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LG KE850 Prada Unlocked Phone with Touchscreen, 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

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  • Brand: LG
  • Category: Mobile Phone
  • screen size: 3"

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Offering a sophisticated design developed with Italian luxury fashion house Prada that's mixed with a cutting edge user interface technology from LG, the tri-band PRADA Phone by LG (KE850) brings much more to the party than just stunning good looks. Its minimalist, black-tie industrial design has been complemented by a 3-inch touch screen that enables you to control virtually all the phone's functions with just your finger--no stylus needed. It's also loaded with bounty of features you expect from a top-of-the-line mobile phone: 2-megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, Bluetooth connectivity for stereo headphones, multi-format digital audio player, FM radio, MicroSD expansion, and PIM organizer applications to keep you on schedule.

 



Sleekly designed with a gorgeous black-and-silver fashion/industrial look, the PRADA phone measures just 0.5-inches thin.


Turn the PRADA Phone over to take 400 x 240-pixel widescreen video or 2-megapixel still photos.

This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides tri-band voice connectivity (GSM/GPRS 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz), enabling you to travel the globe and stay in contact. It also can handle high-speed data connectivity via EDGE data networks, which is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.

 

Amazingly small with a body that measures 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches, the PRADA Phone weighs just 3 ounces (50 percent less than the Apple iPhone). The candybar has an understated, Avante-Garde design that resembles a highly styled high-definition television. It features a piano-black casing on the back and on the front surrounding the screen, and its features are softened by gently rounded corners. The sides are accented by a polished silver metal.

You'll interact with the PRADA Phone primarily with your finger on the 3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, which has a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and a display capability of 256K colors. The Flash-based user interface displays glowing icons that disappear when not in use to reveal a stark black Prada theme. However, the UI can be changed to one of three pre-loaded themes--the Butterfly and Fish themes actually place a small creature on the standby screen that can follow your finger around. The standby screen is also home to the clock, which is operated with finger taps and can be dragged around the screen. The PRADA Phone offers a virtual numeric keypad, instead of a virtual QWERTY keyboard, for dialing of numbers and writing text messages (with help from the integrated T9 predictive text entry technology). The main menu system is arranged like tabbed folder pages full of icons and is intuitive and quick to learn.

 



At just 3 ounces, the PRADA Phone is less than half the size of Apple's iPhone.

The display can't be used with a stylus because of its capacitive touchscreen technology, which requires a human touch. Coated with a material that stores electrical charges, this capacitive touchscreen uses electro-conductivity to sense your touch and then sends precise horizontal and vertical location information to the processor about the charge that gets drawn at the point of contact.

 

Unlike Apple's iPhone, the PRADA Phone does have a number of real off-screen buttons and controls. The call control and back keys are on the front of the device, a lock key and a multi-function camera/music key are on the right edge, and the ring profiles key, volume control, and charger/headset port are located on the left edge.

The 2-megapixel, auto-focus camera features a lens made by Germany's Schneider-Kreuznach, which is known for it's high level of optics quality. It tops out at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, but also offers a range of resolution choices down to 320 x 240 pixels. It includes a self-timer, three quality modes, four color effects, white balance settings, a choice of shutter sounds, and a multishot mode. You can also shoot video clips with several resolution choices (including 400 x 240-pixel widescreen, matching the PRADA Phone's screen, and the more standard 176 x 144 QCIF).

The Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity includes profiles for communication headset, data transfer and the A2DP Bluetooth advanced audio profile, which enables you to stream audio to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. The integrated digital audio player offers support for a variety of formats (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, RA), as does the video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264). Your entertainment options are expanded even further with a built-in FM radio (which is used in tandem with the included headset attached, as it serves as the antenna).

While not fully considered a smartphone, the PRADA Phone comes equipped with document viewers offering compatibility with today's most widely recognized file formats, including text files, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents--Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), and PowerPoint (.ppt) files. It also includes a full range of personal information management (PIM) organizer applications (calendar, to do list, world clock, unit converter, and calculator). With its fast USB 2.0 connection, the unit can also be used as a mass storage device. The phone has an expansion slot for MicroSD memory cards, which currently provide a maximum capacity of 4 GB of storage (as of August 2007).

