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The LG KE850, also known as the LG Prada,[1] was a touchscreen mobile phone made by LG Electronics. It was first announced on 12 December 2006.[2] Images of the device appeared on websites such as Engadget Mobile on 15 December 2006.[3] An official press release showing an image of the device appeared on 18 January 2007.[1] Sales started in May 2007. It is the first mobile phone with a capacitive touchscreen.[4] The KE850 sold 1 million units[5][6] in the first 18 months.[7]

PRADA Phone by LG
LG KE850 Prada Hauptmenü.jpg
Manufacturer LG Electronics
Compatible networks GPRS/EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 98.8×54×12 mm
Weight 85 g
Memory microSD Internal Memory Slot, behind the battery.
Display 256K colour TFT touchscreen, 240 × 400 px
Rear camera 2 megapixel, video CIF (30 frame/s), flash
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0

A second version of the phone, the LG Prada II (KF900) was announced 13 October 2008. It was released December 2008.





  • Form Factor: Touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
  • Weight: 85 g
  • Main Screen Type: Capacitive TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Main Screen Size/Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels, 3 inches
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Operating System: Flash UI
  • Built-in Handsfree: Yes
  • Voice-dial/memo: Yes
  • Vibration: Yes
  • Organiser: Yes
  • Office Document Viewer: .ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt
  • Battery Stand-By: Up to 300 h
  • Battery Talk Time: Up to 3 h


  • 2G Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Tri-Band)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: Yes, v2.0


  • 2MP camera: 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video(CIF 30frame/s), flash
  • Internal Memory: 8 MB shared memory
  • Memory Slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 2 GB
  • Games: Halloween Fever, Photo Puzzle, Virus, Pipe
  • Music: MP3 player
  • Radio: Yes
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
  • Speakers: Built-in handsfree


  • International Forum Design—Product Design Award for 2007 [1]
  • Red dot design award—LG Prada Wins "Best of the Best" red dot Design Award, 2007 [2][3]
  • Fashion phone of the year—Mobile Choice (2007) [4]
  • Best fashion phone—What Mobile Awards (2007) [5]
  • Gold for best looking phone—CNET Asia Readers' Choice Award (2007/08) [6]

iPhone controversyEdit

LG Electronics has stated the iPhone's design and concept was copied from the first LG Prada, the KE850. Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center, said at a press conference, “We consider that Apple copied the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006. We take that to mean Apple stole our idea.”[9] The KE850 received a 2007 iF product design award,[10] where entries had to be shipped by September 2006.

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