With the launch of the iPhone and other handsets, touchscreen models have been the trend in all the latest mobile phones. The LG Cookie has cracked the market as a bestseller and its success is no secret – usually available for under £ 100 as a pay as you go phone, it's an effective and stylish alternative to pricier handsets on mobile phone contracts.
It's more compact than many touchscreen mobile phones on the market but importantly, at 3 inches across, it has not compromised on screen size – the display is large and easy to use, vital for a functional touchscreen phone. Even more, there's the provision of "real" keys for call, send and select that make it a tiny bit easier to use than a full touchphone. We love the neat accelerometer which will automatically rotate the display and let you control movement and play games Wii-style. It's definitely winning points for usability and ergonomics.
It also packs in all the essentials that we've come to expect from a medium-range smartphone. For music it's got a media player that will support most popular music formats, Bluetooth wireless connectivity so you can transfer your music files quickly and a memory card slot if you need to bump up the memory. The built-in web browser is handy and it supports e-mail if you need it. Fantastic, like more and more phones, it's a quadband GSM so you can use it anywhere in the world. Then there's also the 3.2 megapixel camera for snapping pictures on the go and an FM radio with RDS so you can see what station is playing.
Indeed, we feel that LG Cookie has managed quite capably to balance the trade-off between price and features. LG has managed the tricky task of keeping the cost down and also making the phone very usable and compact. The LG Cookie gives you all the benefits of a new touchscreen at outstanding value.