AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

LG sells 2m Cookie touch phones in 5 months

updated 08:25 am EDT, Thu April 9, 2009

LG Sells 2m Cookie Phones

LG touched a milestone today by revealing that it has sold 2 million of its Cookie touchscreen phones in the 5 months since the phone launched last October. The majority, or 1.2 million of these, were sold in Europe; 600,000 of these were sold in most of Asia and South America. LG also trumpets that the Cookie is the best-selling phone in Korea and has sold 100,000 of the handset in its home country, with as many as 4,500 trading hands in a single day.

While the number is small relative to LG's total mix of touchscreen devices, the company touts it as evidence full touchscreen devices are effective at the low end and can continue to sell well in spite of the current economic crash. The phone omits 3G in most areas and also goes without GPS and Wi-Fi, pushing down the cost of the phone versus rivals like the iPhone 3G.

Touchscreen phones are becoming increasingly crucial for LG. It registered 1 million pre-orders of the high-end KM900 Arena alone before it went on sale last month and has focused its 2009 lineup on three touchscreen devices, with others like a Viewty sequel also reported as in the works. The company expects to sell at least 10 million Cookies and hopes to do so by expanding the number of countries carrying the phone from 40 to 60.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented