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[ReviewAZON asin=”B001MRZY3S”]Designed to allow more people to experience a taste of touch technology at an attractive price, the LG KP500 Cookie is packed full of advanced features usually found exclusively in premium full touchscreen handsets. Its easily accessible multimedia features–available through widgets as well as shortcut icons–provide a fun and easy mobile experience with a single touch of its 3-inch screen. It comes with a stylus that tucks away in the back of the phone and features easy-to-use handwriting recognition.
The affordably priced LG Cookie offers user-friendly touchscreen technology, 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth stereo music, and MicroSD memory expansion.
You’ll be able to capture still photos and video clips on the go thanks to the 3.2-megapixel camera, as well as enjoy advanced gaming thanks to the touchscreen and the Cookie’s motion sensor technology. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion, digital audio player, stereo FM with RDS capabilities, access to personal email with a document viewer, and over three hours of talk time.
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz). It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.
The Cookie’s large 3-inch touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels, 256K colors) provides an optimized interface for all forms of multimedia content, and its rotating display automatically shifts from narrow to wide mode and vice versa according to the contents and your position. The large screen size and excellent color depth make it ideal for watching movies, taking pictures, browsing the Internet, and creating and editing drawings and documents. The Home screen menu from LG’s Flash user interface (UI) provides quick access to your calendar, alarm clock and digital audio player. The optimized QWERTY keyboard, which automatically comes out when the screen is in wide display mode, enables fast and easy input for email and text-messaging.
With the Cookie’s handwriting recognition, you can write and draw on messages or background pictures taken with the phone’s camera, as well as send text messages without even using the virtual keyboard. It’s also great for realistic gameplay thanks to the embedded motion sensor technology, which recognizes your hand movements and reflects them in the game itself.
The Cookie includes a small 48 MB internal memory, which can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards up to 8 GB in size. The internal phonebook can store up to 1000 contact entries (each with 15 fields for storing multiple numbers, email addresses, IM handles, and more), as well as up to 500 text messages, 500 memos, and 500 to-do items. It also features support for caller groups and picture/ringer ID, display of the 40 most recent dialed/received/missed calls, and compatibility with both MP3 and polyphonic (64-chord) ringtones.
This phone provides the latest version of Bluetooth connectivity–version 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)–which makes pairing with the included headset, as well as other Bluetooth devices, a snap. And with the embedded A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones or other compatible devices.
The 3.2-megapixel camera offers six resolution options (320×240 / 400×240 / 640×480 / 1280×960 / 1600×1200 / 2048×1536) as well as a 2x digital zoom. Other features include night mode capabilities for low-light situations, white balance and brightness adjustments, continuous shot capabilities (3, 6, or 9), three quality options, color effects, a self-timer, and in-phone image editing. In addition to still photos, the Cookie can capture video clips in two resolution options (176×144 / 320×240, 12 fps).
The digital media player offers wide compatibility for audio (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, RA) and video (MPEG4/H.263), and it features equalizer pre-sets (Classic, jazz, Pop, Rock, Concert hall). It also includes a built-in FM radio with RDS, which displays the name of the currently playing song (when tuned to compatible radio stations).
Other features include:
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
- Document viewer: MS Office, Doc, PDF
- Embedded applications and games: Data Wallet, Pipe, Wheelmania, Flying Dices, Thomsons & Touch
- Organizer tools: Calendar, memo, to-do, world clock, unit converter, calculator, alarm, stopwatch
- USB 2.0 connectivity
- Speakerphone, voice memo recording
- Web browser (WAP 2.0/xHTML)
- Flight mode
The LG Cookie weighs 3.14 ounces and measures 4.19 x 2.18 x 0.47 inches. Its 900 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to over three hours of talk time, and up to 350 hours of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.
What’s in the Box
LG Cookie, battery, battery door, travel charger, wired stereo headset, USB cable, screen protector, CD with software, printed user guide