LG Cooking Up Chocolate For Verizon
Jun 26, 2006, 5:55 PM by (staff)
Although very little information is available from the FCC filings, Phone Scoop has learned that the LG VX8500 for Verizon will be a version of the Chocolate phone that has taken South Korea, and now Europe, by storm. The VX8500 still features the same slim sliding form as the original Chocolate, but the hidden D-pad keys on the original have been replaced with actual D-pad that integrates media playback controls. Features include a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Micro SD card slot, EV-DO high speed data and stereo Bluetooth (A2DP). The VX8500 also features a new version of the Verizon interface with on-screen menus for the side keys. The American Chocolate has not been announced yet, so no release date is known.
Why only 1.3 mega pixel?
Until they come out with a CCD lens with a glass cover, the only difference you get is a slightly crisper picture and a larger, but still blurry picture.
To my eyes, 1.3 and 2 are ...
I can name two right away:
Samsung 990----> 3.2 mega pixel
Samsung 970----> 2.0 mega pixel
Rumors no flash, no speaker and Aug release date???
Rumor is also mid August release.
I base these rumors on articles I read from googling. If anyone knows different, please correct me.
There is no speaker phone.....
As far as the flash the options are customizable brightness and night mode...no actual flash to be found...
July 31 launch @ $199.99 2 yr contract with possible $50 rebate....
the original was better
About the design
I don't like the "click-wheel" part. Other parts are pretty much similar with the Original Korean Chocolate 1 phone.(Well, now the Chocolate 2 has been launched in Korea.)
I love the design of the Chocolate 2. Wish the American version had the exactly same design as the Korean Chocolate 1 or 2.
BTW, how was the European Chocolate phone?
Anybody has any pictures of European Chocolate?
i would totally love it if verizon would just not cha...
whats in a name?
and come on, throw a 2 megapixel camera in it. otherwise its just a sliding 8300
I miss the hidden D pad
The 8500 is also touch sensitive, including the touchwheel.
The only difference is that the original had the flat surface and this one is flat with an concave wheel built into it.
Now I'm on the fence for this one or the Samsung 990 due out soon as well... The 990 has wicked tech, but I think I might be in the market for a slick ...
meh correct me if im wrong...and i know u will :P...
I've been in the business for 10 years on the har...
thats BIG PIMPIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
nobody seems to like the name...
Anyway, get ready, you'll hear it every where, and they will MAKE YOU like it.
It was a marketing thing and in 7 weeks of launch outside Korea, LG has sold over a million phones.
Not bad, but time will tell...
eric lin: the chocolate defender
Samsung E900 comming to save Sprint?
Good for you. The pictures here do not do it any justice.