LG KP500 Cookie

 

 

LG Mobile division has launched its new phone LG KP500 Cookie. The LG KP500 cookie is a power packed elegant handset full of great features, and comes in a variety of colors like gold, brown, black and silver. LG KP500 device has a slide QWERTY keyboard so you can use the Internet with ease. It has a 3 inch screen that is a decent size to browse Internet as well as play your favorite videos. With TFT 240X400 pixel resolution and 262k color it gives a clear and colorful display. The FM radio and MP3 player are just what you need to listen to your favorite music tracks. You can store all your favorite tracks and photos with 48MB of internal memory that is expandable to 8 GB Micro SD card. Dimensions of the KP500 phone are 10.6 x 5cm x 5.54cm x 1.19cm and weighs 87g; device has 3.3 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time.

 

 Price:The LG Cookie KP500 costs Indian Rupee(INR) 12,500*** in India.(Indian Price for LG Cookie KP500 in Rupees)

 
Features and Performance

 The LG Cookie has a large 3 inch screen with three buttons at the bottom (the call buttons and the menu button). It looks stylish enough and only slightly thinner than the iPhone 3G. The stylus can be found at the bottom of the phone.

I’m not expecting a lot from the LG Cookie, I mean, for 100 Quid you can’t expect it to compete with the iPhone but for that budget conscious individual who want to be part of the touch screen revolution, the LG KP500 may be the perfect phone to start with. The widgets on the LG Cookie reminds me so much of my Samsung Omnia, the only cool thing about it is that when you shake it, the widgets would arrange themselves in proper order(BTW, the LG KP500 has a built in accelerometer). Now I really wish that Samsung would get to that SDK kit for the Omnia so developers would start making new widgets for it.

If you’ve already handled the Omnia or the iPhone you know that when you first get hold of the LG KP500, it’s the touch screen action is laggy. You can see how laggy it is when you turn the phone sideways and it would take a while before the LG Cookie goes to landscape mode. I’ve heard other users say that the phone constantly hangs or resets itself, I only had that once during my two days with it.

 

Music Player wise, I wasn’t disappointed with the LG KP500. The speaker on this phone is superb and it’s almost worthy to be called a music phone. You can even update the album info on the LG Cookie, which is not present in many other similar phones.

As for the camera, the LG KP500 sports a 2 3 megapixel camera WITHOUT autofocus. Needless to say, you shouldn’t expect much out of the LG Cookie if you’re looking for a camera phone. It can do a good job especially if you’re outside and it’s sunny but indoors, picture quality is not great.

The LG KP500, unlike the LG Viewty can’t play DiVX videos though it can play MPEG4 videos at 24fps. The screen resolution is excellent though doesn’t fare well if you use it on direct sunlight.

The LG Cookie has a good browser though it’s slow reading web pages, maybe because it’s only running on EDGE and has no WiFi or 3G. Too bad but like I said, for 100 Quid, I didn’t expect it to have one.

LG has given a new pet name “LG Cookie” to it’s new LG KP500 affordable price touch screen phone.The LG Cookie has 3-inch TFT touchscreen display and a 3.15 megapixel camera. It does not have 3G support but GPRS,EDGE,Bluetooth,USB are there in it.

It detailed features are :

  • TFT touchscreen, 256K colors,240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches display screen
  • Flash UI
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Handwriting recognition
  • microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB,48 MB internal memory
  • GPRS,EDGE,Bluetooth,USB
  • 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels Camera
  • FM radio with RDS
  • MP3/WMA/AAC player
  • MPEG4/3gp video player
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh with Talk time    Up to 3 h 30 min

Negatives : No WiFi,No 3G

Still a good touchscreen phone at low price

Price:The LG Cookie KP500 costs Indian Rupee(INR) 12,500 in India.

Specifications of LG Cookie KP500

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2008, September
Status Available. Released 2008, December
Size Dimensions 106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm
Weight 89 g
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches
  – Flash UI
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Handwriting recognition
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3
Customization Composer, Download
Vibration Yes
Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photocall
Call records 40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB, buy memory
  – 48 MB internal memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
HSCSD No
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
Features Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  Games 4 + downloadable, order now
  Colors Black, Vandyke brown, Anodizing silver, Elegant gold
  Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, video (QVGA@12fps)
    – FM radio with RDS
  – Java MIDP 2.0
  – MP3/WMA/AAC player
  – MPEG4/3gp video player
  – Organiser
  – Document viewer (DOC, XLS, PDF)
  – Voice memo
  – Built-in handsfree
   
Battery   Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh
Stand-by Up to 350 h
Talk time Up to 3 h 30 min

 

 ***,Mumbai Price, can vary depending on various factors.

Imroz

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Imroz Baig wrote 95 articles for Techstarz.

He is one of the founder members of Techstarz. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and an mba in systems. Imroz is based in mumbai and works for a privately owned software development firm. He blogs at techstarz and his personal blog at imrozbaig.com

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2 Responses to “LG KP500 Cookie”

  1. Chris says:

    I really liked your blog mate. I like how you write and express through your article here… 😉

  2. Matt says:

    Well, nice stuff there… Someone will love this if I tell him about this. He might buy this…

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