Thursday, April 27, 2006

LG Introduces the First Commercial UMTS DVB-H Handset

LG Press Release, Apr. 27, 2006
LG Introduces the First Commercial UMTS DVB-H Handset LG-U900 is launched exclusively through Hutchison Italy

LG Electronics (LG), a leader in mobile TV technology, announced the launch o f the LG-U900, the world’s first commercially available UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone, at a ceremony in Rome, It aly on April 27. The LG-U900 will be available early May through Hutchison, a leading global telecommunicati ons services provider, in time for the 2006 World Cup.

Hutchison Italy, the country’s largest 3G telecommunications provider, has exclusive DVB-H broadcasting rig hts for the 2006 World Cup. The company will provide video footage of all World Cup matches beginning June 6, through the Hutchison’s service channels, ‘La3’.
Hutchison plans to offer the LG UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone to customers world-wide, after initially establishi ng a base in Italy.

Mr. Mun-Hwa Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said: “We are so prou d that LG is supplying the world’s first commercially available UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone through Hutchison Italy. LG has already proven its unrivalled mobile multimedia technology in 3G markets by introducing a seri es of first-of-their-kind models including SDMB and TDMB handsets. LG will continue to introduce advanced te chnology that is second-to-none in the mobile TV industry.”

Mr. Vincenzo Novari, the CEO of Hutchison Italia said at the ceremony, “With support from LG Electronics, o ur company will strengthen its leadership in the 3G mobile communication market.”

LG’s new LG-U900 DVB-H handset features a 2.2-inch ‘wide-swing’ screen for mobile TV viewing. Its premium digital broadcasting functions include ESG (Electronics Service Guide) and CAS (Conditional Access System).
These functions shall support enhanced business models for mobile and broadcasting operators. Users can watc h TV for up to three hours because of the phone’s long battery life. The LG-U900 is also equipped with a 1.3 mega-pixel & VGA digital camera, an internal memory capacity of 58MB.

The UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H technology evolved from DVB-T, European terrestrial digital broadcast technology, bec oming the European mobile broadcast standard. It provides high-speed data transmission, a variety of channel s, a high-resolution screen and strong mobile broadcasting.

LG produces handsets using all available mobile broadcast technologies including DVB-H, DMB and MediaFLO. I n January 2006, LG became the first company to develop and introduce 3G UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H, CDMA MediaFLO an d DMB phones. LG introduced the world’s first 3G UMTS (WCDMA) TDMB phone, the LG-V9000, in September 2005.

According to Strategy Analytics, a predominant worldwide handset market analysis company, mobile TV phones w ill reach 8 million units globally by the end of 2006 and the mobile TV market is expected to grow to 120 mi llion subscribers by 2010.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Samsung Develops World's First 2GB Memory Card for Mobile Phones

Seoul, Korea, April 19, 2006 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has developed a 2GByte MultiMediaCard (MMCmicroTM) that combines four 4Gbit NAND flash devices. This is the smallest, fastest and highest capacity memory card for mobile phones, developed only three months after Samsung led the industry by launching a 1GByte MMCmicro.

“The 2GByte high-performance MMC is a powerful indicator of Samsung’s expanding efforts to embrace the widest possible range of multimedia applications including mobile video,” said Don Barnetson, Director, Flash Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Despite being the size of a fingernail (12mmx14mmx1.1mm), the new MMCmicro will provide the highest transmission speed of any removable memory card, transmitting data 3.5 times faster than other cards. The card can store 12 hours of mobile video and is fast enough to download three hours of it in under two minutes. An adapter allows the card to be plugged into any multimedia card slot.

The 2GB MMC can operate at either 1.8 volts (V) and 3.3V, making it an even more viable solution for mobile phones.

The new MMC, in a format standardized by the MultiMediaCard association (MMCA) and being standardized by JEDEC, can be obtained by manufacturers without royalties or licensing fees.

The 1 GB MMCmicro will be commercially available in 2006.

