Friday, 25 June 2010

Time for Stillness.. Time for Silence


Date: 21st June - 3rd July 2010
Venue: Artspace Galleries, 18 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PL

Artspace Galleries London is proud to present, Time for Stillness.. Time for Silence, an exhibition by Soon Yul Kang. The exhibition showcases a beautiful selection of hand woven tapestries inspired by the concepts of Zen - simplicity, stillness and emptiness.
Soon Yul Kang is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She studied textile arts in Korea, Japan and at West Dean College in UK. She received her MA at Goldsmiths College, University of London and has been a residentartist in Kew Studio in Richmond since 1998. She now returns to Korea each year to lecture at Ewha Womans University. Soon Yul Kang specialises in hand woven tapestries but she also creates collages and mixed media works. She uses traditional tapestry weaving technique but expressed in a contemporary way. A tapestry of hers is on permanent display at West Middlesex University Hospital.
All of Soon Yul Kang’s tapestries have been created by hands using traditional tapestry weaving techniques, by the use of very subtle mix of coloured wool threads. She creates smooth gradation by using subtly blended colour threads just as a painter uses a colour palette.
“My works have been concerned with contemplation, healing and time. The inspiration for my tapestries comes mostly from nature, from various serene landscapes. I have also been inspired by Zen concepts such as simplicity, stillness and emptiness. I am still developing these ideas in my tapestries with tranquil landscapesthat involve subtle changes in colour and light that reflect changes in perspective and mood. They do not represent an actual scene but are more like semi-abstract representations. Subtlety of woven colour is more important than actual depiction of a scene. I am exploring how nature can effect human emotion and how the image may be used in meditation and healing.”

Asiana’s New 7 Star Cabin Meal


Asiana Airlines (President & CEO: Young-doo Yoon) and Edward Kwon (Burj AL Arab’s Hotel’s former Head Chef) introduced it’s new cabin menu lineup on the 24th of June at LSG (Asiana’s Catering Associates) presentation room located in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Asiana Airlines and Edward Kwon formed a partnership on the 20th of April to upgrade and jointly develop new cabin menus for Asiana Airlines customers. With only 2 months after forming the strategic partnership between Asiana and Edward Kwon, 40 new menus has been chosen in agreement with Asiana’s catering associate LSG (Lufthansa Sky Chefs).
Edward Kwon commented "The outcome of the new menus was the endless communication of theory (Best in taste & style), and reality (Airline Cabin Meal) which were the basic principles in making the new menus. Especially, we put tremendous time and effort to provide the high-end quality of meals towards the travel class passengers."
Asiana Airlines official commented "The most important factor of cabin meal is simultaneously satisfying the customers taste and sight. We also choose the menus that could be cooked on the ground and easily serviced inside the cabins despite the space limitation. These were the key factors in choosing our menus."

The representing menu for Business Class is ‘(Thyme Crusted Halibut with Chive Mash Potato)’, for Travel Class is ‘(Slowly Cooked Chicken, Onion Puree, Crushed Potato, Green Peas, Au Jus).’Around 10 menus will be serviced starting from the 1st of August on Asiana’s European routes, and gradually expand to Asiana’s long hauled routes.
The ‘Thyme Crusted Halibut with Chive Mash Potato’ dish was developed to remove the fishy smell by using Thyme herbs, cooks the cover of the fish to crisp, and to harmonize the taste, mash potato is added. The ‘Slowly Cooked Chicken, Onion Puree, Crushed Potato, Green Peas, Au Jus’ dish slowly cooks the chicken breast in low temperature to maintain the gravy of the meat, and includes the Onion Puree and peas which is low in calorie and good for the health. These menus were provided by Edward Kwon’s essence of experience.
Asiana Airlines Executive Vice President of Cabin & Airport Service, Tae-Keun, Han commented "In providing the best of quality of services, Asiana has received consultation from Edward Kwon in changing our cabin menus. Except for the Bibimbab, Sambab and Mulberry Noodles which is the continuing best sellers. Asiana will continue its reputation as being the 5 Star Airline, 2009 ATW and 2010 Skytrax Airline of the year and the grand slam winner of the airline industry by continuously making improvements for our customers."

