Press Release

03/15/2005

SMOOTH ON THE OUTSIDE AND SHARP ON THE INSIDE, THE NEW SPRINT PCS VISIONSM PHONE VI-125 BY LG OFFERS STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

Sleek Design and a Full List of Advanced Features Make the Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG the Latest "Must-Have" Phone

Sleek Design and a Full List of Advanced Features Make the Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG the Latest "Must-Have" Phone

SAN DIEGO and OVERLAND PARK, KS - March 14, 2005 - Today LG Mobile Phones and Sprint (NYSE: FON) announced the launch of the Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG, a lightweight clamshell phone that offers sleek style and some of Sprint and LG's most popular features. The VI-125 by LG's compact shape is enhanced by its unobtrusive internal antenna, and the phone's sleek lightweight design integrates such key features as a side-key for triggering voice-activated dialing and memo recording. The VI-125 by LG comes with advanced functionalities, including full duplex speakerphone and voice-activated dialing for hands-free use and email capability, as well as fun extras to personalize the phone, including customizable avatars for Caller ID, recordable voice ringers and voice memo recording capabilities.
In addition to incorporating advanced features and sleek design, the java-enabled Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG can download screensavers, Music Tones and games from the Sprint PCS Vision network and browse the Internet with an Openwave WAP 2.0 browser. A brilliant 65,536-color internal screen highlights downloaded pictures and games. The two-way SMS capability allows users to
stay connected to friends and family and 30 built-in ringtones and a 200-entry phone book means you'll always know who's calling.
"The Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG offers consumers all the features they're looking for in a mobile phone, wrapped up in one of the sleekest, most compact handsets that LG has ever come out with," said Jon Maron, director, marketing communications for LG Mobile Phones. "For anyone looking for all of LG and Sprint's comprehensive capabilities in a compact package, the VI-125 by LG is the handset they've been eagerly awaiting."
"We have many customers who want to carry a compact handset but don't want to miss out on some of the more popular functionalities," said John Garcia, senior vice president - Consumer Sales and Distribution, Sprint. "With the sleek design of the Sprint PCS Vision Phone VI-125 by LG, we can offer customers the key benefits of the Sprint PCS Vision network in a lightweight package."

Features of the Sprint PCS VI-125 by LG include:



  • Network: Dual Band/Tri-Mode
  • Freq: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA/Analog
  • Memory: Download up to 1,024 KB
  • Size: 3.53" x 1.76" x 0.93"
  • Weight: 3.35 oz
  • Internal Display: 1.08" x 1.41," 128 x 160 pixels, 65,536 color STN LCD, 9 lines (16 characters) + 1 line icons
  • External Display: 0.81" x 0.62," 96 x 64 pixels, Monochrome STN, 3 lines
  • Batteries: 1,000 mAh Li-Ion (std), 1,700 mAh Li-Ion (opt)
  • Talk Time (Digital): Up to 3.5 hours (std)*
  • Clamshell with Internal Antenna
  • Full-Duplex Speakerphone
  • Download Pictures, Ringers & J2ME Games with Sprint PCS Vision
  • Openwave WAP 2.0 Browser including JPEG, BMP, WBMP, GIF, PNG & WPNG Image Support
  • Two-Way Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Send and Receive E-mail
  • CMX 3.0 32-Chord Polyphonic Sound Support
  • Recordable Voice Ringers
  • 30 Built-In Ringtones Plus Vibrate and Silent Modes
  • Voice Memo Recorder (Up to 30 memos for up to 3 total minutes)
  • Voice-Activated Dialing (Up to 30 Entries)
  • Personal Tools and Planner: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Notepad, Calculator, Ez Tip Calc, World Clock
  • Internal Phone Book (Up to 200 Entries for up to 600 Total Numbers)
  • Customizable Avatars for Caller ID (Customizable face, clothes, deco, hair)
  • Speed Dialing (98 Entries + 1 Default for Voice Mail)
  • One-Touch Silent Mode
  • T9 Predictive Text Input, TTY/TTD Support, 5-Way Navigation Key




Sprint PCS service required
*Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk time to vary.


About Sprint
Sprint offers an extensive range of innovative communication products and solutions, including global IP, wireless, local and multiproduct bundles. A Fortune 100 company with more than $27 billion in annual revenues in 2004, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network; an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone; and one of the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide wireless networks in the United States. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/mr.

About LG Electronics
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea Stock Exchange: 06657.KS), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, was established in'58 and has grown into a global force in electronics, information and communications products with annual total revenues of US $29.9 billion (consolidated). With more than 64,000 employees working in 73 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world, LG Electronics is comprised of four main business companies including Mobile Communications, Digital Display, Digital Media, and Digital Appliance.

The LG Mobile Communications Company provides total solutions ranging from wired and wireless handsets to telecommunication equipment. The company is a leader in the innovation and development of cutting-edge technologies in next-generation wireless telecommunications and is steadily expanding its global market share in 3G (WCDMA / CDMA2000) wireless systems.

LG Electronics' goal worldwide is to create and enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives better than ever. For more information please visit www.lgusa.com.

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