to LG’s social networking range.

 

* Network dependent

 

FULL SPECIFICATION for the LG GW300

 

QWERTY

Yes

Frequency

GPRS 900/1800/1900

Dimension: L*W*D (MM)

115.5x61x12.75

Battery, Max (MAH)

Li-Polymer 900mAh

Display

 

Type

TFT

Size

2.4inch

Resolution

240x320

Colours

262K

Sub Display

N/A

Messaging

 

Threaded SMS

Yes

Email

Yes

Data Connectivity

 

Browser

WAP 2.0 / HTML

USB

V2.0

PC Sync

Yes

Audio/Video

 

Camera

2.0MP 4x digital zoom

Video Codec

MPEG4, H.263

FM Radio

Yes

MP3

Yes

Audio Codec

MP3, AAC+, WMA, AMR, Midi

Memory

 

User

10mb

External

MircoSD (up to 4GB)

Advanced features

 

Java

Java 2.0

Bluetooth

V2.1

Other

Flash UI, 3.5mm headphone jack

 

 

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event.

 

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information or high res images, please contact

 

Charlotte Stoel / George Griffiths

Firefly Communications

lgmobileteam@fireflycomms.com

+44 (0)20 7386 1564

 

Sarah Brambley

LG Electronics

sarah.brambley@lge.com

+44 (0) 1753 491 628

+44 (0) 7793 795 990

+44 (0) 7793 795 990

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