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Review: LG Chocolate 3

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Verizon has altered the way you get to the Browser of the C3 a little bit. It is found in the Media Center (used to be Get It Now) folder. When you select the browser, you are greated by a carousel of different options. The Openwave WAP 2.0 browser is the default choice. You can scroll up or down to select from other options such as Get Channels, Search, Showcase, News, Music, Games, Tones, Community, etc. These are essentially shortcuts to the pages found on the Verizon Wireless home page, just in carousel form. The carousel itself is a little slow and ridden by lag.

Otherwise the browser software is the same that's been on Verizon's phones for what seems eternity. I will say this, the C3 is one of the fastest phones I've ever browsed the mobile web with. Page loads, even things like mobile CNN — complete with images — were nearly instantaneous. This was true even in areas with only one bar of EVDO service.

 

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Customize

You can make the expected set of adjustments to the C3 to make it a bit more yours. You can adjust the appearance of the main menu, and the C3 comes with a couple of preloaded themes that alter the coloration of the menus and icons. You can adjust the size of the dialing fonts, messaging fonts, and menu fonts; set the clock format, add/remove wallpapers at will, set custom ringtones and so on.

In speaking specifically about the fonts sizes... The dialing fonts can be set to small, medium, large. The difference is quite big. Set to small, it will fit 10 characters across the screen, medium shows 5 characters, and large shows 4. The difference in size between normal and large for the menu fonts is not as significant, though it will reduce the number of items that appear on any given menu.

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