LG Cookie (KP500)

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LG KP500
Manufacturer LG
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS, EDGE,CDMA2000-1x
Availability by country

December 2008

May 2009 (AUS)
Dimensions 106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm
Weight 89 grams
CPU Infineon M8877 V2.1 (ARM9E) (32-bit) 175 MHz
Memory 47MB
Removable storage microSD, up to 16GB
Battery Li-ion, 900 mAh
Data inputs Resistive TouchScreen
Display 3", 240x400 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density) Resistive Touchscreen
Rear camera 3.15 Mega Pixel Fixed-Focus Videos QVGA@12fps
Connectivity USB 2.0/Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
An ad for the LG Cookie featuring South Korean pop girl group Girls' Generation

The KP500 (nicknamed LG Cookie or Cooky in Korea) is a touchscreen mobile phone. LG targeted the entry-level touchscreen market keeping the cost of the KP500 as low as possible by omitting some of the features found on high-end products, such as GPS, 3G or Wi-Fi.[1] For example, in Ireland or Belgium, the KP500 is available for less than €65 in some stores.

The LG KP500 has recorded over two million unit sales worldwide in the five months since its launch in December 2008. It has sold 1.2 million units in Europe, 600,000 units in Asia and emerging markets, and 100,000 in Korea, where LG claims that as of March 2009, it is the most popular handset.[2]

The phone was originally released in four colors including Black, Vandyke Brown, Anodizing Silver, and Elegant Gold, but is now available in ten colors, most common four are black, white, pink and most recent, purple. LG plans to expand the KP500’s availability from 40 to 60 countries as part of its push to hit 10 million in sales worldwide.

It is using ARM9E CPU at 175 MHz.

Its main feature is a 3-inch, 240 x 400 pixel touchscreen. The KP500 also contains an accelerometer motion sensor with support for auto-rotating display.[3] It has a 3.15 MP Camera with MPEG-4 video capture at 12 frame/s.[4] There is support for video playback up to 29 frames per second.It can provide fabulous still images but because it has no flash pictures taken in the night look dull. The KP500 has a FM radio with RDS. Other software include a document viewer for DOC, XLS, and PDF formats, and a Java MIDP 2.0 games player. Standby time is up to 350 hours and talk time is up to 3 hours 30 minutes.


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