LG Chocolate launches on Verizon Wireless

Jul 31 2006 - 12:52 AM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Verizon Wireless

As expected, Verizon Wireless has launched the LG Chocolate VX8500. Verizon is the first US carrier to get a handset from LG's Chocolate line. The line has been LG's response to the new wave of Motorola design and has proven popular across the globe. One unique feature is that the front buttons are touch-sensitive and are hidden when not lit.

Features of the Chocolate by LG include:

  • QVGA 262K color screen
  • EV-DO 3G data
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth (DUN and stereo audio are both supported, but not full OBEX)
  • V Cast Music download store/player, MP3 playback supported. Exterior music control keys.
  • microSD card slot
  • Size: 3.8×1.88×0.69 inches

Verizon Wireless is selling the Chocolate for $149.99 with a 2-year service agreement or $249.99 with a 1-year. It's currently available only online, retail sales should start August 7th.

UPDATE: Check out our hands on preview of the Chocolate. Full review coming soon.

Buy the LG Chocolate for just $99 from WireFly. That's $50 less than from Verizon Wireless direct.