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  • Updated
  • 07/06/2010
Sydney, Australia – June 8th, 2010: LG Electronics, a worldwide design leader in mobile technology today launched the first of a number of Android smartphones it plans to introduce in Australia in 2010, the LG GW620.
Social networking savvy and stylish to boot, the handset boasts a QWERTY keyboard, coupled with a resistive touchscreen, meaning a host of fun and entertainment in the palm of your hands.
Perfectly positioned for the growing trend in mobile social networking, the LG GW620 seamlessly integrates ease of use and interactivity as access to networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are available via the Social Networking Manager (SNM) on the phone. The SNM allows users to update their status, check out their friends’ Tweets and send messages through the phones ‘Linkbook ‘ interface – ensuring that users can manage multiple SNS accounts.
From web browsing using the Android operating system to navigating over 60,000 Google Marketplace apps, the five-line slider QWERTY keyboard and interactive touchscreen, makes for a rich and engaging experience, especially for first time users.
Emails and messages are typed with speed and accuracy using the large keyboard while multimedia sites, such as YouTube, are conveniently at your fingertips.
“The LG GW620 is our first Android phone and we’re very proud of its social networking capabilities,” said Nathan Dunn, General Manager, Mobile Communication, LG Electronics Australia.
“It has become increasingly important for many Australians to connect via the internet to a growing number of social networking sites, providing a convenient way to keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers. The LG GW620 has been designed to ensure that users will be better connected than ever before.”
The LG GW620’s ‘Auto Face-Tagging’ and ‘Face to Action’ technology never forgets a face. Simply tag a friend’s face in a photo taken by the crisp five-megapixel camera and it can be easily uploaded to your favourite site or shared via SMS or MMS by simply touching the face on the display.
The LG GW620 embraces features that deliver entertainment in various ways, the dynamic HVGA 3-inch LCD allows true-to-life viewing of videos with DivX and Xvid support and the added convenience of a 3.5-mm audio jack connects your favourite headset on the versatile LG GW620.
Fans can follow LG GW620 on Facebook ( and Twitter (@LG_GW620). Users are able to download Google-verified applications directly to their phone from the Android MarketPlace.
The LG GW620 is available now through Crazy John’s dealers ($299 Prepaid) and Telechoice dealers on a $29 Cap plan.
For more information please visit the LG website at or call 1300 LG CARE (1300 542 273) for stockists.
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. For more information, please visit
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players and video products for the consumer and professional markets. LG's product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, home theater systems, Blu-ray disc players, audio components and video players, and plasma display panels, among others. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience.
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Danny Wong, LG-One
Tel : 02 8281 3826
Lena Sachs, LG-One
Tel: 02 8281 3875
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