Someone in LG's marketing department has a serious sweet tooth. It started with the LG Chocolate, and now we have the Cookie, the latest smartphone with an edible name tag.
3G comes baked into the Cookie (though not on AT&T and T-Mobile), as does a 3.5mm headphone jack and 4GB of internal memory. Other ingredients consist of a 3-inch 240x400 pixel touchscreen (resistive) display, built-in 5MB camera, microSDHC card slot, FM radio and transmitter, and support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA mobile broadband.
This isn't a high-end handset like the iPhone, Droid, Nexus One, or the like, and according to PhoneArena.com, audio capabilities leave a bit to be desired. However, we suspect you'll eventually see this one offered as a free or low-cost phone after contract which, thanks to the touchscreen, might not have a hard time finding a mainstream audience, especially among the teenage crowd.
If you're a privacy nut--or even someone who's the least bit concerned about the kind of information that Google might be collecting from you--then it's in your best interest to do everything possible to shield your browsing activities from The Man. Whoever "The Man" might be, that is. Anyway, this is relatively easy to do if you're keen with the technique of running proxies, blocking cookies, and stripping all other identifying characteristics out of your Web traffic. It's nevertheless quite a bit of work to undertake if you're even a semi-frequent Web browser.
The Firefox add-on GoogleSharing aims to simplify the process of rendering yourself invisible to the big G, and it kicks into effect every time you fire up your browser to begin a new surfing session. Click the jump to see how it works!