Just in time for the Valentine’s Day, Orange UK has added to its portfolio a new device, the affordable all-touchscreen LG Cookie KP501. The phone will be available in silver and pink, being the perfect gift for February 14th.
You should know that Orange has the KP501 version, which seems somewhat different from the original KP500: buttons on this model are bit smaller. Other than that, expect all the same Cookie goodies.
It has a built-in accelerometer, which simply means that it senses which way is up and automatically rotates the display. The virtual QWERTY keyboard slides into view when you turn the phone to landscape mode, which looks very cool. The accelerometer is also used when playing games, so you can tilt and turn the phone Wii-style to control movement. You can shake and flip the phone at other times to control various functions.
The Cookie is more compact than most touchphones. It’s about 20% smaller than the iPhone 3G and several millimeters thinner than its big brother, the LG Renoir. And weighing just 89g, it’s probably the lightest touchscreen phone ever.
The phone has a media player that plays most popular digital music formats. It also has a stereo FM radio, a 3.2 megapixels camera with no autofocus. The cell phone also supports email and has a document viewer installed. Connectivity includes USB and Bluetooth, and the operating frequency is quadband GSM, so you should be able to use the phone anywhere in the world.
Moreover, the memory is limited at 48 MB, although you can add a microSD memory card to bring this up to 8GB. It’s not 3G and there’s no WiFi.
Here are its notable features:
– 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom
– Video recording
– Touch sensitive screen: TFT LCD, 262k colours, 240 x 400 pixels (3 inches)
– Handwriting recognition
– Music player (MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA formats)
– FM radio
– Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
– T9 predictive text
– Document viewer (TXT, PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS)
– Ringtones: 64 voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
– Java 2.0 games
– Phonebook (1000 names)
– Memory: 48 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (up to 8GB)
– Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth
– Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, web browser
– Vibration alert
– Quad band
– Size: 107 x 55 x 12 mm
– Weight: 89g
– Talktime: 3.5 hours
– Battery standby: 350 hours
Orange is selling the Cookie KP501 for 99.99 GBP on pay as you go, or for free for those willing to sign a contract.