LG Launches New Mini Phone

Seoul April 07, 2010 — LG Electronicshas launched its new LG Mini (LG GD880), a pocket-size communication hub that maximizesyoumobile web experience.

LG Mini claims to be the first phone to use the proprietary HTML 5-compatible Phantom Browser, which offers a much faster and more stable ir nternet experience. Mini also includes special internet applications and social network connection features that make keeping in touch with online friends easier than ever.

LG Mini is a 3.2-inch full touchscreen phone that feels solid in the hand and is small enough to fit into any pocket. A button-free face contributes to Mini’s simple and sleek personality while textured metal accents on the sides add to the phone’s visual appeal without detracting from its clean look.

Online Applications provide access to late-breaking information and entertainment in real-time. Applications from BBC News and AccuWeather are pre-installed and content from partners Amazon, CNN International, The New York Times, eBay and Fox News will be available through the LG Widget Gallery.

LG Mini also offers push email, 5.0 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, FM radio and 7.2 Mbps HDSPA.

The LG Mini will be available in April starting in Europe followed by other regions. Prices will vary country-to-country.

Source: Korea Newswire

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LG Launches New Android-Based Optimus One Smartphone

It is not difficult to see why people believe that smartphones are the next big thing in mobile computing. With their ability to remain connected to the internet almost 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the smartphone has proven itself to be a tremendous asset for people dependent on the consumption and dissemination of online content for their communication or livelihood needs.
And when the smartphone plays such a vital role in today’s highly connected world, it is of upmost importance that one gets a device that is capable of fulfilling such needs as efficiently as possible, while delivering the best user experience at the same time. And this is precisely what LG Electronics is claiming to be capable of with its newly launched LG Optimus One, an Android-powered smartphone.

Officiating the launch at the Pan Pacific Hotel was Augustine Lim (pictured below), Director of Mobile Communications for LG Electronics Singapore, who spoke about the significance of the Optimus product line and what it meant for the company.

“This is a very important day for us at LG, because we are launching the first of our full range of key products,” he said. “It (the LG Optimus One) is going to foray our entry into the smartphone market.”
Also present at the launch was Patrick Fong, Product Manager for Mobile Communications at LG Electronics, who talked about the various features LG had implemented into the Optimus One in order to distinguish itself from the competition.

“You will notice that the LG Optimus One has a ‘with Google’ brand attached to it,” he said. “This is because LG actually co-developed the phone with Google, and the software has been optimized in order to run faster on the Optimus One’s hardware.”
Specs-wise, the LG Optimus One sports the standard hardware one would usually expect in a smartphone. A 600MHz processor provides the smartphone’s processing capabilities, while the bundled 1500 mAh battery offers a respectable 450 minutes of 3G talk time on a single charge. The device also has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen which is capable of HVGA resolutions (320 x 480).

LG launches latest range of Home Entertainment products in Singapore

Singapore, April 29, 2009 – LG today announced the launch of its latest range of LCD, Plasma TVs and Home Theatre Systemsin Singapore.Designed toprovide a premium home entertainment experience to consumers, LG’s latest range of home entertainment products seamlessly integrate audiophile-quality sound, smart technology, stylish design and optimum functionality.

LG LH50

Boasting LG’s Full HD TruMotion 200Hz technology, the LH50 creates images thatlook natural and clear, withoutdistortion. Italso creates sharper images by precisely controlling its scanning backlight. This means that every pixel of full HD 1080p resolution has real-life clarity and sharpness.

LG’s Picture Wizard provides an onscreen guide to precisely adjust the LH50 to produce the best picture quality to suit different room environments, with interface designed to be extremely easy to use. Three preset AV Modes -cinema, sport, and game -help to optimize the picture and sound with a single button on the remote.

The LH50 uses LG’s unique Invisible Speaker and Clear Voice II technologies to create optimal sound quality. Audio guru Mr. Mark Levinson helped tune its Invisible Speakers, which use the entire bezel of the TV as a sounding board, to create deep and dramatic sound without the need for unsightly speaker grilles.

LG LH70

The new LH70 is distinctive and striking thanks to its superior picture and sound quality packaged in a sleek and eye-catching silhouette. It also boastsincredibly sharp full HD image qualityusing LG’s TruMotion 100Hz technology with rich audio.

Compared to the previous Scarlet model, the LH70’s tuner and components have been reallocated from behind the screen to its base. This reduces its thickness to a perfect 1.6-inch (42-inch), making the LH70 an incredibly slim all-in-one Full HD LCD TV.

The LG LH70 supportsBluetooth, USB 2.0 and DivX. This means you can connect to yourmobile phones through Bluetooth and display mobile pictures and movies in the living room. A USB 2.0 port and DivX support make it easy to watch high resolution video files stored on external hard discs, memory cards or other USB devices. Features like Expert Mode, AV mode and 24p Real Cinema ensure great picture quality for any type of programming.

LG HB954PB

Arecipient of a CES 2009 Innovations Award, the HB954PM isthe manufacturer’sfirst premium Blu-ray home theatre system that claims to provide absolute clarity in audio and video as well as unlimited access to diverse content from Blu-ray discsand YouTube instant streaming.