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Terunobu Fujimori and Richard Wentworth: The Urban Subconscious


Date: 16 July 2010 19:00-20:00
Venue: Lecture Theatre, The Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London. SW7 2RL
Tel: 020 7942 2211
Web:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Organiser: The Victoria and Albert Museum


Alongside his built work, Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori has spent years documenting the traces of ephemeral patterns of behaviour in Tokyo, from tracks left by cyclists following a shortcut to the graffiti a branch makes on a wall. In conversation with the artist Richard Wentworth, Fujimori will discuss this work on the ‘urban subconscious,’ as well as his commission for the 1:1 - Architects Build Small Spaces exhibition and the ancient forms of vernacular architecture that have inspired him.

Ticket: £8/£6 concessions
Book online or call +44 (0)20 7942 2211
Organised in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation

Amateur Chefs Get Cooking For LG Life Tastes Good Championship 2010


LG Electronics (LG) once again kicks-off the LG Life Tastes Good Championship, its popular international cooking contest now in its third year. With preliminary rounds taking place in Korea and France on June 3, the championship featured about 50 amateur chefs from 21 countries competing to create the perfect dish using LG cooking appliances.
The global event will conclude in Korea on September 29 with 25 teams participating for the world title. LG Life Tastes Good Championship this year will bring together more than 20,000 contestants in national, regional and global “cook-offs”. In the months leading up to the global final, countries across North America, South America, Europe, CIS and Asia will hold their own national and regional competitions.
In Korea, the first of two preliminary rounds took place on a restaurant on the banks of the Han River. Under the watchful eye of expert judges – including Korea’s “Home Cooking Majesty” Hae-jung Lee – 10 Korean “blogger-chefs” showed off their culinary skills in a tight competition with Youngmi Park and Youngjun Lee, taking the crown.
In France, another preliminary round took place on the same day at the famous Atelier Guy Martin in Paris. Working closely with LG, the Federation Fran├žaise de Cuisine Amateur (French Amateur Cooking Committee) selected Caroline Boutoille as the French representative chef from more than 2,000 participants. “Food is such an important part of almost every culture,” said Dan Koh, Vice President of LG’s Home Appliance Company. “With Life Tastes Good Championship, LG is celebrating the diversity of food and cultures with help from our popular appliances.”

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Watch The World Cup Live Here!!!


Date:
12/06/2010, 12:30pm "Korea v Greece
17/06/2010, 12:30pm "Korea v Argentina"
22/06/2010, 07:30pm "Korea v Nigeria"

Venue:
"Roadhouse" The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2 8ND (Nearest Tube: Covent Garden / Charing Cross)
"Zoo Bar" 13-17 Bear St. Leicester Square, WC2H 7AS (Nearest Tube: Leicester Square)

Admission:
£5, includes 1 free drink for students with ID (18 and over only so please bring ID's)

After party@Zoo Bar:
22/06/10, 10:00pm - 03:00am

For more info and table bookings, please contact:
dnp.society@gmail.com / 07714 994 419

Tibet Festival in London in celebration of the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday


Event Date: Saturday 3rd July
Time: 12noon – 6pm
Place: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London SE1 6HZ (next to Imperial War Museum)
Entrance: Free, donations welcome
More info: www.dalailamabirthday.org.uk

Dalai Lama’s 75th birthday: Tibet Festival in the Park

A free festival that celebrates the life and ideals of the Dalai Lama and showcases the endangered traditions and culture of Tibet

On Saturday 3rd July, the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (near the Tibetan Peace Garden1 that was opened by the Dalai Lama in 1999) will be buzzing with musicians, entertainers and performers from Tibet and around the world along with an array of Tibetan and other stalls, Tibetan food and more.

