updated 10:45 am EDT, Tue August 1, 2006
Verizon/LG Chocolate Phone
As of Monday, subscribers to Verizon Wireless can use LG's VX8500 phone, better known as the Chocolate phone for its dark and velvety looks. The Chocolate is a slider phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 1.1, and a microSD slot. It's also a music and video phone which can play MP3 and WMA songs. In Verizon garb, users can also purchase music and videos through the company's V Cast service, which is now free following its decision to discontinue the $15 monthly fee (downloads are still $1.99 apiece) The phone is expected to cost $150 (after rebate and a two-year contract with Verizon).