TELUS first to offer Canadians LG Chocolate Flip

    Ultra-sleek clamshell phone the newest addition to TELUS' line-up of
    mobile entertainment devices

    VANCOUVER, March 23 /CNW/ - TELUS and LG Electronics today announced the
newest addition to the LG Chocolate phone series - LG Chocolate Flip, also
known as the LG 8600. The LG Chocolate Flip continues the development of the
LG Chocolate brand which includes the original Chocolate and recently
introduced LG White Chocolate. The LG Chocolate Flip comes fully loaded with a
robust line-up of features including TELUS Mobile TV(TM), TELUS Mobile
Music(TM), TELUS Mobile Radio(TM), TELUS Navigator(TM), My Email and
downloadable video clips and games, Bluetooth(R) capabilities for certain
profiles, a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder, and included 1 GB microSD
memory card - all packaged within a stylish and sleek, lightweight design.
    "TELUS strives to deliver the newest, most innovative products and
services and we are excited to be the first carrier to bring Canadians the hot
new LG Chocolate Flip," said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of
Products and Services. "The LG Chocolate Flip's stylish design and full
line-up of mobile entertainment services are sure to meet the needs of both
fashion and technology lovers alike."
    The LG Chocolate Flip from TELUS is beautifully styled with glossy piano
black finish and glowing red, touch-sensitive, external music keys for easy
access to TELUS Mobile Music files. The LG Chocolate Flip also offers advanced
music playback capability, allowing customers the ability to browse, preview,
download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone. With
hundreds of thousands of songs from the TELUS Mobile Music store, clients can
download the songs they want, right from the palm of their hands. To enable
clients to fully enjoy their music, TELUS has included a 1GB memory card for
storing up to 1000 songs, and a stereo headset. Clients may also load their
existing collection of legally imported or downloaded music to their phones
through the memory card.
    The LG Chocolate Flip keeps clients further entertained with TELUS Mobile
TV for access to 25 real-time TV channels, and TELUS Mobile Radio, which
provides access to 20 stations of streaming radio programming powered by XM
Canada featuring 100 per cent commercial-free music and the best in comedy,
talk and entertainment. Using TELUS Navigator, clients in TELUS' 1X Digital
PCS coverage area in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario's Golden Horseshoe
region, can access real-time audio and visual turn-by-turn directions for
destinations from over 1.5 million points of interest and get results
according to their preferred mode of travel and route.
    "Canadian consumers are already eating up the LG Chocolate Phone and they
can indulge even more now with the introduction of the LG Chocolate Flip,"
says Frank Lee, manager, Public Affairs, LG Electronics Canada. "Sleek and
sexy are always in vogue and the slim LG Chocolate Flip is another great fit
for anyone who wants great technology that looks fabulous."
    The LG Chocolate Flip is now available at TELUS retail locations
nationally, and on-line at for as low as $129.99 on a
three-year contract or $329.99 without a contract.

    About TELUS
    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has
contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations,
and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its
local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

    About LG Electronics
    LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958. The company is a major
global force in electronics and information and communications products, with
more than 72,000 employees working in 77 overseas subsidiaries and marketing
units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $35 billion
(non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises four main business companies:
Digital Display, Digital Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment
& Handset. For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Julie Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416)
684-6817,; Anne-Julie Gratton, High Road
Communications, (416) 644-2286,

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