Excerpt: After a somewhat lukewarm response to the original Chocolate, LG returns with an update. The successor is a better-looking piece of plastic (though decidedly still plastic), and the sucky touch-sensitive navigation pad has been replaced by a more usable, iPod-style scroll wheel with buttons.
Pros: Handy sliding unlock button. Loud, clear speakerphone. Smart upgrades (like a relocated speakerphone key). V Cast music and video access.
Cons: Chubby (0.7-inch). Three-hour talk time. BYO memory card and USB cable. It’s a fingerprint magnet.
Excerpt: The LG VX8550 teams up with Verizon to provide music, movies, mobile calling, surfing the net and recording pictures and video. The model is sold at Best Buy and is available through Verizon. For a limited time Best Buy is selling the VX8550 in colors Blue Ice and Black Cherry for $59.
Conclusion: The LG Chocolate is a serious fashion phone with great music capabilities. It’s not a smartphone but it does a great deal more than some other fashion and feature phones such as the Motorola RAZR.
Pros: Pro: Attractive design that will turn heads. Great EV-DO reception in all levels of coverage areas and voice calls have nice quality and great volume. Nice screen and good 3D sound for multimedia that’s enhanced by the V CAST services. Reliable Bluetooth connectivity and A2DP support is a big plu...
Cons: Con: The touch-sensitive controls will take some getting used to and the Call End button separated from Call Send button will throw off some long-time cell phone users. Battery life could be better, especially for a music phone.
Excerpt: The dual-band (CDMA 800/1900MHz) LG Chocolate VX-8500 features an ultra-thin minimalist slider design. At first sight, people may confuse the Chocolate for a dark-colored iPod. Offering similar design elements, the boxy exterior houses a 2.0-inch (240 x 320 pixel resolution) 262K-color LCD screen,...