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LG Reveals VX-8600

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Sep 13, 2006, 11:34 AM   by (staff)

LG this week let slip details of its forthcoming VX-8600 phone for Verizon Wireless. The sleek black clamshell phone packs most of the features of the VX-8500 Chocolate into a thinner clamshell form factor. Compared to the 8500, the 8600 has a lower-resolution display, but retains all other key features, including stereo Bluetooth, EVDO high-speed data, a megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, music player, and external touch controls. No official information about pricing or release date was available.

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Nov 15, 2006, 6:27 PM


so since this phone is officially out, who has played with it? and how do u like it?

i have checked it out and personally like it more than the krzr b/c it fits in my hand much better.
plus both of the screens are bigger. another thing is that u can access music without opening up the phone (u can do this almost exactly like on the chocolate), i haven't found out how to do this on the krzr.
the camera isn't great, but what do u want from a cell phone? of course its way past due having 2.0 standard cams.

Nov 9, 2006, 1:23 PM

why still not on phonescoop?

How come there is no info/discussion page for this phone on phonescoop? The specs have been out for weeks...

Oct 23, 2006, 7:30 PM

Phone is coming out in...

You can expect to see this phone within the next 14 days. It's almost a definite guarantee. The rebate slips have arrived at the stores and they are dated for 10-22...and they expire 11-26. Sooooooo...umm ya....and a vice president apparently sent an underground email to someone stating that the phone would DEFINITELY be out within the next two weeks.

Me personally, I'm thinking that it will be out either this Saturday, Sunday, or next Tuesday. Will be able to pinpoint release date a little better once we see whether or not the stores get the shipment of the phones this Friday.
Where did you here this information from? Because i have a heard a lot of false release dates and i want to know ow soon it is coming out so i know if i am going to get this phone or not.
I dont think this phone is coming out anytime soon. If you read some of the forums on Howardforums, it looks like there may be some sort of tiff between LG and Verizon since they put out the Krzr already. Who knows if it's true, hopefully not, I wou...
Someone stated on the VZW forum today that it's Nov 15th, $129 after rebates on a 2 year.
I know Best Buy likes to street date their phones on Sunday (when the beginning of the new ad opens.) Every single one of my co-workers are excited for this phone plus they're bringing back front-face text reading.
This phone will be released mid november. I can't say the exact date, but trust me, mid november!!

Oct 5, 2006, 3:05 PM

Release date?

I was looking at images of this phone on other website, and the date shown is October 7. Is it possible that will be the date it is released? My VZW contract expires on October 28 so I want to be able to get this phone by then.

BTW, I'm a newbie. Very Happy
I would love it if it came out in october. Im ready for an upgrade also. I saw the Krzr today at the Verizon store and it looks real nice but way to many fingerprints on the front for me!
It will be released mid november! Wink Trust me on this one. I know the date but can't tell you. MId november should be a good hint to all of you though! Smile

Oct 24, 2006, 6:16 PM

FM Radio

The european version of this phone has a FM radio does anyone know if the verizon version has that feature.
I doubt it, from all the specs I've seen I haven't read anything about Verizon keeping the radio.
Sorry, this one won't have the stereo. I was hoping it would but it won't!!!

Oct 21, 2006, 3:47 PM


please tell mee. im dieing here waiting
It will be out mid november!!! Can't say the exact date, but mid november for sure!!!

Oct 25, 2006, 12:52 PM

Does anybody know when the 8600 is coming out?

My plan is up and i am eligible to get a new phone and the one that i am highly considering is the LG vx-8600. And i would like to know about when it is coming out so i can decide whether to get it or not.

And also does anybody have any suggestions for other phones that I could get?

My contract ran out near the middle of September, and I've been waiting for this phone for a while. Basically, the most informative thread for talking about the latest information is here: HowardForums-- »...
The 8600 wll be out mid november!! As for other models, if you don't like the chocolate in the darker color, they now have white!! Another good phone is the lg 8300. Samsung a 930 is also pretty decent! The date on the 8600 i can't say specifc, but t...

Oct 13, 2006, 1:33 PM

Music player question

I have an 8100 which will play both mp3s through a hidden player, and wma's through the preferred Verizon player. I use the wma version since I can make playlists, however the playlists can only be 25 songs long (and you have to make them from the phone, not your computer). Anyone know if this new version will allow you to use mp3s with playlists, or have longer playlists with the Verizon, WMA version? Anyone know the same about the 8300? That might answer my question, since it seems that this phone will have the same system (?) as the 8300?

