Saturday, April 19, 2008

LG gets smart with the KS20

Asian launch of LG’s first Windows Mobile ® 6 smartphone in Singapore

• Fully Integrated HSDPA Technology with 3.6Mbps downloads
• 2.8” Wide LCD, full flat Touch Screen and Stylish & Slim look (12.8mm)
• Microsoft’s Windows Mobile® 6, Push E-mail, WiFi connectivity

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.


 Video Telephony: 2.0 Mega Pixel + VGA videoconferencing Camera
 3.6Mbps HSDPA Capability
 Full-Touchscreen and 2.8” Wide Flat LCD Screen
 Natural Handwriting Recognition
 Internet Environment: Windows Mobile 6/Windows Live/Windows Media DRM Playback
 MMS/Push E-mail/Java/WAP2.0
 Bluetooth 2.0 / MP3 Player
 MicroSD External Memory
 128MB Internal Memory
 FM Radio

 Radio Bands: HSDPA (3.6Mbps), WCDMA, Tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
 Display: 240 x 320(QVGA), 2.8”, 262K TFT-LCD
 Dimensions: 99.5mm x 58mm x 12.8mm
 Talk Time/Standby Time: 4hr/400hr
 Battery: 1050mAh
 Weight: 92.5g

For more information,
Please visit LG-KS20 Microsite:

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2006 global sales of US $38.5 billion -- LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products, DVD players.

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company (LG) is a leading producer of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets. LG draws upon its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities to create a higher quality mobile environment for its customers around the world. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, LG is rapidly expanding its presence and market share in the global mobile industry. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics Asia
Based in Singapore, LG Electronics Asia is the Asia-Pacific regional headquarters for LG Electronics Inc, a major global force in consumer electronics, home appliances & mobile communications. It serves as a "center of excellence" for service, human resource, supply chain operations and brand marketing for LG’s Asian operations outside of Korea, in South Asia, South East Asia, and Oceania. The new Asia Regional HQ, with the injection of senior management and regional operational expertise, signifies LG’s efforts to take its business to the next level and strengthen LG’s goal for 2008 to redefine itself as a premium international brand and a global top-three company across all business categories.

About LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd
LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd. is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over four decades. In recognition of its vision of bringing great design to category defining products, and its fast-growing market appeal in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd is a recipient of leading local and international industry accolades such as the Red dot Design and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit

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