The first CDMA handset from LG with Bluetooth technology will be available at Sprint PCS stores, the tri-mode LG PM-325 is expected to ship this week for $229 or $79 with a two-year plan. Built using a sliding front face, the PM-325 can compact itself quite nicely for small pocket storage. You can capture photos on the VGA quality camera with 8X zoom, but are limited to only 1MB of storage space for all your downloads and images.
See press release below.
LG Mobile Phones and Sprint Introduce Sleek, Sliding Handset
Compact, Stylish Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-325 by LG Features Innovating Sliding Keypad Design and Integrated Digital Camera
Building on their strong track record of delivering stylish, inventive and useful mobile devices, LG Mobile Phones and Sprint today announced the launch of the Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-325 by LG. Built around a compact, innovative sliding form in which the keypad slides down at the touch of a finger to reveal a large, vibrant 65,536-color LCD screen, the PM-325 by LG features an embedded antenna and is less than five inches long when expanded. The handset also features an integrated VGA-quality camera with 8x digital zoom and built-in self-portrait mirror. The PM-325 by LG will retail for $229.99 or $79.99 after rebate with a two-year agreement and is available at Sprint PCS stores nationwide and online at www.sprint.com.
“Increasingly, mobile phones are used for so much more than simple voice communications,” said Jonathan Maron, director of marketing communications for LG Mobile Phones. “Mobile phones have evolved into an essential accessory that is chosen by the consumer for both its functionality and its appearance. With the new sliding form factor and integrated camera, the PM-325 by LG delivers both to Sprint consumers.”
“Sprint is pleased to have LG Mobile as a significant provider for Sprint PCS handsets,” said John Garcia, senior vice president — Sales and Distribution, Sprint. “LG’s reputation for impressive handset design is one of the major reasons Sprint is launching new LG devices into our line-up of handsets. The clever, stylish keypad of the PM-325 by LG gives Sprint subscribers the ultimate in form and function.”
The Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-325 by LG features integrated Bluetooth short-range wireless networking technology, which enables Sprint PCS subscribers to connect with other compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices within range, such as wireless headsets and hands-free kits, which allow for tangle-free, hands-free talking. It also offers monitor mode, a one-way speakerphone, for hands-free listening and supports two-way short message service (SMS) and voice-activated dialing. The PM-325 by LG is Picture Mail capable, allowing Sprint customers to take and send pictures to family and friends instantly over the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Sprint customers can also download the latest images, ring tones, music tones, games and Java applications to personalize the phone.
Additional features of the Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-325 by LG, include:
— Dual Band/Tri-Mode
— Memory: Download up to 1,024 KB of data
— Length: 3.92 x Width: 1.82″ x Depth: 0.9″
— Weight: 3.32 oz
— Talk Time: Up 3.2 hours digital* – Standby Time: Up to 7 days digital*
— Openwave WAP 2.0 Browser including JPEG, BMP, WBMP, GIF, PNG & WPNG Image Support
— Recordable Voice Ringers & 30 Built-in Ring Tones Plus Vibrate and Silent Alert
— Monitor Mode (One-Way Speakerphone for Hands-Free Listening)
— Voice Memo Recorder (Up to 30 Memos for up to 3 Total Minutes)
— Personal Tools and Planner: Calendar with Scheduler, Alarm Clock, Note Pad, Calculator, EZ Tips (Calculator), World Clock
— Internal Phone Book: up to 200 Entries for up to 600 Total Numbers
— English and Spanish User Interface
— TTY/ TTD Support
— Unobtrusive Internal Antenna
— Airplane Mode (RF Off)
Certain features may use more power and cause actual standby and talk times to vary.