LG Cookie (KP500)

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LG Cookie (KP500/KP501/KP502)
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ManufacturerLG
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS, EDGE,CDMA2000-1x
Availability by regionDecember 2008
May 2009 (AUS)
Dimensions106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm
Mass89 grams
CPUInfineon M8877 V2.1 (ARM9E) (32-bit) 175 MHz
Memory47MB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 16GB
BatteryLi-ion, 900 mAh
Data inputsResistive TouchScreen
Display3", 240x400 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density) Resistive Touchscreen
Rear camera3.15 Mega Pixel Fixed-Focus Videos QVGA@12fps
ConnectivityUSB 2.0/Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

The KP500 (marketed as LG Cookie, or Cooky in South Korea) is a touchscreen mobile phone. LG targeted the entry-level touchscreen market keeping the cost of the Cookie as low as possible by omitting some of the features found on high-end products like LG Renoir, such as GPS, 3G or Wi-Fi.[1] It was announced on 30 September 2008.[2][3]

The LG Cookie became highly popular in the market.[4] It recorded over two million unit sales worldwide in the first five months after its launch in December 2008. It sold 1.2 million units in Europe, 600,000 in Asia and emerging markets, and 100,000 in Korea, where LG claimed that it was the most popular handset as of March 2009.[5] LG planned to expand the Cookie’s availability from 40 to 60 countries as part of its push to hit 10 million in sales worldwide.

The phone was originally released in four colors: Black, Vandyke Brown, Anodizing Silver, and Elegant Gold. This was later increased to ten colors including white, pink and purple.

LG Cookie in the hand
An ad for the LG Cookie featuring South Korean pop girl group Girls' Generation

Its main feature is a 3-inch, 240 x 400 pixel touchscreen, powered by an ARM9E CPU with a clock rate of 175 MHz. It has a 3.15 MP camera capable of capturing still images and MPEG-4 video capture at 12 frame/s, but has no flash module.[6] The LG KP500 Cookie also has an FM radio receiver with RDS and an accelerometer motion sensor with support for auto-rotating display.[7] Software installed on the handset included a document viewer for DOC, XLS, and PDF formats, and a Java MIDP 2.0 games player. The battery is capable of standby time of up to 350 hours and talk time of up to 3 hours 30 minutes.

Other revisions carrying the Cookie name would also be later released: Cookie Fresh, Cookie Lite, Cookie Style, Cookie WiFi, Cookie Gig, Cookie 3G and Cookie Plus all in 2010; Cookie Tweet with a QWERTY keyboard, and Cookie Duo in 2011; and Cookie Smart in 2012. The LG Cookie's successor, LG Pop, was introduced in late 2009.

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