Supporting a variety of formats from Blu-ray, DVDs to CDs, the HB954PB enables users to enjoy outstanding audio and visual performance. The HB954PB also allows you to connecttwo HDMI inputs from your favourite game console and HD setup box for superiod audio enjoyment.

LG BD370

The LG BD370 supports BD Live (BD-ROM Profile 2.0), which enables users to connect to the Internet and gain access to the premium features such as movie trailers, behind the scenes, subtitles and other information.

Italso enable users to stream online media from YouTube through high-speed Internet access to enjoy thousands of streaming video clips as well as multi-player interactive games and quizzes.

The BD370is supports various file formats including DivX, MPEG4, video, JPEG, MP3, and WMA. These can be stored on optical media like CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs or on USB memory.

LG’s latest range of Home Entertainment systems will be available locally at all major consumer electronic outlets from April 2009. For more information and details,check outhttp://www.lgtv.sg/

LG launches KS20 Windows Mobile Phone

Singapore, March 13 2008 — LG Electronics, a worldwide technology leader in mobile communications has today announced the launch of its first Windows Mobile ® 6 smartphone in Asia – the LG KS20. Designed to provide an enriched mobile internet experience in a slim and stylish device, the LG KS20 smartphone features a full complement of multimessaging and multimedia functionality including push email, instant messaging, video calling and even an inbuilt FM radio. The LG KS20 also provides unsurpassed flexibilities in wireless connectivity options with built-in WiFi and support for HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) wireless broadband at speeds of up to 3.2Mbps.

“LG’s first Windows Mobile®-powered smartphone integrates the latest in connectivity and productivity technologies in a compact and slim device,” said Mr. Jae Bae, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “The innovations found in the LG KS20 – together with its cutting edge design – have made it a compelling device for individuals that want to balance work and leisure while on the go, further extending LG’s leadership in next-generation 3G mobile devices.”Appealing to those who admire a phone for its design as much as its features, the glossy KS20 has a 2.8” LCD flat touch screen with an intuitive touch system that users can navigate and input instructions with a stylus as well as with their fingers. Slim and sleek at only 12.8mm thin, the LG KS20 further integrates a 2 megapixel camera, MP3 playback, Bluetooth 2.0, Cursive script recognition, WiFi connectivity, 128MB internal memory, Micro SD external memory support and video calling.Customers can also appreciate the LG KS20’s full complement of office productivity applications from Microsoft®, such as Outlook®, Office, and Windows Live™ for Windows Mobile. Productivity users will be able to sync with Microsoft® Exchange out-of-the-box, create and edit Word and Excel documents, as well as view PowerPoint presentations.The LG-KS20 will be available locally at major mobile phone retail outlets from 13 March 2008 priced at $ 888 (including GST).

LG launches first 3D-capable notebook in Korea, calls it the A530

LG has announced the availability of its first 3D-capable notebook, the LG Xnote A530, for sale in its domestic market. According to the Korean electronics company, the new LG Xnote A530 is designed to encourage adoption of 3D technology among consumers in their entertainment and productivity needs.

Not much about the new Xnote A530 series of 3D-capable notebooks have been revealed by LG, although a machine translation of LGs recent press release has claimed that the notebooks will feature a 15-inch display that is capable of resolutions of up to 1080p, and also sports two built-in webcams which users can utilize for capturing stills or videos in either 2D or 3D. The press release also claims that the new Xnote A530 notebooks will be powered by a combination of Intels second generation Core i7 processors and NVIDIAs GT555M graphics card, although it did not mention which specific i7 processors will be used for the notebook.

Last but definitely not least, the machine translation of LGs announcement seems to suggest that the new Xnote A530 notebooks will reportedly come with what appears to be a “True 3D PT” tool which allows users to create presentations that can be converted to 3D and subsequently displayed on 3D-capable TVs and monitors.

No details about the Xnote A530s pricing and global availability (if at all) has been announced by LG at this point of time.

Source: LG Korea

LG Launches Cooking Portal To Teach You How To Create World-class Cuisines In Your Kitchen

LGhas announced the launch of an online cooking portalwith over 100 recipes ofdishes from select countries. Packed with useful features and expert cooking tips for amateur and advanced cooks alike, the portalis designed as a guide for cooking enthusiasts in creating world-class cuisines at the comfort oftheir own kitchens.

“Cook As You Are” is one of thesite’s innovative feature wherebya usercan request recommendation by choosing specific options among six categories: Cultures, Occasions, Courses, Ingredients, Methods and Expertise. The user’s choices will be used to determine the right recipe recommendation from various cultures.Users will also be able to view recipe recommendations from renowned personalities such as Guy Martin, a three-star Michelin chef from France.

In another section of the site titled “Choose Your Kitchen”, consumers can experience many international dishes — up to 100 cultural recipes — as well as professional cooking tips and techniques from world-renowned chefs. The recipes are broken down into step-by-step details and matched with photos to make it as convenient as possible for home cooks to bring famous international dishes to their tables. The site will also offer insights on ways to maximize LG cooking appliances to improve the recipe or to make the cooking process more convenient.

