The LG VX8500
(or "Chocolate") is a slider cellphone-MP3
player hybrid that is sold as a feature phone
. In the U.S.
it was released by Verizon Wireless
in July 2006 and made available online, and later released in Verizon stores in the U.S. on August 7, 2006. In addition to the original black model (dubbed "Dark Chocolate"), the LG Chocolate VX8500 is also available in the U.S. in a light green, white, pink, and red (called "Mint Chocolate," "White Chocolate," "Strawberry Chocolate," and "Cherry Chocolate," respectively).
The LG Chocolate has another successor called the LG Chocolate
which has: touch buttons with improved accuracy, a scroll wheel, support for 4GB microSD
cards, and tactile send and end keys.
The original LG Chocolate
(KV5900) was released in Korea long before the UK or U.S. version. In England, it was available in three colors which were black, Blue and Yellow. After becoming an extremely popular item in South England mobile phone market, it saw its GSM release into the USA, and a modified version was released in Canada.
The US Chocolate is a different phone (VX8500), with a QVGA (320x240) LCD over the KG800's 176x220 LCD. The touch panel on the VX8500 has a slightly different design, with a circular button arrangement bordered with glossy metal, versus the KG800's square arrangement featuring simple arrow designs (a defining part of the ads for the original LG Chocolate
) , and a rounded... Read More