TELUS Corporation

TELUS Corporation

April 16, 2008 10:38 ET

LG VENUS Now Available at TELUS-Canada's First LG Touchscreen Sets New Standard

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) -

Editors Note: Photos and a video are included with this press release.

First Canadian carrier to offer the next generation of mobile phone user interface, TELUS presents the highly anticipated LG VENUS. Typically offered on smartphones, LG Electronic's touchscreen technology is a first on a PCS phone. The perfect recipe for style, fun and innovation, now every TELUS client can enjoy high quality multimedia functionality at the touch of their finger.

A touch of style

Designed for Canadians looking for style and entertainment, the LG VENUS features a sleek glass front with interactive touch navigation, combined with a textured back and slide out keypad. LG VENUS users will also experience quality entertainment services with TELUS Mobile Music, TELUS Mobile Radio, TELUS Mobile TV, and easily find their destination with TELUS Navigator, with audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions.

A touch of fun

Offering a microSD slot, expandable to 8GB, the LG VENUS is sure to provide hours of music and entertainment. Whether downloading and listening to your favourite music, capturing pictures or video, or texting friends, TELUS clients will enjoy a great multimedia experience with the LG VENUS.

A touch of innovation

Mobile users looking to experience the latest in technology will fall for the LG VENUS. The touchscreen user interface represents one of the most significant innovations in the mobile phone user interface in years. The touchscreen simplifies the traditional phone keypad by eliminating up to a dozen keys that were previously used for navigating the menus of traditional mobile phones. To further simplify navigation, the touchscreen only displays options that are relevant to the task.


LG VENUS features:

- Innovative slider with dual screens - high resolution upper screen and
  lower touchscreen
- MP3 player and 72 chord polyphonic sound engine
- 2.0 megapixel camera with adjustable settings for zoom, resolution, and
  day and night lighting modes
- Video capture and playback
- Photo Caller ID
- Animated wallpapers
- Bluetooth wireless technology for stereo and hands-free accessories
- 1000 entry phonebook
- Up to 64 megabytes (MB) of available embedded user storage
- Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
- 1.9 GHz/800 MHz - Dual Digital EVDO (Evolution for Data Only) for
  downloading data with extreme speed
- Battery life up to 3.5 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby
  time
- Size: 101.5mm x 51.0mm x 15.8 mm
- Weight: 108 grams

The LG VENUS is the first touchscreen phone from the touch series by LG that TELUS will offer Canadians this year, so stay tuned for more innovative handsets from TELUS.

The LG VENUS is available from TELUS for $99.99 on a new three-year contract -offered for a limited time with a $15 SPARK bundle or higher to clients who keep the feature on their account for at least 3 months - or $399.99 without a contract. For more information about the LG VENUS, please visit http://www.telusmobility.com/lgvenus.

If you are upgrading your phone to the LG VENUS, take advantage of the TELUS Return & Recycle Program. In 2007, more than 40,000 handsets were diverted from landfills and recycled in an environmentally friendly way. The Return & Recycle Program is available free of charge. In addition to accepting handsets and accessories from any carrier, TELUS will also plant a tree for each handset collected through our partnership with Tree Canada. For more information, please visit: http://www.telusmobility.com/about/public_affairs/recycling.shtml

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