AT&T introduces new LG music phone

AT&T and device manufacturer LG Electronics announced the trax by LG, a new handset spotlighting the operator's music platform and related multimedia services. The trax by LG features the AT&T Mobile Music service, which includes access to subscription music services like Napster and eMusic as well as the Music ID song-recognition software, music videos and The Buzz music news portal. The trax is also MobiTV and XM Radio Mobile-capable, and enables consumers to access AT&T's Cellular Video service, which features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and HBO. In addition, the trax supports AT&T's Video Share service, which enables users to share live video while making voice calls. The device also boasts 3G HSDPA data speeds, a 1.3 megapixel camera and stereo Bluetooth functionality.

Additional specifications:

  • Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad-Band), UMTS/HSDPA: 850/1900 MHz
  • Data Transmission: GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
  • Dimensions: 3.89 inches high; 2.01 inches wide; 0.62 inches deep
  • Weight: 3.55 oz
  • Music Player: Includes external touch pad (supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+/eAAC+) and customizable equalizer and visualization
  • microSD Memory Port: Extra storage up to 4 GB
  • 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.
  • Mobile E-mail: Yahoo!, AOL, AIM, Windows Live and AT&T accounts
  • Instant Messaging: AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger

The trax by LG is available beginning August 14 for $129.99. "The trax by LG offers AT&T customers an extremely functional music phone with a cutting-edge design," said LG Electronics MobileComm VP of product strategy and marketing Ehtisham Rabbani in a prepared statement. "Features such as CV and the ability to sync music from Napster, eMusic and Yahoo! Music make trax an excellent phone for the convergence of communication and entertainment."

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