Attractions and activities include:
• Dramatic traditional sacred Buddhist dances by the Tashi Lhunpo monks of Tibet2
• Traditional and modern songs by world renowned Tibetan singer Soname3
• Mongolian overtone chanting by Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino4
• Colourful Tibetan dances and music from the Tibetan Community in Britain dance group
• Parade of Tibetan costumes
• Tibetan tea in a traditional Tibetan nomadic tent
• The history of Tibetan medicine and traditional herbs exhibition
• Opportunity to write personal birthday messages to the Dalai Lama on a windhorse (paper prayer flag)
• A variety of workshops to discover some of the colourful and distinct traditions of Tibet including the art of the sand mandala, overtone singing, butter sculptures, traditional Tibetan songs
• Children’s activities include face painting and making prayer flags and yak puppets
• Plus other very special guest acts

A world of HD entertainment at your fingertips: Slim, space-saving new VAIO J Series


The stylish, all-in-one VAIO J Series PC from Sony puts everyone’s HD multimedia collection within fingertip reach.

An elegant addition to any living space, new VAIO J Series delivers an uncompromised HD entertainment experience in a beautiful, integrated design that cuts unsightly cables. The computer’s unique ‘loop’ design offers space underneath the screen to stow the keyboard while you’re watching movies or enjoying music.

The slim all-in-one design is dominated by a 54.7cm (21.5”) VAIO Display Plus that offers plenty of space to display two full-size web pages side-by-side. Full HD 1080 resolution and multiple lamp technology ensure a brilliantly detailed view of HD movies, photos and games with rich, vivid colours. The stunning touchscreen also offers a beautifully intuitive way to view and interact with the web, documents and your digital media collection.

VAIO J Series offers plenty of power for a responsive digital media experience at work or play. Latest-generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors are complemented by NVIDIA® GeForce graphics for smooth video playback, gaming and 3D entertainment. There’s also an impressive 500GB of hard disc space – plenty to store the biggest home multimedia collection.

The generously-sized touchpanel is a brilliant showcase for Media Gallery. This ‘smart’ media player organises your photos, videos and music for easy browsing with touch, flick, drag and rotate gestures. Media Gallery even learns from your preferences, recommending new content to deliver a truly personalised entertainment experience.


Also included, YouPaint is an easy-to-use art package that offers limitless creative fun for kids and parents alike. Choose from a huge palette of brushes, crayons, image pipes, tracing papers and more. Add sparkle to your masterpiece with a generous choice of decorative stamps. Multi-touch support lets you resize and rotate stamps with your fingertips: you can even move and bounce stamps around the screen with exciting motion effects.

VAIO Gate gives one-click access to your favourite programmes and media via an attractive bar at the top of your desktop. For extra convenience, a dedicated VAIO Care button helps identify and solve any issues with your VAIO to keep it at peak performance.

Your connectivity options are broadened with Bluetooth® for cable-free communication with mobile phones, notebooks, mice and keyboards, printers, digital cameras and game consoles.

The new VAIO J Series touchscreen multimedia computer is available from July 2010.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Okinawa Day 2010


Date: 26 June 2010, 11:00 - 19:00
Venue: Spitalfields Market
Email: contact@okinawaday.org.uk
Web: www.okinawaday.org.uk
Organiser: Okinawa Association UK, London Okinawa Sanshinkai


Okinawa Day 2010 will be held at Spitalfields, London E1 on Saturday 26th June 2010 from 11:00-19:00. This is an admission free event and welcomes all visitors to enjoy the day in Spitalfields.

Okinawa Day 2010 will demonstrate the wide range of Okinawan culture through the performing arts (folk and classical songs accompanied by sanshin lute, drumming performance and eisa dance) and arts and crafts, food, tourism and so on. This event is strongly committed to promote ‘Ryukyu’ culture in the U.K in order to enhance the cultural understanding and relationship between the U.K and Okinawa. More importantly we would like to make Okinawa Day a sustainable event each year in order to encourage a U.K audience to participate in future ‘Ryukyu’ events and to create a ‘Ryukyu’ cultural hub in the U.K.

