LG Announces LG GS500 Cookie Plus: Full Touchscreen 3G Capable Phone

LG has announced the release of its LG Cookie Plus or LG GS500 mobile phone, that features a 3.0-inch full touch-screen display, and is equipped with 3G network support and built-in SNS capabilities.

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Successor to LG’s immensely popular KP500 COOKIE Touch Phone, the new LG GS500 COOKIE Plus offers the same full touchscreen experience as the LG Cookie, and offers a host of exciting new features including with a fun graphical interface and convenient social networking connectivity.

The new LG GS500 Cookie Plus boasts a several social networking features that includes a easy SNS usability which brings Facebook to mobile screen , besides supporting Twitter, Flickr and many other top social networking websites and LG’s unique peer management application, LiveSquare allows keeping track of most frequent contacts in a dynamic and interactive graphical interface.

Besides, the LG Cookie Plus touch phone also features Editable Screenshot MMS that allows to draw or write on photos and captured screen shots and send via MMS for visually rich communication,  a Widget and Pocket Applications, a weather application preinstalled with support for a maximum of 40 possible on-screen widgets and a new Cartoon-like User Interface with Customizable Color Themes, allowing 18 colourful themes for greater personal expression.

The new LG GS500 Cookie Plus mobile phone is a quadband GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and 3G HSDPA 900 /2100 MHz network readt handset that features a large 3.0-inch, 262,144 colors, 240 x 400 pixels resolution WQVGA full touch screen display which allows better enjoy watching videos, playing games, and looking at photos and larger icons are easier to navigate than smaller ones.

The LG Cookie Plus handset also features Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotation and is equipped with sophisticated handwriting recognition capabilities. The easy-to-use smart handwriting recognition function of the LG GS500 Cookie Plus phone allows users to send text messages without using the touch based virtual keyboard. It also allows writing in complicated languages such as Chinese.

The new LG GS500 Cookie Plus touchscreen mobile phone also features a unique scratch-proof display screen and it boasts of some unique features like motion sensor games, auto rotating display, handsriting recognition and full Active Flash user interface.

Only 11.9 mm thin, LG GS500 Cookie Plus touchscreen phone comes with 50-MB of internal shared memory and features microSD Memory Card Slot for expanded memory with maximum of 16-GB storage space. The handset allows upto 1000 entries phonebook, 500 SMS ans 100 MMS memory along with 40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls records.

The LG GS500 Cookie Plus phone has an embedded stylus pen concealed in the base to be used with the advanced handwriting recognition program that allows the user to write memos and text messages, and also edit photo images by touching the screen with the pen tip. A virtual onscreen full QWERTY keyboard slides into view when the LG GS500 Cookie is held horizontally. In addition, the auto rotating display always shifts images or documents for proper viewing no matter which way the handset is turned.

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Motion sensor games: LG GS500 Cookie Plus phone is equipped with advanced motion sensor technology that allows more fun interactivity to games. Some of the motion sensor ready games included in the phone includes Tomsons&Touch, Pipe game, flying dices, and wheel mania.

Auto rotating display: The onscreen QWERTY keyboard slides into view when the LG-GS500 Cookie Plus phone is held horizontally, and the auto rotating display always shifts images or documents for proper viewing no matter which way the handset is turned.

MP3 Media Player: The LG GS500 Cookie Plus touchscreen phone sports an advanced integrated MP3 media player which supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MP3, Midi, AMR, MPEG4, H.263, WMA Audio formats. In addition, users can use compatible wireless bluetooth headphones with the phone using its integrated bluetooth +A2DP connectivity.

Digital Camera: LG GS500 also features 3.15 Megapixel resolution fixed focus digital camera with maximum of 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution having Schneider-Kreuznach optics allowing 4X Digital Zoom, Multi-shot and Night Mode and multi shot function allows upto 9 shot shot in quick succession . The digital camera also allows continuous video recording (and playback) in MP4 / 3GP formats in QVGA resolution in 15 fps.

Connectivity: The LG GS500 Cookie Plus touchscreen phone several connectivity options includeing GPRS class 10 connection with upto 48 kbps, EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps connection, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Bluetooth v2.1 + A2DP wireless connection, and WAP 2.0, xHTML browser and USB v2.0/v1.2 port support. The phone supports polyphonic 64 channels ringtones supporting MP3, AAC+, AAC+ Enhacned, MIDI, and SMAF audio formats.

FM Radio with Recording: LG GS600 Cookie Plus touchscreen phone also sports integrated FM radio with autoscan for upto 9 station presets in 12 groups for faster and easier access. The FM radio also offers live or scheduled recording which can be saved and also used as ringtones. The FM radio can also be played on Speakerphone.

The LG GS500 Cookie Plus mobile handset also sports a unique Anti-theft Mobile Tracker which can help trace the handset if stolen. Some other features include video playyer, video caller ID, built-in speaker and In-flight mode, document viewers for Microsoft Office (word, excel, ppt), and PDF.

To be available Black, Silver and Purple colors, the LG Cookie Plus GS500 touch phone will roll-out globally to 45 countries beginning with France and Italy in early March 2010.

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