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So what makes the Chocolate look so great? The touch sensitive keypad controls? The sliding number pad? Slim design? Beautiful screen? From R&B to Heavy Metal to Easy Listening, the Chocolate lets you download from over 1 million songs on the go with V CAST music.
LG's newest mobile treat, the VX-8500 Chocolate offers minimalist-inspired style in a silky-smooth slider design. Deluxe features include support for V Cast Music, glowing touch-sensitive navigation keys, a powerful integrated music/video player, a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth capabilities, and a microSD memory slot for extra storage. If you value extreme style mixed with powerful substance, this is the phone for you.
The Chocolate's sliding keypad keeps it hidden until you need it. See the phone in 3-D (requires Flash).
The Chocolate boasts powerful calling functions, such as speaker independent voice dialing, which makes it easy to call contacts by simply saying their names. No prior voice training is required and you can even speak individual digits to the phone for quick dialing of numbers you know by heart. And because the Chocolate is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.
The Chocolate's internal memory can hold up to 500 contacts for quick access to email addresses and phone numbers. The phone lets you easily assign pictures as well as ringtones to your most common callers. In addition to vibrating alerts, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones, and a number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Verizon's Get It Now service. Lastly, the Chocolate's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.
Diminutive size and incredible music functionality make this phone the complete mobile companion. Learn more about V Cast Music (requires Flash).
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, the Chocolate is fully compatible with Verizon's V Cast service. With V Cast, you can download and stream high-quality video. Need news and weather? Get the latest Accuweather forecast delivered right to your handset, or stream CNN news headlines. ESPN sports updates, entertainment news from E!, and even Sesame Street content for the kids, are all available. V Cast also serves as a portal for enhanced 3D games, making it possible to have more fun with a new breed of realistic games.
Verizon's music service is another EV-DO-powered service that makes the Chocolate all the more desirable. With V Cast music, your phone is a music player, letting you jam out wherever you are. It's also a music store, and you can download songs instantly to your phone. Save your songs to a memory card with a capacity that's right for you. You can even pause to take a call without missing a beat.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the Chocolate including a voice memo recorder that can record calls, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock. You can even set the alarm to wake you to your favorite music. Also included with the Chocolate is Verizon's VG Navigator software, which allows you to get real-time, turn-by-turn audible directions as you're driving.
Imaging and Entertainment
The Chocolate's 1.3-megapixel digital camera features a flash, as well as digital zoom, self-timer, night-mode functions, and brightness and white balance controls. The camera also offers up to one-hour of video capture. A built-in music player with stereo speakers and an equalizer, offering MP3 and WMA playback, lets you keep your music playing in the background. You can also take advantage of the Chocolate's Bluetooth wireless headset capability, allowing you to hook up a pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones.
EV-DO Wireless Broadband Coverage
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The LG VX-8500 Chocolate weighs just 3.53 ounces and measures 3.80 x 1.88 x .69 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 384 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Note: The LG Chocolate supports the Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port, Dial Up Networking, Advanced Audio Distribution, and Object Push for vCard. It does not support all Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles
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I bought this phone because I loved the look of it. I ordered it online without ever going to a store to check it out. The idea of the phone is great. Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by Amazon Customer
The problems with the chocolate are all in design.
The touch pad is the root of *most* of this phone's issues.
First, it is far too sensitive. Read more
I have owned 5 different LG phones through Verizon. They all stink but the Chocolate is BY FAR the worst phone I have ever used! Read morePublished on April 30, 2008 by C. Thomas
I got this for christmas and its a pretty amazing phone. It has a lot of cool features and looks awesome. Sometimes the wheel can get a bit annoying but you get used to it. Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by Lorna_Rocks
I first got my Cherry Chocolate phone on ebay in nearly perfect condition. I was really excited. The phone was great and I adjusted to the touch sensitive buttons very easily. Read morePublished on March 30, 2008 by S-Family
The Chocolate phone is nice, but there are too many flaws with it. Currently, I've returned my Chocolate phone to Verizon several times, and have received so far a total of 6... Read morePublished on March 15, 2008 by Leek3
This product is AWFUL!!! I liked it for the first couple months, and then the touch pad just stops working!!! Read morePublished on December 29, 2007 by A. Bender
This was the worst phone I have ever had. Perhaps this phone was too tech savvy for me. I just did not like it. Read morePublished on December 25, 2007 by Andrea