LG KP500 Cookie review: Grab a bite

It almost feels unfair of LG to give the KP500 a name that's so hard to say no to. The Cookie scent seems to have inspired a craving already and LG are hoping to have you coming back for more. A genuinely affordable touchscreen, a very decent specs sheet, and fun and friendly interface can turn out quite a treat if baked right. Our light and crunchy review is hot out of the oven, so let's crack the fortune cookie, shall we.

The LG KP500 Cookie seems to have every reason to chill out and cash in on the kept promise of making touch-operated phones so sweetly inexpensive. Available for a mere 200 euro (contract-free) it might enjoy a decent run, pretty much owning the lower end of touchscreens at this point. So much so, that it's tempting to speculate whether the Cookie could've been the right kind of response to the first iPhone, with the proper timing of course. OK, this maybe taking it too far but don't go blaming us. It's the Cookie.

Key features:
3" 256K-color TFT touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels)
Quad-band GSM support
3 megapixel fixed focus camera
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
50MB internal memory
Hot-swappable microSD card slot (supporting card with capacity of up to 16GB)
Accelerometer for auto screen rotate
Virtual QWERTY keyboard
FM radio with RDS
Widgets interface
Multi-tasking with a real task manager
Excellent touch optimized image gallery
Handwriting recognition
Smart dialing
Office document viewer (no PowerPoint)
Simple, yet stylish design
Relatively inexpensive price


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