LG Reveals Next Cingular 3G Phone
Jul 14, 2006, 12:16 PM by (staff)
LG has launched a web site for the CU500, a new 3G phone previously mentioned by Cingular but never revealed. The CU500 is a slim metallic clamshell with a rotating 1.3 megapixel camera in the hinge. It has HSDPA 3G data, which is up to 5 times faster than the UMTS data used in Cingular's first 3G phones. It also has a wide variety of multimedia applications designed to take advantage of the higher data speeds and advanced capabilities of this phone. These include a Cingular Video player for purchased clips, MobiTV for streaming video and audio, and a music player with external playback controls. The CU500 also features a Micro SD slot, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), and over the air software updates. The Samsung ZX-20, which also has HSDPA, is expected on Cingular soon as well. Today Cingular also launched 3G services for San Antonio, Texas.
Apr 20, 2006
Last month, when Cingular officially launched its 3G service, the carrier announced the LG CU500 would be one of the next models to be released for the network. The FCC this week approved the LG CU500, unveiling a few more details about the phone.
Jan 5, 2007
Cingular has announced it will launch a form of video calling this year. Confirming earlier statements by executives, the carrier announced it will let customers share video from the external camera, instead of face to face calling.