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LG Mobile Leads the Pack with Innovation for 2009

  • Updated
  • 09-02-2009

Johannesburg 9 February 2009- LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader of advanced wireless handsets and accessories, is proud to announce its mobile phone and accessories offerings.
With just some of the products for 2009, LG Mobile Phones delivers style and function to the wireless industry, meeting the demands of today’s mobile consumer.

“Delivering phones for all consumers is one of the most important aspects of our business. With every product we launch, LG strives to push the envelope combining state-of-the-art features and flawless design to match every lifestyle,” says Dr. Michelle Potgieter, Marketing Director, LG Electronics South Africa. “For the trendsetters, social texters or inspired photographers our award winning phones offer customised innovative technology for all ages and interests.”

Featured LG Handsets for 2009 Include:
LG KC550
The LG-KC550 is designed to easily capture fantastic moments that require a speedy reaction. Its five megapixel imaging sensor and the Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens can produce ultra-fine enlargements in high resolution and with the 30fps video encoding/decoding at D1(720X480) resolution, users can also view DVD quality movies and downloads on the wide and vivid screen. For tech-savvy gamers, the LG-KC550 also features motion controlled game called “M-toy” that has a gyroscope-like effect. By tilting or rotating the handset, the user can throw darts, hook a fish, or even navigate a maze.

LG KP500
The LG KP500 is a full touch screen handset that is slim and lightweight and comes in black, Vandyke brown, Anodizing silver, and Elegant gold. It comes with an embedded stylus pen for the advanced handwriting recognition program that allows the user to write memos and text messages; and also edit photo images by touching the screen with the pen tip. The QWERTY onscreen keyboard slides into view when the LG-KP500 is held horizontally, and the auto rotating display always orientates images or documents for proper viewing no matter which way the handset is turned. Also packed into the LG KP500 are motion sensor games that are played by turning, flipping, and shifting the handset for a more active and fun gaming experience.

LG Watch Phone
Recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, this wearable phone features a full touch-screen interface for navigating menus, 3G capabilities and video calling. It is the first production ready 3G mobile phone watch and features a curved tempered glass face, high quality metal casing and is only 13.9mm thick. It is as technologically advanced as it is stylish. The LG Watch Phone is the first touch-based watch phone in the world to feature 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatibility, enabling high-speed data transmission and video phone calls using the built-in camera. Voice recognition features can be used with or without a Bluetooth headset making it easier to place calls and look up contacts. Text to Speech (TTS) reads text messages and other information out loud for even greater convenience.

The latest edition of the PRADA Phone by LG (KF900) offers a collection of technical upgrades catering to today’s highest mobile needs. The new handset preserves the same original minimalist exterior that has now become a key design inspiration of touch screen handsets worldwide. The handset’s user interface also receives a powerful improvement with LG’s latest active flash UI technology and haptic feedback on touch input, enhancing the experience of the phone’s exclusive contents offerings. Dynamic upgrades to the software is well complimented by hardware extensions that include 3G capability with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps and advanced 5 megapixel camera featuring slow motion video recording and DivX playback. Other features include Wi-Fi, full HTML browser, and video calling capabilities. The phone also comes standard with exclusive PRADA elements including the PRADA animation films dedicated to the PRADA Phone by LG and wallpapers illustrating principal themes from PRADA’s annual design collections dating back to 2001.

The Prada II also features the Prada Watch accessory. Not to be confused with the LG Watch Phone, the Prada Wear Link will connect seamlessly via Bluetooth to display the numbers of incoming calls or messages. Calls can even be silently rejected with a quick press of a button while the phone vibrates gently to let the wearer know that the Prada II is ringing.

Featured LG Accessories for 2009 include:
Bluetooth Speakerphone (Solar Car-Kit), HFB-500
With its solar-panel backing, LG's new HFB-500 eliminates the need for a traditional electrical power source. Whether attached to the car windshield or taken outdoors, it can be used as a speakerphone for clear wireless calling. As a hands-free device, the HFB-500 provides up to 16 hours of talk time, and up to 1,100 hours of standby time. The Speakerphone can be solar charged, with an additional one hour of talk time, for every two hours of sunlight.