LG VX7000 Video Messaging Handset

The LG VX7000 is now available from Verizon Wireless, it sports a VGA camera, rotating lens, embedded flash and can actually send video messages.

See press release below.


Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable network, and LG Mobile Phones today announced the launch of the VX7000 camera phone. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, the VX7000 with its advanced features, such as a rotating lens, embedded flash and video messaging, helps capture all of life’s moments as they happen.

The VX7000’s embedded VGA camera features bright LED flash, so mobile shutterbugs never miss a photo opportunity. With capability to capture video and still photography, the VX7000 gives users more freedom to record memories than ever before, and the rotating lens, flip image option and zoom control give photographers the chance to compose the perfect picture. Additional features like night mode, brightness adjustment, white balance adjustment, color effect adjustment and digital zoom capability, give customers the greatest flexibility with their photographs.

“With the VX7000, LG is providing Verizon Wireless customers with the chance to express even more of their personality and creativity through their phone,” said Jeff Hwang, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “The VX7000 handset allows users to capture special moments to share with friends and family – it is truly the essence of technology chronicling the sweet parts of life.”

Verizon Wireless customers can also get the new Mobile Web 2.0SM on their VX7000s for $4.99 monthly access, plus airtime. Mobile Web 2.0 allows customers to more easily access the latest news, tools and information from more than 30 content providers, read and send email and exchange instant messages (IM). Available from select phones including the LG VX7000, Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 is packed with new features and enhancements, including new graphics, easier navigation, clickable headlines and premium content.

The VX7000 is also Get It Now®-enabled, offering customers even more options in an already full-featured device. With several shopping aisles, Get It Now provides access to downloadable applications including games, ringtones, productivity tools and more.

Bill Stone, vice president of marketing at Verizon Wireless, said, “When our customers see how easy it is to use many of our great services on the LG VX7000, they’ll be hooked. Whether it’s a tremendous camera phone and picture messaging, Mobile Web 2.0 or video messaging, the user experience is second to none. Best of all, these services come from the company respected for operating the nation’s most reliable network.”

Video messaging will be available throughout the country beginning July 1, 2004.

Signup for either Mobile Web 2.0 or any of the Get It Now applications is a snap – Verizon Wireless customers can register for the Mobile Web 2.0 right from their wireless handsets by visiting the Get News & Info section on the Get It Now menu. Customers can also browse the Get It Now menu by category to select and download one or more applications that suit their style.

Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

Additional features of the Verizon Wireless VX7000 by LG include:

Dual Mode: 1.9 GHz PCS, 800 MHz CDMA
Dimensions: 3.69” (H) x 1.89” (W) x 0.98” (D)
Weight: 3.88 oz
LCD displays:
Internal: 176 x 220 pixel TFT; 262k colors, 11 lines of text
External: 96 x 96 pixel STN; 4096 colors, 4 lines of text
Standard Battery: Lithium Ion, 1,100 mAh
VGA Digital Camera w/Flash-
Capture 15-second video clips or still pictures
Night Mode, Brightness Adj., White Balance Adj., File Quality, Shutter Sound Adj & Color Effect Adj
CMOS 300K Pixel Camera
Digital Zoom Capability
Resolution Adjustment (Low –2, Medium, High)
160 X 120 Low
176 X 144 Low
320 X 240 Medium
640 X 480 High
Self Timer (3, 5 or 10 seconds)
Innovative Rotating Lens
Mobile Web 2.0 Capable
Store up to 4.0 MB of downloadable content (applications, games, ringtones, and more)
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS): send and receive messages comprised of a combination of text, sounds and photos
Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS): send and receive text messages with graphics and sound
Two-Way Short Messaging Service (SMS)
CMX MIDI for Polyphonic Ringer and Sound Capability
Call History: (Outgoing- 30, Incoming-30, Missed-30)
Blue Backlit Keypad & 5 Way Navigation Key
20 Unique Ringtones (Plus Vibrate & Private Alert)
Speed Dialing (99 Entries)
Voice Activated Dialing (30 Entries)
Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Voice Memo (up to 4 minutes), Notepad
Tools: Alarm Clock, EZ Tip Calc, Calculator, and World Clock
Address Book: 500 Contacts (each stores 5 numbers and 2 email addresses and picture ID)
English and Spanish User Interface
TTY/TDD Capable
E911 Emergency Location Capable
Customizable Wallpapers, Theme and Font Colors
T9 Text Input

The LG VX7000 is available for $179.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement at more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide.


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