LG releases a greener Cookie
Full touchscreen phone which sports a solar-battery cover is now available in UAE
LG has released a more eco-friendly version of its Cookie phone that has a solar-battery cover that can generate enough power from ten minutes under the sun to provide up to 2 minutes 15 seconds of talktime.
The company released its first Cookie (KP500) touchscreen phone early last year and claimed to have sold more than 7 million units worldwide towards the close of 2009. The new LG GD510 or ‘Cookie POP' looks set to beat that, having already crossed one million unit sales in just five months since its Europe and CIS release in October last year.
The phone, which is said to be the smallest 3" full touchscreen phone in the market, is now available in the United Arab Emirates for AED 799.
Cookie POP is said to reflect LG's environmental aspirations and includes features like the Eco-tree and Eco-calculator that allows people to track how much they have reduced CO2 emissions by using the solar cell battery.
"We develop our products based on the company's goal of eco-friendly sustainability. Our green policy is included in the handset's entire lifecycle process, from raw materials through production, logistics, usage and disposal," commented H.S Paik, president of LG Electronics Gulf. "By 2012, LG plans to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by our products to a level 15 percent lower than 2007 by enhancing the energy efficiency of our main products."
The Korean manufacturer will launch more models in the Cookie line, inlcuiding Plus, 3G and Fresh in countries around the world in the first half of this year.