Take advantage of Cingular's 3G data network with the CU500. See a phone demonstration. Other key features include support for a Bluetooth stereo headset, an advanced MP3 player with music ID, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Packaged in a stylish black clamshell design, the CU500 phone is the ultimate multimedia device, and the perfect complement to Cingular wireless service.
The CU500 design takes the standard clamshell form factor to the next level with its impressive media and data capabilities while maintaining a stylish and cool exterior. A large 176 x 220 color display with over 65,000 colors dominates the inside of the top cover. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 96 full-color display that can display pictures, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. Convenient music player control buttons reside just below the external screen, and the 1.3 megapixel camera lens is housed above this display while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad. A USB data port is provided, as is a microSD/TransFlash memory card slot. Lastly, the internal antenna is safely tucked away, keeping the phone's design compact and portable.
The CU500's internal phone book can hold up to 500 contacts while the phone's picture ID system allows you to assign pictures to your most common callers. It also supports 72-chord polyphonic ringtones, and comes stock with 10 unique ringtones built right into the unit, while more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular Wireless' MEdia Net service. For times when you want to be discreet, there's a vibrating alert, and a built-in full-duplex speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Meanwhile, voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family, and associates as easy as saying their names.
Because the CU500 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.
Enjoy Cingular Video, right on your handset. Messaging, Internet and Tools
The CU500 is a messaging and wireless Internet powerhouse. With UMTS and HSDPA support built right into the phone, you'll be streaming and downloading at speeds so fast your head will spin. Used in combination with one of Cingular's MEdia Max plans that supports Cingular Video (additional Cingular charges apply), the CU500 will allow you to play high-quality news clips, sports clips, weather clips, and more--right on your phone. And with Cingular's exclusive partnership with HBO Mobile and HBO Family Mobile, you'll never be at a loss for something good to watch.
Into sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, and sound and video via messages? When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video cameras, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported via AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and ICQ (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia Net service lets you do more than just stream videos--it lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the CU500. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.
Let the music play... A number of handy software tools are bundled with the CU500 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with a unit conversion feature, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the phone's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The unit also supports USB mass storage, meaning you can use your phone as a portable hard drive--making for easy file transfer between phone and PC. The CU500 is also FOTA capable, meaning you can upgrade firmware over the air without ever having to plug your phone into anything.
Imaging and Entertainment
With features like a dual speaker set for 3D sound, and stereo Bluetooth headphone capability, the CU500 shines in the entertainment department. When the feeling strikes you, jam out to your favorite music on the unit's advanced mp3 player, and because the CU500 sports a memory card slot, you can load up all your favorite music and bring it with you (memory cards sold separately). And because the phone supports MobiTV and MobiRadio, in addition to streaming video and TV, you can listen to your favorite radio station via the supported digital radio service--great for times when you feel like listening to new music (additional Cingular charges apply).
The phone's 1.3 megapixel camera features a 4x zoom, image quality options, and an auto-timer so you can be in your pictures, too. Capture stills and then send them to your friends via MMS messaging or email, or to your PC via USB or Bluetooth. The CU500 also supports custom graphics for wallpapers so you can dress up the phone to suit your fancy.
Support for Java 2.0 gaming is built into the phone and games are available for download via the Cingular MEdia Net service. The CU500 also sports an airplane mode feature, which allows you to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.
The LG CU500 weighs 3.70 ounces and measures 3.8 x 1.95 x 0.76 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 240 hours of digital standby time. It features UMTS with HSDPA capability, and runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 850/1900 WCDMA frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
High-speed video, rotating 1.3 megapixel camera, streaming TV, and 3D stereo sound — you want it, the CU500 has it! This fully-featured phone is the ultimate multimedia device packaged in a stylish black clamshell. The first phone of its kind, the CU500 lets you listen to music using a Bluetooth® stereo headset and supports HSDPA high-speed network. If you’re looking for superior multimedia capability wherever you go, look no further than the CU500.