Press Release

05/29/2009

LG launches two new social networking devices to its range with the LG GT505 and LG GW520

Boasting messaging features designed for effortless contact with friends and family

Berkshire, UK, 29 May 2009
- LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announces the launch of the LG GW520 and LG GT505. These two new handsets enable consumers to be at the heart of their online communities anytime, anywhere, with push updates from social networking sites and both business and personal email.

Following the success of LG's feature-rich messaging device the LG KS360, these new additions boast more messaging functions that are smarter and easy-to-use. The LG GW520 and the LG GT505 are the first LG phones to offer push social networking updates allowing consumers to receive alerts from multiple social network sites as they are posted. Users now have the ease of use and functionality to update their own statuses, personal pages or photos. Both new models support push email for personal accounts and have Microsoft Exchange ActiveSyncfor business accounts.


"Mobile communications have been about more than just voice based calls for a long time, but consumers are now demanding more than just SMS and IM services. They want the kind of messaging and social networking features previously the preserve of high end handsets on a wide range of models, and that is what LG is offering. We recognise the demand for mobile devices that enable quick and easy interaction with social network sites as a growing market. LG aspires to be at the forefront of this with the launch of these great mobile phones." said Jeremy Newing, head of marketing, LG Mobile UK.

LG GW520

The LG GW520 is a mobile made for messaging be that via social networks, email or SMS and IM. It enables users to connect to their communities and grow their social life on the move.

Features of the LG GW520 include:
- 2.8" full touchscreen
- Full slide-out QWERTY keypad
- Push email via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
- HSPDA 7.2
- 3G enabled
- WAP 2.0 browser
- 3-megapixel camera


This handset also includes LG's LiveSquare feature which enables the consumer to see those friends that you talk to most often appearing as an animated character on the homescreen. These characters enable quick and easy access to a contact at the click of a button.

LG GT505

The LG GT505 allows easy navigation using Wisepilotfor LG. This handset comes preloaded with a 30-day free trial of WisePilotfor LG, a turn-by-turn navigation solution, which offers voice instruction and a choice of 2D and 3D mapping to guide users to their destinations.

Features of the LG GT505 include:
- 3" full touchscreen
- GPS
- 30-day free trial of WisePilot
- Push email via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
- Wi-Fi (TM)
- HSDPA 3.6
- 3G enabled
- Voice instruction
- 5-megapixel camera


The LG GW520 will be available widely across most networks in June 2009.

The LG GT505 will be available on Orange from June 2009.

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*Availability of email services is dependent on the operator service package provided

*Wisepilotand the Wisepilotlogo are registered trademarks of Appello System AB. Preload of Wisepilotfor LG is dependent on the operator service package provided.


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(TM) and A Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). 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.

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