ATnT and LG today announced the new Trax clamshell phone by LG that features 3G supports, MobiTV and XM Radio Mobile. It's a quad-band world GSM phone with integrated Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and 1.3 megapixel camera. Here is more info from the announcement:
"Trax, a sleek, multipurpose clamshell-shaped device, offers a vast array of cutting-edge mobile features. Exclusively available from AT&T, trax showcases an ultrathin design, blazing-fast 3G HSDPA data speeds and the convenience of stereo Bluetooth functionality. With the addition of AT&T Mobile Music, trax enables users to keep the beat of their active lifestyle while listening to music on the go.
The trax by LG features AT&T Mobile Music, which gives users access to subscription music services such as Napster and eMusic, in addition to Music ID song-recognition software, music videos and The Buzz music news portal. The handset is MobiTV and XM Radio Mobile-capable, so users can enjoy streaming live TV and digital radio all in one device. The trax by LG also enables users to create and manage custom playlists.
The device's 3G data speeds through AT&T's UMTS/HSDPA network enables users to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while they're on the go. CV features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more.
The phone will also support AT&T's Video Share service, which launched in nearly 160 markets in July. Video Share is the first service in the U.S. that enables users to share live video over their wireless phones while on a voice call.
In addition to Video Share and a 1.3 megapixel camera, trax also offers in-camera photo-editing. This feature enhances the mobile photo-editing experience by allowing users to rotate, resize and crop photos and insert text into the photo images directly on the handset. The trax by LG even offers the option to make virtual cards with the photo editor function by inserting text and frames to create an instant mobile greeting.
* Additional features of the trax by LG:
o Frequency ? GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad-Band), UMTS/HSDPA: 850/1900 MHz
o Data Transmission ? GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
o Dimensions ? 3.89 inches high; 2.01 inches wide; 0.62 inches deep
o Weight ? 3.55 oz
o Music Player ? Includes external touch pad (supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+/eAAC+) and customizable equalizer and visualization.
o microSD? Memory Port ? extra storage up to 4 GB
o Bluetooth Capability (v1.2) ? Supports the headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution, object push, file transfer and audio/video remote control profiles. Also includes Bluetooth stereo headset support for music.
o Mobile E-mail ? Yahoo!, AOL, AIM, Windows Live, and AT&T accounts
o Instant Messages ? AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger
Pricing and Availability
The trax by LG will be available in select AT&T retail stores and online beginning Aug. 14 for $129.99 after a mail-in-rebate and a two-year service agreement. For more information, please visit www.wireless.att.com or www.lgusa.com."
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