Honda Affiliate to Open New Safety Driving Center in Singapore


Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd. (SSDC), a Honda affiliate company, has relocated from Ang Mo Kio (in central Singapore) to Woodlands (in northern Singapore) and held a ceremony to commemorate the official opening of its new safety driving center which includes the first full-scale multi-story driving circuit in Southeast Asia. Equipped with a 3-story driving circuit that makes effective use of limited land, the new facility is the only safety driving center in Singapore which can provide training and testing for riders and drivers of all types of vehicles from motorcycles to heavy vehicles including crane trucks.
Since its establishment in 1983 as the very first safety driving center in Singapore, SSDC has trained more than 250,000 riders and drivers. In addition, SSDC has been working together with the Bukit Batok Driving Centre Ltd. (BBDC), a Honda affiliate company established in 1990, in Bukit Batok (in the mid-western Singapore), to conduct various road safety and safety driving activities that are deeply rooted in the local community. Honda is committed to continue expanding its contribution to the realization of a safe mobility society in Singapore.

“Honda hopes this center will establish a new benchmark by making an even greater contribution to the ideal of safer mobility, because safety is not only Honda’s dream – but the fervent hope of everyone in Singapore and even throughout Asia,” said Fumihiko Ike, Chief Operating Officer for Honda Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania) at the ceremony.

Since 1964, to fulfill its social responsibility as a company which provides mobility including motorcycles and automobiles, Honda has been providing educational opportunities for motorcycle riders and automobile drivers to learn the proper handling and operation of vehicles and to promote public understanding of mobility and expansion of safe driving. Honda will continue its efforts to become a company that society wants to exist and conduct activities to promote road safety and responsible driving which will be accepted and trusted by society.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Special Film Screenings: The 60th Commemoration of the Korean War


Date: 10/06/2010, 17/06/2010, 24/06/2010
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Ground Floor, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, Greater London WC2N 5BW

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the Korean Cultural Centre UK will be offering 3 film screenings through June. After Bae Hyoung-jun’s Once Upon a Time in Seoul on the 10th of June, we will be showing Kim Ki-duk's Address Unknown on the 17th June, and Yu Hyun-mok's Rainy Days on the 24th June. Each film depicts war and its aftermath from a distinct perspective. There will be accompanying events related to the Korean War as well, see below for details.
Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008) describes the Korean War orphans’ struggle for survival in the devastation that was post-war Korea. Address Unknown (2001) by Kim Ki-duk is a story about the suffering and deviance of children in the 1970s’ whose mothers were Korean and fathers had been American soldiers. There will also be a guided tour of the new exhibition: “Present from the Past” for the first 30 guests to the screening of Address Unknown.
The final film, Rainy Season will be screened on the 24th June. The director, Yu Hyun-mok’s films have had a lasting legacy on Korean cinema from his use of realism to his approach to modernisation. Rainy Season illustrates a wounded family which reflects the circumstances of Korea in the mid-1950s’ dichotomised by the ideological confrontation that the war presented. There will be a food tasting event followed by a brief talk by a veteran from the British Korean Veterans Association prior to the screening.

Asiana’s New Business Class Seats “OZ Quadra Smartium”


Asiana Airlines (President & CEO: Young-doo Yoon) will be operating the newly installed business class seats “OZ Quadra Smartium”on the B777-200ER on the routes of Incheon~SanFrancisco, Incheon~LA, and Incheon~Bejing starting from the 7th of June.

The new name for Asiana’s business class seats “OZ Quadra Smartium” comes from the world “OZ” the alphabet code for Asiana, “Quadra” meaning 4 advantages, and ‘Smart’ meaning wisdom, smart and “ium” as in space. This means that the new business class seats have 4 special good points.

‘OZ Quadra Smartium’ biggest advantages is that it is the first ever zig zag layout (Staggered Layout) that a domestic airliner has received. All seats are now capable of accessing directly without the disturbance of the passenger next to you. Especially the 32 business seat layout of the B777 has been changed to 24 seats by increasing the seat pitch by 15 inches. The new layout allows the passenger to move more freely.
Also the new business seats provide a full flat bed type seat (180 degrees) which is normally provided to the first class seats. Movable dining tables have been implied so that the passenger can move freely at anytime. Separate from the dining table, there are separate cocktail tables located next to each seats. Notebooks, newspapers can be rested on the table.
Other amenities include a storage place for shoes, PC power outlets, USB Ports, personal storage place. Most of all the new business seats have been designed to fit the business traveler and made the seats more like a small office area. A foldable arm rest and movable head rest has also been installed to aid the rest of the business traveler.

