Sprint and LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced the upcoming availability of a new music phone that provides customers with the ability to quickly and easily experience music on the go - LG Muziq. This innovative device comes packed with industry-leading features, including over-the-air song downloads, a 4GB microSD memory card slot and a built-in FM transmitter allowing customers to listen to their tunes wirelessly through any FM radio within 10 feet. Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, LG Muziq provides easy access to Sprint’s multimedia content.
LG Muziq music phone
LG Muziq offers multitasking capability that allows users to play music in background mode while also using the phone for text messaging or playing games. It also features advanced stereo Bluetooth and a dedicated music button and camera button for quick operation.
Sprint portfolio - LG Muziq
“We are very excited to add LG Muziq to our portfolio of industry-leading music phones,” said Oliver Valente, Sprint’s senior vice president of product development. “This device reaffirms Sprint’s commitment to offer innovative devices that enable customers to get music wherever they are and listen to music however they desire, whether that is through Bluetooth headphones, their car stereo or the device itself.”
LG Muziq music phone
A successor to last year’s Fusic by LG, Muziq by LG provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content, including:
• Sprint Music Store, powered by Groove Mobile, which allows users to browse and download full-length songs directly to their phone from more than 1.6 million songs.
• Pandora Mobile, a downloadable application that provides personalized streaming radio by allowing customers to enter a favorite musical artist or song and automatically receive a radio station with songs that have similar qualities.
• Sprint TV with more than 50 channels of live TV and on-demand video and audio.
• Sprint Navigation, powered by TeleNav, providing full-feature GPS navigation including voice and on screen turn-by-turn driving directions and more than 10 million business listings. (Standard data charges apply to all downloads from Sprint.)
LG Muziq - Sprint Music Manager
LG Muziq comes packaged with Sprint Music Manager, powered by Smith Micro, giving users the power to quickly and simply transfer, or "sideload," unprotected songs from a PC to the handset via a USB cable. Provided on CD-ROM, Sprint Music Manager allows songs to be managed on a PC through an intuitive interface. The box also contains a 64MB MicroSD card and a USB cable.
LG Muziq - Latest innovation in mobile music technology
“LG Mobile Phones is thrilled to introduce Muziq,” said Jon Maron, senior director of marketing, LG Electronics MobileComm, USA, Inc. “LG Muziq is the latest innovation in mobile music technology and allows consumers to merge their love for music with a high functioning mobile handset.”
LG Muziq - microSD memory card slot
LG Muziq is the first Sprint device to offer a microSD card slot capable of managing 4GB of memory - or up to 4,000 songs from Sprint Music Store. Additional features include a 1.3MP camera/camcorder with flash, PictBridge support for printing pictures directly to supported printers and Wireless Backup to quickly restore contact information if your phone is lost or stolen.
LG Muziq - Price & Availability
LG Muziq measures 3.80” x 1.94” x 0.61” and weighs just 3.14 ounces. LG Muziq will be priced at $99 with a two-year service agreement. It will be available at Sprint retail stores on July 15. Customers can already register to be among the first to purchase LG Muziq at Sprint's web site.
LG Muziq - Donate current phone
Customers purchasing LG Muziq as a replacement for an existing mobile phone are encouraged to donate their current phone, battery and accessories to Sprint Project Connect. Donated equipment, regardless of make, model or service provider, will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner or refurbished and resold with proceeds benefiting K-12 education.