LG upgrades Cookie with... Cooky

The LG Cooky... yes, she scares us too
The LG Cooky... yes, she scares us too

Sometimes you don't want to change a winning formula, but you have to change the product. Rather than sticking a boring '2' at the end, why not change the spelling like LG has with the Cooky?

Basically, this is a very similar phone to the LG KP500 Cookie, which sold over a million handsets, but with a 3D accelerator chip wedged in the back.

This means LG can put its super-quick S-Class interface on the KU9100 Cooky, with two chipsets for handling the graphics and the phone's functionality separately.


However, there's more than just a new bit of silicon under the hood, with 3.5G connectivity, a 3MP camera and a DMB-tuner for the Korean market, although word is this will be stripped for the European launch, as it's pretty useless for the UK.

There's also a TV-out port, and together with microSD support this will mean the handset is designed for some pretty serious multimedia viewing at a hopefully not-too-exorbitant price. It will also feature a WQVGA screen, meaning widescreen viewing will be possible too.

Word is it will be debuting in the second half of the year, though we haven't got a firm release date yet. Throwing the Korean press release through Google Translate has told us the phone will cost 50 Korean Won... which is about 20p over here, so there MAY have been some problems translating.

Via Softpedia

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.