Asiana will invest $15millon by next May to the new seats. 4 B777 will be installed with the new ‘OZ Quadra Smartium’ seats. The seats will be provided on the U.S, Europe, and Oceania long hauled flights.
Asiana has invested a total of $70million on 16 carriers to upgrade the cabins from May of 2006 to February of 2009. Last year AVOD (Audio Video on Demand) systems were installed in all seats for the mid/long ranged flights. Asian is investing a great amount to provide the best of cabin services and its environment to our customers.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

PRESENT FROM THE PAST: The 60th Commemoration of the Korean War


Dates: 16 June – 17 July 2010
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW
Tel: 020 7004 2600
Web: www.kccuk.org.uk

A positive, dynamic and exciting exhibition of contemporary art by forty Korean Artists, reflecting on the Korean War and its legacy. And thanking the men and women of Britain who came to Korea’s defence in the name of liberty in 1950.

From 16 June to 17 July 2010 the exhibition PRESENT FROM THE PAST marks sixty years since the Korean War began on June 25 1950. It also offers forty artists an unique opportunity to express their gratitude to British veterans of the war. Some 58,000 British men and women served in Korea and helped to secure the independence and liberty millions of Koreans have today.

PRESENT FROM THE PAST sees forty newly commissioned works from forty Korean artists working internationally. The exhibition pays particular attention to the ways artists deploy their own history – whether through a reinterpretation of the Korean War or its legacy for the people of Korea.

After the exhibition, all the exhibited art works will be donated to the Royal British Legion and will be auctioned in September 2010, with the support of Sotheby’s. The auctioneer Lord Dalmeny of Sotheby’s will auction the lots and all proceeds will be donated to the British Korean Veterans Association Relief Fund. In addition, as a Thank You present, 80,000 special edition postcards of the artworks on show have been printed so that each member of the British Korean Veterans Association may have a set.

As with every Korean, the contributing artists each fully appreciate the importance of 25 June for the people of the Korean peninsula. Korea's contemporary art scene is indebted to the sacrifices of the Korean War veterans and the honour of marking this anniversary with an exhibition and auction is such that not one of the artists approached turned down the invitation to contribute.

The artworks encompass sculpture relief, oil on canvas, print, drawing and photography, with many artists creating new works especially for this unique event. Each artist was asked to produce a piece of work reflecting one of the following four themes:

I. ‘Connections that transcend Time and Space’
II. 'Destruction and Creation'
III. ‘Forgotten War, Unforgettable People’
IV. ‘My Korea, its Fragile Peace’

The Exhibition PRESENT FROM THE PAST is brought to you by the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The auction is organised by the Royal British Legion in association with the British Korean Veterans Association. This exhibition is curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim of the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

Samsung Pushes the Right Buttons with Digital Marketing Campaign


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has been awarded a prestigious international CLIO award for a new strategic communications and public relations initiative to launch its ST1000 product. The CLIO Awards are one of the world’s most recognised international advertising, design and communications competitions, focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current and innovative work. The prize was awarded for an online and social media campaign to launch the ST1000 digital camera, in conjunction with Austria’s renowned Schonbrunn Zoo and demonstrated Samsung’s ongoing commitment to breakthrough communication campaigns.

Samsung developed a unique partnership with the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, to show consumers how easy and intuitive the new ST1000 camera is at uploading pictures to the internet via its innovative wireless capabilities, a feature shared across a number of Samsung’s digital cameras. Samsung equipped the zoo’s resident female Orangutan ‘Nonja’ with the ST1000 camera, and the images produced by Nonja were then uploaded through the camera’s wireless capabilities daily to a Facebook account and specially designed Microsite, receiving an overwhelming 200,000 hits from a worldwide audience of fans.

