|Compatible networks||GSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS, EDGE,CDMA2000-1x|
|Availability by Region||December 2008|
May 2009 (AUS)
|Dimensions||106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm|
|CPU||Infineon M8877 V2.1 (ARM9E) (32-bit) 175 MHz|
|Removable storage||microSD, up to 16GB|
|Battery||Li-ion, 900 mAh|
|Data inputs||Resistive TouchScreen|
|Display||3", 240x400 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density) Resistive Touchscreen|
|Rear camera||3.15 Mega Pixel Fixed-Focus Videos QVGA@12fps|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0/Bluetooth 2.1+EDR|
The KP500 (nicknamed LG Cookie or Cooky in Korea) is a touchscreen mobile phone. LG targeted the entry-level touchscreen market keeping the cost of the KP500 as low as possible by omitting some of the features found on high-end products, such as GPS, 3G or Wi-Fi. For example, in Ireland or Belgium, the KP500 is available for less than EUR65 in some stores.
The LG KP500 recorded over two million unit sales worldwide in the first five months after its launch in December 2008. It sold 1.2 million units in Europe, 600,000 in Asia and emerging markets, and 100,000 in Korea, where LG claimed that it was the most popular handset as of March 2009. LG planned to expand the KP500's availability from 40 to 60 countries as part of its push to hit 10 million in sales worldwide.
The phone was originally released in four colors: Black, Vandyke Brown, Anodizing Silver, and Elegant Gold. This was later increased to ten colors including white, pink and purple.
Its main feature is a 3-inch, 240 x 400 pixel touchscreen, powered by an ARM9E CPU with a clock rate of 175 MHz. It has a 3.15 MP camera capable of capturing still images and MPEG-4 video capture at 12 frame/s, but has no flash module. The KP500 also has an FM radio receiver with RDS and an accelerometer motion sensor with support for auto-rotating display. Software installed on the handset included a document viewer for DOC, XLS, and PDF formats, and a Java MIDP 2.0 games player. The battery is capable of standby time of up to 350 hours and talk time of up to 3 hours 30 minutes.