http://www.newscuts.com/cgi-bin/read.cgi?http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?t48477504 LG Wireless Phone Passes CDMA CDG2 Tests 30th September 2002 LG Electronics announced that it was first in the world to pass the CDG2 test with its own cdma2000 1x handset for export (Model: LG-TM520), creating a solid base to supply commercial cdma2000 1x handsets to the North American market. The CDG2 test is a test to verify interoperability between the base station and handset. It is one of the mandatory test requirements to ship handsets to North America, South America, and Asia. The key to LGE's successful results in the CDG2 test was that the company was able to create highest quality products through a seamless handset production system where everything from product planning, R&D, production to marketing were connected to each other. This end-to-end system was developed by LGE to make successful entry to the U.S. handset market - known for its strict and challenging product tests. LGE's strong product leadership based on its leading-edge handset production technology and quality also allowed the company to become the world first to successfully conduct field test demonstrations of Verizon Wireless' cmda 2000 1x handset last April. In the first half of 2001, LGE exported a total of 3.12 million CDMA handsets - an explosive 150% growth over the same period last year. Such fete was accomplished because its strong product leadership gave LGE a stable supply base in North America - LGE's main target market. The LG-TM520 handset that passed the CDG2 test is a tri mode/dual band cdma2000 1x handset. As a tri mode handset, it can support analog (AMPS), cellular (800MHz), and PCS (1.9GHz) at a maximum transmission speed of 144kbps. The LG-TM520 handset is also a dual folder type where one additional LCD window in the front allows the user to check his or her text messages, time, and caller ID without opening the folder. It also comes with four Hot Keys attached at the upper part of the keypad where frequently used functions can be stored as a Hot Key - further increasing user convenience. It also has a WAP browser to support high-speed mobile Internet access (built-in MSM5000 chip). LGE plans to officially launch its cdma2000 1x handset, LG-TM520, to the U.S. market in time for the launch of new services by Versizon Wireless. With successful completion of CDG2 test in the U.S., LGE plans to not only increase its sales to other major service providers in the U.S., but also expand its market reach for cdma2000 1x handsets to South America to become a globally leading major CDMA handset supplier.