New LG Cookie Plus(TM) a treat for hungry Canadians

Ultimate social networking device available exclusively at TELUS

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Canadians are in for a treat. Today, LG Electronics Canada announced the much-anticipated release of the new LG Cookie Plus(TM), available only at TELUS.

The slick new 3G LG Cookie Plus(TM) is sprinkled with features including a fun graphical interface that enhances the social networking experience and allows users to add their own personality to their everyday communication activities.

"We are so happy to bring the popular Cookie series to Canada. It is sure to add a new flavour to the Canadian market," said Colin Bettam, Vice-President of Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. "The LG Cookie Plus(TM) raises the bar for touchscreen phones, while still ensuring it is easy to use and at a great price point."

"We are excited to add the LG Cookie Plus to our back-to-school line-up, offering Canadians a strong option when looking for a wireless social networking experience," said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS Customer Solutions. "The LG Cookie Plus is another great reason for Canadians to upgrade their mobile experience at TELUS, on Canada's fastest* mobile network."

The LG Cookie Plus(TM) recipe includes:

    -  Easy to use touchscreen: Easily access the web with the HTML browser
       and intuitive user interface

    -  Embedded social networking: Preloaded Facebook and Twitter allows you
       to easily stay in touch and update your status LiveSquare(TM): Brings
       your social network to life, assign avatars to the 6 contacts that
       you communicate with the most

    -  LG Widget Gallery: Create your own unique experience with 13 preloaded

A functional and stylish device, the LG Cookie Plus(TM) adds a visually dynamic and interactive dimension to connecting with all of your contacts. Launching August 13, 2010, the LG Cookie Plus(TM) will be available exclusively through TELUS for $29.99 with a three-year-contract. For more information, please visit

    * Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian
    urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers. Internet
    access speed provided by the network operator may vary due to the device
    being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local
    conditions and other factors. Speed on the Internet is beyond the
    wireless network operator's control and may vary with your configuration,
    Internet traffic, website server and management policies, and other

About LG Electronics, Inc.

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver.

LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit


TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 228,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada, Inc.

For further information: For further information: Rhiannon Clifford, High Road Communications, (416) 644-2277, Email:; Megan Fielding, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 894-0817, Email:

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