Verizon, LG launch Chocolate VX8550

July 5th, 2007

New Chocolate from LG

Verizon Wireless has launched the LG VX8550, the latest in the Chocolate series. This new Chocolate slightly upgrades the current VX8500 by bringing micro vibration feedback and upgraded navigation controls. The new Chocolate is available in three colours (black, cherry and blue). You can pick up the new Chocolate for $99 after rebates on contract from Verizon starting July 9th.

The Chocolate by LG from Verizon Wireless offers the following features and capabilities:

  • Music player for MP3 and WMA songs
  • Powerful speaker for music
  • Dedicated key for easy access to the music player
  • Background music – music plays in the background while sending messages, browsing the Web, etc.
  • My Music – songs are automatically organized by artist, genre and album
  • Music only mode (RF off except Bluetooth®)
  • MicroSD memory port to store pictures, videos, music and sounds, compatible with microSD cards up to 4GB
  • 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder
  • Camera resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240 pixels
  • V CAST Video – stream and download video clips
  • Video recording time: 30 seconds for sending
  • Video player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats
  • Set videos (under 5MB) as wallpaper
  • Video resolution: 176 x 144 pixels
  • Video format: 3G2
  • Zoom: up to 2x
  • Self-timer: three, five or ten seconds
  • Image editor – zoom, rotate, crop
  • Mirror for self-portrait capability
  • Supported Bluetooth Profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, basic print (print and send user-generated pictures to a printer via Bluetooth), object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer and basic imaging
  • Speaker-independent voice commands: call, send message to, go to, check, lookup, play,
  • My Account
  • TTY/TDD support
  • Hearing aid compatible (M4-rating)
  • Text, picture/video messaging
  • Mobile Web 2.0SM
  • Web-based e-mail, instant messaging and chat
  • Flash user interface for clear images, text and fun animations
  • Phone book with 1,000 contacts – each stores five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID
  • Emergency contacts – enter three contacts and personal information, in case of emergency
  • Frequency 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
  • Data transmission high-speed EV-DO
  • Dimensions: 3.85” (h) x 1.87” (w) x 0.67” (d)
  • Weight: 3.24 oz.
  • LCD 262K color TFT, 240 x 320 pixels, 11 lines
  • Standard battery: 800 mAh Li-Polymer
  • Up to 250 minutes of usage time or up to 350 hours of standby time
  • [Verizon]

    Entry Filed under: Latest Phones,Phones,United States Wireless Industry

    17 Comments Add your own

      Taslim  |  July 12th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

      I am a new user of internet .Ii want help from any1

      Alex  |  July 23rd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

      Can I upgrade my old chocolate to this one

      Tony  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 7:04 pm

      Yes you can upgrade to a new one. In fact, you can upgrade to any cell phone of your choice. Just call your carrier for details.

      lintier  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 5:55 pm

      Can you sync Outlook with the chocolate 8550?

      t  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 7:05 pm

      hi

      t weezy fo sheezy  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 7:06 pm

      you can just call (734) 641- 8525 and i’ll tell you on the phone

      SH  |  October 24th, 2007 at 5:19 pm

      This blog is incredibly amazing! These reviews and pre-release blogs have helped me out in choosing a cell phone! It must take a lot of time and money to produce all of these reviews. You have a lot of heart. Good luck in the future! I love the pricing information with the ballpark estimates! The features column with the bullets is my favorite!
      –Sean

      My Blog :) » I Foun&hellip  |  October 24th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

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      Kari  |  January 8th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

      I am thinking about getting the new chocolate. Is it easy to put songs on there from your computer? Is it compatible with ITunes?

      Anon  |  July 15th, 2008 at 10:22 am

      It is relatively easy to put music onto a phone. the computer kit you can get comes with a program that should help walk you through it. as for itunes capability. you might have to convert the file types. but i dont use itunes so i woulnd tknow

      Anonymous  |  July 16th, 2008 at 9:53 am

      i luv luv luv the choclate

      Anonymous  |  July 16th, 2008 at 9:55 am

      i really wish i could get one im trying to gett mi parents into gettin me one =]

      alan  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 2:35 am

      how does the mp3 works is it like an ipod or its slow to change the songs

      carol  |  February 5th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

      really nice phone!!!!

      how much is this baby.

      Josie  |  March 27th, 2009 at 4:49 am

      sounds like a great phone but i am just wondering how much it costs!!

      want this phone soo bad. i am saving up for it!

      jacque  |  January 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      i wonder if they still sell it?????

      Des  |  August 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      No jacque, the do not sell this phone anymore. You can buy it off ebay for cheap

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