LG Prada

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PRADA Phone by LG
LG KE850 Prada Hauptmenü.jpg
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Compatible networksGPRS/EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
RelatedLG Chocolate
Form factorSlate
Dimensions98.8×54×12 mm
Mass85 g
MemorymicroSD Internal Memory Slot, behind the battery.
Display256K color TFT touchscreen, 240 × 400 px
Rear camera2 megapixel, video CIF (30 frame/s), flash
ConnectivityBluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0

The LG KE850, also known as the LG Prada,[1] is a touchscreen mobile phone made by LG Electronics. It was first announced on 12 December 2006[2][3] and was created in collaboration with Italian luxury designer Prada.[4] It was made official in a press release on 18 January 2007.[1] Sales started in May 2007, retailing for about $777 (600 euros).[5]

It is the first mobile phone with a capacitive touchscreen.[6] The KE850 sold 1 million units[7][8] in the first 18 months.[9] A second version of the phone, the LG Prada II (KF900) was released December 2008.[citation needed]

The LG Prada was announced shortly before Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the [10] iPhone on January 9, 2007.[11][12] After the release of the iPhone the head of the LG Mobile Handset R&D Center was quoted saying he believed Apple had stolen the idea from the KE850 after it was announced as part of the iF Design Award.[13][14]

Specifications[edit]

Source: [15][better source needed]

General[edit]

  • Form factor: Touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
  • Weight: 85 g
  • Main screen type: Capacitive TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Main screen size/resolution: 240 × 400 pixels, 3 inches
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Operating system: Flash UI
  • Built-in handsfree: Yes
  • Voice-dial/memo: Yes
  • Vibration: Yes
  • Organiser: Yes
  • Office document viewer: .ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt
  • Battery stand-by: Up to 300 h
  • Battery talk time: Up to 3 h

Connectivity[edit]

  • 2G network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 (tri-band)
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: v2.0

Multimedia[edit]

  • 2MP camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video (CIF 30 frame/s), flash
  • Internal memory: 8 MB shared memory
  • Memory slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 2 GB
  • Games: Halloween Fever, Photo Puzzle, Virus, Pipe
  • Music: MP3 player
  • Radio: Yes
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
  • Speakers: Built-in handsfree

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mobile Innovation Meets Avant-Garde Design" (Press release). 24 October 2007.
  2. ^ "LG, Prada to Start Selling Mobile Phone at Start of Next Year" (Press release). 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 8 January 2007.
  3. ^ "The LG KE850: touchable chocolate".
  4. ^ "LG unveils iPhone-like Prada mobile phone". MacDailyNews. 19 January 2007.
  5. ^ zekrahminator (19 January 2007). "LG and Prada show off iPhone look-alike". TechPowerUp.
  6. ^ Temple, Stephen. "Vintage Mobiles: LG Prada – First mobile with a capacitive touchscreen (May 2007)". History of GMS: Birth of the mobile revolution.
  7. ^ Christian Zibreg (23 February 2009). "Second-gen LG Prada, not the iPhone, rules the fashion cellphone market". TG Daily.
  8. ^ RobK (20 November 2008). "LGPradaWatch: Naming of the phone, sales and miscellaneous musings". Mobile Industry Review.
  9. ^ Telecoms Korea article from 2008/09/24
  10. ^ Dolan, Brian. "Timeline of Apple "iPhone" Rumors (1999–Present)". Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
  11. ^ Jobs, Steve (January 19, 2007). Macworld San Francisco 2007 Keynote Address. San Francisco: Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on December 22, 2010.
  12. ^ Cohen, Peter (13 March 2007). "Macworld Expo Keynote Live Update". Macworld. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  13. ^ Wright, Aaron (20 February 2007). "The iPhone Lawsuits". Apple Matters. Retrieved 25 June 2007.
  14. ^ a b "iF product design award 2007 - 01. Consumer Electronics/Telecommunications". Archived from the original on 14 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Iohana Georgescu (19 March 2007). "LG Prada Wins 'Best of the Best' Award". Softpedia.
  17. ^ "LG's Prada wins prestigious European design award". Mobile Tech News. 19 March 2007.
  18. ^ "Best phones of 2007 unveiled at Mobile Choice Awards". 5 October 2007. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008.
  19. ^ "What Mobile Awards 2007 - 2006 Winners". Archived from the original on 11 May 2008.
  20. ^ "Best-Looking Phone - Mobile Devices - CNET Asia Readers' Choice Awards 2007/08". Archived from the original on 15 September 2008.