LG Launches LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Full Touchscreen Phone in India

LG has launched its brand new offering in Cookie brand, the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Mobile Phone, that features a large 3.0-inch TFT resistive full touch-screen display, a Cartoon-styled user interface with customizable color themes and built-in simple SNS connector.


The new LG Cookie Fresh GS290 phones follow its predecessor, LG Cookie KP500, which sold over 13 million units worldwide by offering an exciting full touchscreen experience with social networks, mobile applications and advanced graphics.

To be priced at Rs. 6,199, the new LG Cookie Fresh (LG GS290) boasts a distinctive design with a splash of imagination and personality. This handset offers the features found in the original Cookie but comes in a sleek and smooth package and soft outer grip as well as in 16 bold color variations.

Originally announced on 15th March, 2010, the Successor to LG’s immensely popular KP500 Cookie Touch Phone, the new LG GS290 Cookie Fresh 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 Simple SNS Connector that allows direct access to social networks with the dedicated Facebook and Twitter interface.

The new LG GS290 Cookie Fresh 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 new LG Cookie Fresh GS290 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, an animated interface allowing 18 colourful themes for greater personal expression. And Cookie Speed Dial allows easy access to close friends with an updated version of the Cookie phone’s popular speed dialing home screen.

The new LG Cookie Fresh GS290 mobile phone is a quadband GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900  network ready 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 Fresh GS290 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 GS290 Cookie Fresh 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 GS290 Cookie Fresh 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, handwriting recognition and full Active Flash user interface.

Only 12.5 mm thin, LG Cookie Fresh GS290 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 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.


Motion sensor games: LG Cookie Fresh GS290 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 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. The handset is equipped with 3.5mm headset audio jack for added convenience.

Digital Camera: LG Cookie Fresh GS290 handset also features 2.0 Megapixel resolution fixed focus digital camera with maximum of 1600 x 1200 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 touchscreen phone several connectivity options includeing GPRS class 12 connection with upto 48 kbps, EDGE Class 12 with upto 236.8 kbps connection, 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 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 Cookie Fresh GS290 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.

LG Cookie Fresh GS290 comes with 900 mAh Li-ion battery allowing upto 5 hours of talktime and upto 390 hours of standby time.

To be available in Silver, Orange/white, Purple/white, Blue/light and silver colors, the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 touch phone will be available for Rs. 6,199 with warranty.

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