LG launched three news handsets, Cookie Plus, Cookie Fresh and Cookie Pep. All the three Cookies come with full touchscreen display and are expected to be available for purchase in 50 countries at the end of this month.
The LG Cookie Plus, iced in 16 colours, is a mid-range phone and it will come with all the standard features you can expect nowadays from such a device. It will have a 3-megapixel camera (with the option to scribble on photos before sending them), widgets and apps, push email and Web browsing, a speed-dial home screen, cartoon-style interface and LiveSquare social networking capabilities, which assigns avatars to your friends and gathers all their twitterings into one place. The phone plays MPEG-4 video and supports MP3 playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, it will come with 3G connectivity and support for playback and FM tuner.
The LG Cookie Fresh, a follow-up to the pretty Cookie Plus, will have more of an emphasis on style baked in coming in 16 rubber-trimmed colours, but it will only come with a less impressive 2.0-megapixel camera. This will be a huge disadvantage for the Fresh, as mobile phone companies manufacture phones with larger and larger cameras into mobile phones (for instance, Sony Ericsson C905, Samsung SPH-V8200, Samsung i8510 all with an 8 megapixel snapper). However, the main reason the original LG Cookie has been so popular over the last couple of years is not the number of camera’s megapixels, but the fact that it offers a full touchscreen experience at a relative low price. And the LG Cookie Fresh is set to take that appeal even further. It offers S-Class interface, FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack, email capability and built-in social networking applications. It does not support 3G and it will be hitting Europe at around €120/£100.
The LG Cookie Pep, bearing model number GD510, has already been launched in India, aiming the youth. “The all new LG Cookie Pep is in line with our strategy of introducing innovative gadgets and connecting with the youth through relatable propositions. As the name suggests, the phone will enable our young mobile users to have an unordinary fun experience. It delivers all the essentials in communication, multimedia and entertainment in a delightfully compact form. Cookie Pep will be actively marketed through a 360° plan and this will be our biggest campaign till date. I am positive that this phone will be an instant hit with the youngsters”, said Mr. Sudhin Mathur, Business Head, Mobile Communications, LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
It has a 7.62 cm Full Touch Screen, One Touch Social Networking Apps (Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa), a 3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Livesquare, Motion Silent, FM radio, video capture and audio recording, GSM / GPRS / EDGE / WAP / Bluetooth and an internal memory of 42 MB.
Prices for all three new Cookies are yet to be confirmed.