Sep 13, 2006, 3:01 PM


What do you guys think... Chocolate Light? the Diet Chocolate? Razz
Try snack size....
Choco WAFR!
how about a series of phone. the lg amaretto.
doublebass6 said:
What do you guys think... Chocolate Light? the Diet Chocolate? Razz

I vote for calling it the "Carob"

Oct 7, 2006, 10:02 AM

Quiet here

Man it's quiet in here, I guess there are no rumors or anyting about this phone coming out anytime soon. Sad

Oct 3, 2006, 6:54 PM


Does anyone have and specs on this phone!
i wanna compare it to the new rzr k1m!

Sep 28, 2006, 10:31 PM

Release date?

Anyone have any idea on a possible release date? Will it compete with the newly released KRZR from Verizon or do you think it won't happen until closer to the holidays.

Sep 18, 2006, 6:18 PM

Krzr vs VX-8600

I really need a new phone and would like to get a thin/small one. Basically I'm just waiting for either one of these phones to come out. IS there any big advantage on getting one over the other? (Besides the fact that LG sucks MOTO rules or vice versa Laughing )
the lg will be shorter/thinner, moto will be longer, more narrow. LG will have flash interface, whereas the moto won't.
well with motorola, i had excellent luck with the batteries, but then i turn off the un-neccessary features like key tones, animation, and i lower my back lighting. it soots me at least.
so get the krzr...this phone copies it
I have Verizon Wireless and I've looked into these phones cuz I'm eligible for my new every 2.

The chocolate has in my opinion the best camera out for VZW. Sure there's the Samsung sch-a990 with 3.2 megapixels, but that takes over a second to snap...

Sep 15, 2006, 6:49 AM

LG copies Razr (aka LG sucks)

RAZR WANNA BE!!!! This phone will never be as good as the Krzr or Razr. First the Chocolate and now this...lg sucks.
Actually, it is closer in looks to a Samsung a900, but with expandable memory and LG's signature "touch pad" controls.

As for your comparison to the KRZR. Considering you have prolly seen a picture or two at most, you really have no basis of compa...
Go away Moto fanyboy.
So you know, I was driving around in my Chevy Automobile, and I realized something! It's a friggen Ford Model-T rip off! I mean, its got 4 wheels, a motor, windshield, and moves when I press on the gas! OMG, so all this time, Toyota, GM, Bently, BM...
dude, you must just want to be flamed. Rolling Eyes

i will never cease to be astounded by the totally unfounded claims made about how much this and that sucks. there is nothing like a rational argument anywhere in that post. chalk another one up for t...
You're an idiot and the RAZR is a joke. How flimsy do you like your phones? Maybe it's the fact that this phone looks like it might hold its own. Scared? Do you work for Motorola or something? HEY!!! STOP CALLING THIN PHONES RAZR KNOCK-OFFS!! RAZR'S S...
Actually it's most likely



how can you say lg sucks when the razr is the biggest piece of S**t that is out right many problems and no battery life..yeah lg are really on something. whats even funnier is that they have the best track record in the last few y...
Have you guys stolen your Mommy and Daddy's phone scoop forum login in order to have access so you could post these comments? I thought you had at least be old enough to have a driver's license to post here!
Yeah this phone will never be like the Razr, it's not gonna lock up, unsync from bluetooth, get horrible reception, have all the issues that the Razr had. It's an LG you can't compare it to a Motorola, Moto SUCKS lately. I'm a tech I've seen this firs...

Sep 25, 2006, 1:36 PM

I wonder when.....

We are going to be told of the launch!!!!
I see the Moto. KRZR K1m is supposedly coming out next week at stores, will LG compete with that release?

Sep 25, 2006, 4:50 PM

Verizon release date ??

Anyone have any idea of a release date? I see on another thread concerning the KRZR K1m it's supposedly coming out in Verizon stores next week, just curious if LG will wait until closer to the Holiday season to release this one through Verizon. Any info. would be helpful.

Sep 17, 2006, 8:56 PM

will you be able to read text messages from the outside?

just wondering if you will be able to read you text messages from the outside display like the 8100?

Sep 23, 2006, 9:15 PM

will it have better reception than the razr????

hey guys im really interested in getting the lg 8600. love the features and all that but what concerns me is reception. does it get better reception than the razr, or is it at least as good.

Sep 13, 2006, 4:34 PM

I'm getting one.

Well I'm making my brother get one of these. LG wins again with the best phones ever made in the history of the cell phone world. Wink
I second that!!!! Smile
I say it's coming mid October. Just a guess though. When do you guys think it's coming?

Sep 13, 2006, 3:03 PM

is this one going to have a freaky name like the 8500?

what do u guys think of the "Cheddar?"
Chocolate WAFR
how about, "The Dingleberry"
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