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Aug 1, 2006, 12:25 PM

CHOCOLATE Really IS Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Recieved my phone this morning! AWESOME! I won't post a full review until I've had time to use it more, but my first impressions are excellent! It's just so different than any other phone out there! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
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Aug 1, 2006, 7:47 PM

LG Chocolate......

Where the hell can i buy this phone off the internet.... Ebay only has the over seas version which verizon doesnt support...
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Aug 1, 2006, 4:55 PM

accessories for the chocolate???

Does the vx8500 use the same chargers as the vx8300/8100 etc? Also will someone else confirm the fact that there is NOT an port to plug an external antenna into. Thank you.
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Jul 31, 2006, 2:16 AM

what is up with no speakerphone?

Crying or Very sad
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Aug 1, 2006, 9:06 PM

Angelina Jolie loves Chocolate???????????????

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Jul 31, 2006, 7:06 AM


I don't get why its called Chocolate. Did someone think that sounded cool or is it aimed at little kids?
11 replies

Jul 31, 2006, 11:29 AM

Still no FM radio

I wonder if there is someone that I can petition at Verizon to add a phone that has an FM radio?

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Jul 31, 2006, 2:24 AM

uhhh Verizon's head sar of .32 does not agree with 1.13 in documentation

what's the dillyo?
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Jul 31, 2006, 8:17 PM

and bogus reviews begin

Please don't review a phone unless you have an actual intelligent review to give. You can't slam a phone for a feature it doesn't have when you should have known that feature was absent before purchase if it was that important to you. Also note by nick1425 has never submitted one forum message or other phone review Rolling Eyes I don't care if you give a bad review of a phone, but be reasonable and give a full review. That would be like me giving the v3c a 2 for not having a memory card slot. How dare they charge me two hundred dollars for a phone with no memory expansion or flash on the camera..but yet i didn't because i knew and accepted those features as missing before purchase because i did my research before blowing that kind of money.
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Aug 1, 2006, 4:20 AM

How Much w/New Every 2-yrs..Thanx

VZ web says get the Chocolate for $49.99, but when ur at phone site it's $149.99 for 2-yrs and $199.99 for 1-yr. Thanx ahead for ur input...
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Jul 31, 2006, 6:44 PM

I hope phonescoop's Info gets updated.

Clicking the Show Missing Features link seems to indicate the phone has no speakerphone and no headphone jack. The latter seems a little weird.

Looking at VZW's site, I can't find a headphone jack on the 360 view. Maybe like PCs shipping with no floppy drive, this is a BT-headset only phone? Seems odd.

My main concern is good reception, followed by a decent battery. In this case, the LG is a disappointment. It doesn't seem to have an optional high capacity battery, and 800mAh is pretty light.

Most of the new phones don't have a charging cradle, so charging a spare battery is really inconvenient.

Aside from the MP3 feature, the 8300 may be a better deal for me.
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Jul 31, 2006, 1:07 PM

when do you think?

well,, when do you guys think that it will
come out to the public? not online exclusive?
i want to see it first in my naked eyes and try out, and i will buy one.
any idea????
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Jul 31, 2006, 4:21 PM

v2 ?

dont want to sound ignorent but what is the v2 phone? thanks.
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Jul 31, 2006, 5:00 PM

USB Cable and Charger?

Does anyone know yet what type of interface cable this phone is using to a USB port and what about a car charger; will any other LG models work with it?

Also does it or does it not have a Speakerphone option since Verizon's site says it does but on this forum people are saying it doesn't!

Does anyone actually have the phone yet to play with it???
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Jul 31, 2006, 1:45 PM

Wireless Sync???

Does anyone know if this phone has 'Wireless Sync' option like the 8100 and the 9800?
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Jul 31, 2006, 5:22 PM

...NO Speakerphone...

This review clearly indicates that this phone does NOT have a Speakerphone function:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1996158,00.asp »

Here is a link to the beginning of the article:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1996157,00.asp »

~ TMBS ~

Jul 31, 2006, 3:51 PM

Most important ques of all (sorta)

Anyone know the name of the song that is played during the online ad?

Its pretty catchy, but I cant find anything about it on the web...
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Jul 31, 2006, 2:23 PM

order confirmation

I ordered this last night, but have yet to get an order confirmation or anything... did anyone get a confirmation email after ordering?

or should it indicate that I placed this order in my online account somewhere?

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Jul 31, 2006, 10:03 AM

Warning! Possible Poor Reception.

I had the chance to see a pre production model and it's reception was very poor. Production model might, hopefully be different.
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Jul 31, 2006, 11:13 AM

Can't Wait To Tear Open My Chocolate Tomorrow!

I ordered it first thing this morning with overnight shipping to arrive by 10:30 a.m. tomorrow! I am so excited my lips are tingling!
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