  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Tri-band GSM cell phone compatible with 900/1800/1900 frequencies and GPRS/EDGE data capabilities
  • Elegantly designed mobile phone inspired by Prada fashion with touchscreen controls; 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with Schneider Kreuznach optics
  • Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming; MicroSD memory expansion; digital audio player
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time
Product Identifiers
Brand LG
Family Line LG PRADA
Model KE850
SIM Lock Unlocked
MPN LGKE850
EAN 0004113780170, 0890552608591, 100140870010, 5051495052826, 8801031160969, 8801031163670
Type Mobile Phone
 
Storage Capacity 8 MB
Colour Black
Network Technology EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD, HSDPA, WCDMA (UMTS)
Band GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Style Bar
Operating System Proprietary
Camera 2 Megapixel
 
Memory
Supported Flash Memory Cards Micro SD
 
Battery
Battery Type Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Battery Talk Time Up to 180 min
Battery Standby Time Up to 300 hr
 
Display
Display Technology LCD
Diagonal Screen Size 3 in.
 
Dimensions
Height 98 mm
Depth 12 mm
Width 54 mm
Weight 94.97 gr

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Faisal Siddiqui 5.0
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
10/10 on form factor...this is a sweet phone, bought it for my wife and she LOVES it, and looks SO hot using it! Slight reception issues outside of major metropolitan areas, some dead spots in small cities due to the tri-band, but overall surprisingly better than expected (we use AT&T/Cingular). No problems with SIM card interface. Not a phone for tech junkies although the whole touch screen is pretty slick. Camera is actually better than I thought. Has flash but not auto. Does come with e ... arphones, a 128MB card and beautiful packaging. USB port works fantastic just like flash drive for data transfer to desktop. You WILL stick out like a sore thumb using this thing - and love every minute of it! Highly recommend it, but do check out tri-band reception in your area first to avoid major disappointment. More >
Naeemul H. Khan "Khan" 4.0
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
this product was ok , seller give us all acssorseries except one extra battery, lot of people still dont know when you buy the new LG prada it come with 2 battries not only one so, thats why always seller take advantage and keep one battery. He should give to coustomer all acssorseries as he receive from to compney. thank you
Brooklynite 1.0
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is the worst cell phone I have had so far.Yes, it is true the phone looks sleek and stylish, however user experience is as bad as it gets.For one, the dialing responds to the heat of your fingers and not the actual touching so you can bang on it as long as you want but it would not work unless it is a worm finger LOL (yes ladies cut your nails and take your gloves off...). Sometime it really takes a while to dial a number and you have to repeatedly touch the number until the phone recognize ... d what you are doing ..........In addition to this, when dialing voicemail, while listening to the actual message very often the phone feels the heat from your ear and dials the nearest number (eg. 7 to delete the message before you are even done listening to it).There seems to be a recurring issue with software when the screen freezes and you need to take out the battery and turn it back on to work.Last but not least, after about 4-5 month of use the sound in my... More >
Grace 4.0
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have had this phone for about a year now and I have been mostly happy with it. A few of it's cons would be that mp3 player can only be used for songs stored on the phone with can only be about 5 or so. You can play song from your memory card, but it lacks the features of the mp3 player. Also it doesn't have a qwerty keyboard, but mostly it's a good little phone. I don't use the internet on mine so I don't know how well that works, but I've had it for quite a while and i've been happy with it a ... nd thinking about upgrading to the prada 2 More >
Tina Trang Vu 4.0
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The phone its self is very nice and I like it alot. But I have to return the next couple days because it keeps lost signal and drop calls with AT & T carrier and the signal is worser when traveling down the south.A friend of mine also have this phone with T-Mobil and the signal is very strong. I recommend only if you gonna going with T-Mobil.