OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and SAN DIEGO ? 05/24/2006 Sprint (NYSE: S) and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) introduce FUSIC, a trendsetting mobile phone with a progressive design and music and entertainment services delivered at broadband-like speeds via the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network. This phone looks, feels, and plays like a portable music player with the convenience of instant access to the Sprint Music Store(SM) for downloading full songs over-the-air, an FM transmitter for playing music through a radio or car stereo, Bluetooth® Stereo support, and four changeable faceplates in blue, green, pink and black for personalization of the phone. FUSIC is exclusive to Sprint and will be available May 28th in Sprint Stores.
"Sprint is seeing significant growth in the demand for music on mobile phones. In fact, since launching the Sprint Music Store last fall more than three million songs have now been downloaded," said Danny Bowman, vice president of product marketing for Sprint. "FUSIC delivers the best in mobility and Sprint Power Vision services in a single device. It is designed to enhance the overall mobile entertainment experience for customers and offers a variety of personalization options."
"Without question, FUSIC is a testament to what is possible when mobile phone innovation and music meet," said Mr. Juno Cho, president, LG Electronics MobileComm, U.S.A, Inc. "In concert with the advanced features and pioneering functionality provided by LG, the Sprint Power Vision Network enables users to enjoy an unparalleled mobile music experience right at their fingertips. LG is proud to join Sprint at the forefront of the mobile phone and music evolution."
FUSIC by LG: A Perfect Musical Composition
Music enthusiasts welcome all the features FUSIC has to offer, including:
FUSIC also features a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder, and with Sprint PCS Picture Mail(SM) sprint.com/picturemail, customers can capture, share, print, preserve, create and display their camera phone pictures - such as using them to create unique gifts like mugs, postage stamps, and greeting cards. The phone also supports Themes, a way for customers to personalize menus, shortcuts and screen savers on the phone.
With the FUSIC by LG and Sprint Power Vision services customers have fast access to information with On Demand, Sprint TV(SM) boasting a combination of more than 50 live and on-demand channels with full-motion video and vivid sound, Sprint PCS Picture Mail, and the Web, in addition to the Sprint Music Store. With special Phone-as-Modem plans utilizing the included USB cable as well as Bluetooth Dial Up Networking (DUN) capability, customers can use FUSIC as a modem to quickly and easily access email and the Internet.
The Sprint Power Vision Network currently reaches over 150 million people and is expected to reach an estimated 190 million people nationwide and in Puerto Rico by the end of the year, making it the largest mobility network of its kind. Customers currently access various audio, video and data applications at average download speeds equivalent to DSL (400-700 kbps and peak speeds up to 2 Mbps).