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LG Reveals Next Cingular 3G Phone

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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.


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Jul 23, 2006, 1:28 PM


I think this phone is awesome. I know that LG or some other company had a video camera/ camera that was good, but this is so sleek and the I have held this phone... awesome weight and the swivel is awesome. One thing though, I was afraid that I might break it on accident or someone else would... discuss.

Jul 14, 2006, 2:01 PM


Looks just like sprints samsung blade (a900)

still a cool looking phone tho, too bad cingular got it πŸ™„
I agree with you 100%. Although, I must say that Samsung's keypad looks better and nicer than this one.
Not surprising since both are home market competitors. Samsung and LG have a tendency to match eatch other move for move.
looks like it a little. But fortunately has memory for music (making the front MP3 controls and Bluetooth Stereo functions actually worth something) and may last longer than one day or so of use before the battery goes kaput.

Jul 14, 2006, 2:00 PM

To bad you aint got chocolate

Enough said, feeling saucy today!!!! Thought i'd start a carrier war
I want chocolate.... 😒
That chocolate you guys are getting is effing retarded. Have you seen the REAL chocolate? Looks a hell of a lot cooler than the dumbed down moron chocolate VZW is picking up. Part of what made the chocolate so cool was no icons on the outer slide k...
I have the CU320 and after also trying the LG UMTS 2100 phones in Europe, I have to say I am not impressed at all and Verizon customers can keep all the LG phones as far as I care. I cant wait for Cingular to release a real 3g phone instead of these ...

Jul 15, 2006, 4:19 PM

i got one

Pretty cool so far.

I live in an HSDPA market, so far the network speed is pretty impressive. Doesn't come with any accessories, just the charger and manual.

Music player is pretty cool, but i need to get a memory card so i can store more than 1-2 songs and some bluetooth headphones.

looks like there is about 15mb of memory, of which ~8mb is available.

camera seems to take decent pictures.

weight size is pretty similar to RAZR, although a bit narrower and a bit thicker, but not much.

Looks like DUN is also enabled (f-u verizon!) so i'm hoping it will do a decent job with my macbook pro.

also works well with my motorola bluetooth headset. looks like it was about 1/2 charged out of the box and it is still running with 1 ba...

Jul 14, 2006, 1:12 PM


I work for cingular and the phone is out, we got 10 of them in yesterday..,. nice phone but yea baby its out
What state?

Jul 14, 2006, 12:32 PM

never revealed ???

I've had the dummy for almost 3 weeks! ???
well cingular hasn't shown the phone in public yet, nor has LG.
Cingular still hasn't officially announced or launched it yet, nor has LG sent out any kind of press release.
He he. I have the phone in my grubby little hands! It's sweet! 😈
I just ordered the mfor my store. should have them in stock next thursday. 😁

Jul 14, 2006, 1:41 PM


i like this phone how much is it with
the contract??? i don't know maybe i should
get this instead of LG VX8300 i don't know
this one looks better... damn how much is it
again with the contract???
I read on another forum that it is $129 w/2 year and $250 w/o contact. Don't hold me to that as none of the stores in my area have any.

Jul 14, 2006, 1:53 PM

It's an LG FUSIC!!

RIP-OFF!!! 😁 😎 (But no FM Transmitter)
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