According to Dataquest, a semiconductor market research firm, as the global memory card market will grow five percent between 2005 and 2010, the multimedia card market will grow 17% and the MMCmicro market by 95 percent during the same period.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

LG Unveils Wireless Stereo 3G Music Phone

LG Press Release, Apr. 18, 2006

LG Electronics (LG), a pioneer in innovative mobile convergence technology, is set to launch the new LG-U890, a slim and wide screen music phone equipped with stereo Bluetooth in March.

LG-U890 is the latest arrival in the MUSE (Multimedia with Unique Style for Entertainment) series of LG. The model provides an advanced audio function through Bluetooth stereo audio. Compared with the average Bluetooth mono audio used in most 3G mobile phones, its Bluetooth Stereo maximize its mobile jukebox, appealing to trend-conscious young consumers. The model’s slim and stylish design and wide screen are also key factors for consumer attraction.

“LG has already proven its initiative in the 3G market by introducing million-seller models in the market. The new stylish music phone, LG-U890 will ultimately strengthen our market leadership with strong features including Bluetooth stereo audio, slimmer body and wider display,” said Mr. Kenn Suh, Executive Vice President of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“As the unrivalled leader in the 3G market, LG will continue to strive to satisfy various user tastes with innovative and user-friendly technology and sophisticated design.”

With a thickness of only 18.5mm to consolidate its multimedia function, the real music phone allows users to enjoy the stereo audio function over Bluetooth supported by A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profiles). The model has 70MB internal memory for MP3 and a button on the outside of the folder for easy control of the MP3 player function. Equipped with a 1.3 mega-pixel rotating camera with flash, it can take pictures without the folder being opened. It also has a 2.2” wide LCD screen for video calling.

LG-U890 will be available from April through Hutchison in markets including UK, Italy, Austria, Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Motorola unveils the RAZR V3m and the W315

Press Release: Motorola Expands CDMA Portfolio with Music and Style
Las Vegas – 4 April 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced two new additions to its CDMA portfolio – the Motorola V3m and the Motorola W315.

Just when it seemed the RAZR couldn’t get any hotter, Motorola unveils the RAZR V3m, a music-enhanced, CDMA version of the super-slim handset. Featuring an integrated music player and up to 1 GB of optional removable MicroSD™ memory*, the RAZR V3m lets users rock and roll to their favorite tracks while "on the go"**.

Motorola also introduces the model W315, an entry-level mobile that offers a simple and easy solution for consumers who desire an affordable and reliable handset without sacrificing style.

“These new mobile devices are the latest examples of Motorola’s commitment to provide a compelling range of CDMA handsets,” said Terry Vega, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola CDMA Product Operations. “Our combination of compelling design along with the right consumer features creates devices which are “must have” in the market.”

Motorola RAZR V3m
The ultra slim Motorola RAZR V3m with integrated music player offers consumers a seamless, mobile music solution housed in the award-winning RAZR design. The RAZR V3m’s gorgeous metallic finish is complemented by the hottest multimedia technology and superior power. The handset is equipped with all the tools today’s mobile user demands: ample storage, stereo headset support, Bluetooth™ wireless technology and speech recognition calling, Location Based Services Ready, integrated 1.3 megapixel camera and video-capture and playback capabilities.

Motorola W315
Packed with user-friendly features, the stylish Motorola W315 is the ideal mobile for people who seek simple but reliable communication while on the go. This smooth and contoured device gives users what they need to stay in touch and on track with advanced Multimedia Messaging (MMS)**, Location Capable (aGPS)**, ample talk and standby times, a large, vibrant color screen and vivid external display.

Motorola will be showcasing the new V3m and the W315 as part of Motorola’s rapidly evolving vision of Seamless Mobility during CTIA Wireless 2006 at Booth 2606.

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Pricing and Availability
The Motorola V3m is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2006 and the Motorola W315 in the second half of 2006. Specific details will be provided upon consumer availability.

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