LG Electronics Canada

LG Electronics Canada

August 11, 2009 14:31 ET

Texting Fanatics Rejoice: LG Releases Keybo2 at TELUS

LG Keybo2 enables Canada's need for speed and accuracy

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2009) - LG Electronics Canada reinforced its leadership in the QWERTY phone space today by announcing the latest addition to its line-up of handsets, the Keybo2. Available only at TELUS, the Keybo2 is the ideal handset for Canadians who love to text.

The Keybo2 is a compact and stylish handset, complete with a full, compact QWERTY keyboard with large, widely-spaced keys and a 2.6" internal screen. Packed with features, the Keybo2 includes a 3.0 megapixel camera with video capture and adjustable features, TELUS mobile music with shuffle and repeat functions, and a Favourites key to quickly connect with most frequent contacts saved in the 1,000 entry Phone Book.

"The new Keybo2 gives texters everything they've become accustomed to along with new improved features including an additional row on the keyboard," said Pat Button, LG Electronics Canada. "We've combined wider spacing between the keys with a sleek and compact, making the LG QWERTY texting experience even greater."

For the second year, the Keybo has been one of the most popular LG QWERTY handsets selected by qualifiers at the LG Canadian Texting Championship. The Keybo2's improved texting experience will heat the competition up even more at the 2010 finals. In fact, Kathy Spence who became Canada's fastest texter and winner of the 2009 LG Canadian Texting Championship is now using the Keybo2.

"When I text, I have a need for speed and accuracy, and the Keybo2's wide-spaced keyboard makes it even easier to text quickly," said Kathy Spence of Scarborough. "The Keybo2 lets me text as fast and as furious as I want."

The LG Keybo2 also includes:

- Expandable microSD slot to store music, pictures and videos (up to 8GB card support)

- Picture and video messaging to share media and text from phone to phone or phone to email

- 99 customizable speed dial entries

- Available in black or pink

"We're thrilled to bring the LG Keybo2 to TELUS customers," said Drazen Lalovic, vice-president of services planning and development at TELUS. "The texting phenomenon is growing every day, and texters are looking for the latest and greatest in texting technology. We anticipate that they're going to be excited to see the phenomenal features in the LG Keybo2."

The LG Keybo2 is available at TELUS for $99.99 with a 3-year plan.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.ca.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(TSX:T.A)(NYSE:TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million customer connections including 6.2 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

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