This unprecedented and ground breaking strategy proved that ST1000’s capabilities and easy-to-use features could even be operated by anyone, including an Orangutan, a message that was successfully communicated to an audience around the world. The campaign showcased the ST1000’s ability to capture and share photo memories wirelessly on the move, allowing users to truly connect with family and friends. Packed full of innovation and encased in a sleek compact frame, the camera’s wireless functionality enables users to send and post pictures in real time via applications like Facebook and provides an unrivalled experience in sharing content amongst loved ones. With the increasing need for camera users to share their images instantly with loved ones, a number of Samsung’s digital cameras provide wireless capabilities.

“Today’s CLIO Silver award accreditation is an important milestone for Samsung and a celebration of our continuing efforts in showcasing our cameras and communications strategies with the most innovative and forward thinking campaigns in the industry. Our goal has always been to show camera users that our camera ranges are designed to meet everyone’s needs and the increasing demand for wireless capability, and this campaign demonstrated our success in communicating these messages direct to customers and the consumer market through our ground breaking and innovative strategies, which this award represents,” explained Sang Jin Park, President of digital imaging business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. “It is our continuing goal to lead the way in innovation through our pioneering communication strategies, to ensure that the ease-of-use ‘Smart Cameras’ capabilities are demonstrated to a global audience of camera enthusiasts.”

For nearly five decades, the CLIO awards have maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honouring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. Samsung’s campaign captured these key elements of the competition and successfully connected on an emotional level to the general public, through an impactful communication campaign that showcased not only one of their leading digital products, but opened the doors to the continuing innovation encapsulated in cameras like the 2view and NX10 for the consumer market and ongoing breakthrough communication campaigns.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

BFI Kurosawa Season


Date: 1 - 30 June 2010
Venue: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Tel: 020 7928 3232
Web:
www.bfi.org.uk/go/japaneseembassykurosawa
Organiser: BFI (British Film Institute)

In June, the BFI celebrates Akira Kurosawa’s centenary with a season of the great Japanese director’s finest films at BFI Southbank and the nationwide release of a new restoration of Oscar winner Rashomon. This hugely influential and visually stunning masterpiece, which contemplates different versions of 'truth', forms the centrepiece of the season.
Akira Kurosawa and His Influence (BFI Southbank, 1 – 30 June) features twelve of Kurosawa’s own works, including the famous Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Red Beard, as well as a selection of films from directors inspired by Kurosawa. Rashomon will also be released at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin, and cinemas nationwide from 18 June.

Maximize Your Social Networking Experience With LG Town GT350


LG Electronics (LG) today announced the launch of the LG Town GT350, a QWERTY keypad equipped messaging phone optimized for social networking integration.

The LG Town GT350 is the first phone in LG’s new Town Series, with its special focus on social networking services (SNS). With its effortless connectivity and instant access to SNS sites, LG’s newest phone range is the perfect platform for users to maintain their very own communities or “towns” of friends and social groups.

“The LG Town Series is the result of our effort to provide consumers with an exciting on-the-go social networking experience with better connectivity and easier access to the people who matter the most to them,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Starting with the LG Town GT350, the series will offer instant access to a multitude of social networks, providing users with the kind of smart, smooth integration they have told us they want.”

The LG Town GT350’s user interface was specifically designed to make it easier than ever to enjoy real-time interaction with friends on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Orkut . A live social network feed appears on the phone’s 3-inch WQVA touchscreen and a quick tap of the refresh button brings up the latest updates instantly.

LG, long known for its outstanding mobile phone QWERTY keypads, spares no expense when it comes to the LG Town GT350. This phone’s four-row QWERTY keypad offers a spacious layout that reduces mistyping and customizable shortcut keys provide direct access to optimized interfaces for each network.

Screenshots and photos taken with the phone’s 2-megapixel camera, can be uploaded to multiple social networks or shared through MMS or email. The LG Town GT350 offers Wi-Fi support for faster internet access.

Even with a fully optimized touch interface and a wide 3-inch display accompanying the slide-out keyboard, the LG Town GT350 manages to maintain a slim 15.9 mm profile. The stylish design of the phone is enhanced by its grip-friendly rounded edges and availability in four colors -- aqua blue, purple, light silver and black.

The LG Town GT350 will be introduced in European markets including the UK, Germany and Italy this month, followed by other regions. Pricing will be announced separately in each market.

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