Check outLG’s new cooking portal atwww.lg.com/cooking. The site is currently available in English and Korean but will also be offered in German and French later this month.

Source: Korea Newswire

LG Launched 3 New Santa Rosa Notebooks

LG Electronics today announced the availability of three new notebooks – LGR200-G, LG R200-Q (SideShow Dual Screen) and LG R405–G, which will be equippedwith Intel’s next-generation Centrino Mobile technology based on the Santa Rosaplatform – bringing high performance with trend-setting designs.
The Santa Rosa platform consists of Intel ® Core ™ 2 Duo processor, a morepowerful mobile chip, optional up-to-date wireless LAN, and Intel® Turbo Memory,offering high-efficiency and fast wireless Internet specifications.

The Santa Rosa platform comes with Intel’s NAND flash-based platformaccelerator which enables a much shorter boot-up time and increases powersavings. Also, Santa Rosa platform’s ability to switch between single-threadedand multi-threaded tasks allows it to perform as well as a mobile gamingplatform.

“With the introduction of Santa Rosa platform, LG has further secured itsleadership position in technology. LG’s cutting-edge technology and uniquedesigns will satisfy the group of customers who choose to purchase products froman established premium brand like LG,” said Howard Lee, Managing Director for LGElectronics Singapore.

The glossy black and white LG R200-G is a 12.1” widescreen multimedia powerhousethat supports independent graphics, built-in ODD, and SRS WOW HD sounds,delivering the most powerful multimedia performance of sub-notebooks. Packedwith Intel® Turbo Memory that has a remarkable improved speed of program loadingand booting, as well as the wireless LAN Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N, the LGR200-G shows a maximum speed of 270Mbps which is five times faster than existingnotebooks.

The LG R200-Q (SideShow) has dual LCD SideShow. Windows SideShow is a newtechnology that allows the Windows Vista operating system to drive auxiliarydisplays, providing consumers with faster and easier to use bite-size bits ofinformation. The LG R200-Q utilizes NVIDIA Preface technology that allowsconsumers to access the programs and data stored in the main system even whenthe notebook is in hibernation mode or turned off. Some of the many gadgets thatcan be used on the go without draining battery life include music playback,photo slideshows, e-mail, calendars, world clocks, stock quotes, RSS feeds, andmore.

The wave-patterned, glossy 14.1” widescreen entertainment notebook – LG R405-G –is the Santa Rosa platform model of its predecessor, LG R400. The LG R405-G alsofeatures the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7100 with embedded Intel GMA 965(x3100) graphics, delivering advanced performance and design.

The LG R200–G, R200-Q (SideShow) and LG R405-G are available from 30th Augustonwards at Comex 2007. The RCP are available with the specifications below andboth notebooks come with a one-year international warranty.

Specifications

R200 – G
Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7100, 2MB L2 Cache, 1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB
Display 12.1" WXGA(1280×800),*Fine Bright Technology
Graphics Intel® GMA X3100 (up to 358MB)
HDD 160GB(SATA)
Wireless Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N or Intel® Pro/Wireless 3945ABG(802.11a/b/g)or 802.11bg
Intel Turbo Memory *Yes
Bluetooth *Yes (Bluetooth v2.0+EDR)
Multimedia Card Slot 5-in-1 (XD/SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Audio 24bit High Definition
Dimensions (WxDxH) 301 x 226 x 31 ~ 34 mm
Weight 1.91kg
RCP R200 – G: S$ 2,499

R200 – Q (Dual Screen – Side Show)
Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300, 2MB L2 Cache, 1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB
Display 12.1" WXGA(1280×800),*Fine Bright Technology, SideShow: 2.5"QVGA(320×240)
Graphics ATI® MobilityTM Radeon® HD 2300 (128MB VRAM, *HyperMemory™ Support)
HDD 160GB(SATA)
Wireless Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N or Intel® Pro/Wireless 3945ABG(802.11a/b/g)or 802.11bg
Intel Turbo Memory *Yes
Bluetooth *Yes (Bluetooth v2.0+EDR)
Multimedia Card Slot 5-in-1 (XD/SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Audio SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround XT, 24bit High Definition
Dimensions (WxDxH) 301 x 226 x 31 ~ 34 (mm)
Weight 1.91kg
Specialty SideShow: 2.5" QVGA(320×240)
RCP R200 – Q (Side Show) : S$ 3,299

R405 – G
Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7100, 2MB L2 Cache, 1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB
Display 14.1" WXGA(1280×800)/WXGA+(1440×900),*Fine Bright Technology
Graphics Intel® GMA X3100 (up to 358MB)
HDD 120GB(SATA)
Wireless Intel® Pro/Wireless3945ABG(802.11a/b/g)* or 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth *Yes (Bluetooth v2.0+EDR)
Multimedia Card Slot 5-in-1 (XD/SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Audio 24bit High Definition
Dimensions (WxDxH) 340 x 236.5 x 33.8(mm)
Weight 2.3 kg
RCP R405-G: S$ 1,999