Vodafone first to bring new LG Windows handset to Europe

Vodafone and LG Electronics have announced the launch of the LG GM750, a new Windows phone based on Windows Mobile 6.5, available from 6 October.

Fully loaded with fun, easy to use features and services that help people take control of their lives thanks to fast internet browsing, access to personal and work email accounts and calendar synchronisation, the GM750 packs a lot into its sleek, slim form.

With LG’s S-Class user interface and fast internet browsing via Vodafone’s high speed mobile broadband network or WiFi, information is always at the user’s fingertips. Its large 3 inch full touchscreen makes it easy to navigate while browsing the internet, writing text messages and memos, or getting directions with its in-built GPS navigation function.

The intuitive user interface on Windows Mobile 6.5 is easily customisable so Vodafone customers can personalise their phone to their own particular style. Using third party applications, customers can change the look and feel with a personal background or designer themes and personalise the home screen so the information they need, such as weather reports, the latest traffic information or stock prices, is always easy to find.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync email ensures you never need miss an email again, be it from your personal or work account. As one of a new generation of Windows phones, the GM750 Smartphone is poised to take advantage of future Vodafone services.

In addition to internet and email connectivity, consumers will be able to download applications directly to their phone via Windows Marketplace for Mobile, automatically back up and synch photos, music and texts to their PC using the free My Phone service, plus use Windows Live to check Hotmail or IM with friends on the PC or Xbox video game system. With a five megapixel camera as well, with the GM750 customers will have all the tools, features and widgets they’ll need to get the most fun from life, and never miss or forget a special moment.

Patrick Chomet, group director of terminals for Vodafone, said: “We’re excited to be bringing a new Windows phone with Vodafone high speed mobile services to our customers through the LG GM750 Smartphone, exclusively until the end of 2009. This stylish, touchscreen Smartphone will have great appeal to both consumer and business customers, and ensures Vodafone delivers on its promise to constantly bring customers new services and greater choice.”

Harrison Lee, head of LG mobile communications Europe, explained: “A significant group of consumers demand mobile phones with the most advanced features and services to help them do their job and stay in contact with friends and family on one, easy to use, device. They need the technology and services to access email, the internet and the ability to download widgets, applications and fun tools without complexity. The combination of Vodafone’s services, Windows Mobile 6.5 platform and our S-Class UI, technology and design expertise, makes the GM750 the mobile package consumers with busy lives have been waiting for.”

The LG GM750 will be available in store initially in seven countries – Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK, and also in France through SFR, with further countries following soon after.

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