LG Sells 2 Million Cookie Smartphones

Korean Manufacturer LG has announced that it has sold more than 2 million "Cookie" smartphones worldwide only five months after it was launched.

The KP500 and KP501 have been selling exceptionally well in Europe when they are amongst the cheapest touchscreen smartphones available. On average, around a quarter of a million have been sold since its launch in October 2008.

LG decided to scrap a number of high end features to bring the price around or under £100. Still, the Cookie comes with a 3-inch touchscreen capable of displaying 240x400 pixels, a 3.15-megapixel camera, quad-band compatibility with a weight of only 89g.

The smartphone also comes with a FM radio with RDS and supports up to 8GB microSD cards. LG expects the cookie to be on sale in 60 countries in the next few months as the company ramps up sales, hoping to reach 10 million units by the end of the year.

Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG, said in a press statement that the company "wanted to allow more people to benefit from the advanced touch technology that we introduced in previous touchscreen handsets".

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Our Comments

The LG cookie is currently available on all major networks on PAYG for under £100 and can be obtained free on contract for as little as £15 per month. It can also be purchased SIM free for under £150. LG has another great looking phone selling for approximately the same price, the LG Viewty is available for £99.95 at O2 and in our opinion, is probably the better product.

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