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LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Preliminary Specifications
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2. EraserXIV (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)
how is that better than the BL40? it looks like a toy.
6. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
The majority rules is what happened. Most people liked the look of the phone but felt it was to long. Which I do agree on for functional purposes, so they changed the entire look of the phone, what they should have did was just make it a bit shorter and left it alone. Now it's just a restyled Dare 2. It's just another example of the HTC Hero UK version vs. Sprint.
17. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
I respect your opinion as a consumer, but I also respectively disagree...the design is great, far more advanced, and very futureistic looking. I would probably say this is more like a Dare 2 more than a Chocolate 4 though, if its tru what they say about pricing and new releases we have "weened out" the Cocolate phone completely, and the Dare phone just dropped in price. I know its un official but I wouldnt be suprised if this was a sequal to the Dare, repectivley.
25. crd22 (Posts: 77; Member since: 15 Apr 2008)
I agree that the whole look should NOT have been scrapped. Even though the original Chocolate Touch was a little long, it was still unique (unlike this new one). They shoulda just made it a little shorter cus now it's plain ugly and looks like the Dare1.5, which is not a compliment.
35. mikeaud44 (Posts: 30; Member since: 05 Dec 2008)
It looks alright, but is it really an improvement over the Dare? The reason I got the Dare when it came out was because it had a slew of new and improved features. If the only improvement is a higher resolution screen, then it's not worth getting for me. Maybe if they also bumped up the camera to a 5.0 megapixel, added wi-fi, document viewer for .doc, .xls, .pdf, etc... Otherwise, looks like i'll be waiting for the Storm 2...
3. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
wow looks like a really cool phone. i hope it dosnt requier an extra $10 like the Rogue im keeping my fingers cross for this phone! :) so i guess im going to wait for this phone i was thinkng of geting the Versa or the Rogue next week. i also hope it hase different home screens like the Versa
9. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)
It will, for any high level "dumb phone" ei the rogue, this and others that come with html browser and email feature will require you to get a connect plan or some sort of MB package.
18. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
It will most likely require then plan. BNG what do you plan to use it for if NOT for Data related material?
26. crd22 (Posts: 77; Member since: 15 Apr 2008)
It's not strange that people want a phone to make calls and sends text messages. Regardless of how "advanced" phones are, many people don't want or are not able to pay an extra $15-$30 a month for data that they never use.
29. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
I only plan on using this phone for call and text. i don't need to use the internet i rather yous it on my lap top which is much fast than a phones browser. but any way if you look it has the Bing search so it probably will require an extra date plane because the Rogue had a my space widget and it turned out to need an extra date plane for that phone.
4. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
wow, what an ugly phone. theyve murdered some phones in the past, but going on looks alone right now this one takes the cake. doesnt look like any elements of the bl40 made its way into this. again, vzw customers cant have nice things...
10. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)
the BL40 is WAY TO SKINNY!!! like i like the 4 inches wide part of it and the thinness of the phone, but you cant do anything in portrait mode with that phone. This phone is more stylish and the screen is wider so you can do more with it in portrait mode. true, it might not be 4 inches wide in landscape mode, but i just hope its bigger than 3.2 inches. as long as this phone is thin still, im getting this or the rogue for sure. VERIZON, RELEASE IT ALREADY!!!
13. tanders04 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
Ugh... Much like wide screen movies people continue to confuse "skinny" with wide. The phone is no "skinnier" width wise than most current phones. The difference is marginal. .1 in "skinnier" than the G1. What the phone is (again like movies) is wider which give you more room. LG put out a great and truly innovative phone with the BL40 then VZW users get shit on with this POS because some "focus group" thinks it looks better.
19. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Mr. Anderson you are probably mentally challenged if you really think this phone is ugly..What phone do you have? What would you like to see? Is it because Phone Arena set the wrong expectation with their "so called BL leak". PA posted CRAP information about this phone fromthe beginning the Model Number they've been using isnt even assosiated with Verizons LG model numbers "BL40?" VZW has always used "VX" never "BL"...that should have been your first clue...so dont bash Verizon, this phone is Hot and will sell, maybe not to a poor schmuck like you though...take it upo with LG and PA then go buy a razr!
21. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
aww kvenderley you gave up on the omnia II? i think i will to for the imagio, but i am going to wait till both come out to compare the two
33. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
ive got the pre and hero. i dont care what the name is, this phone is an abortion of design. beyond the abysmal styling, that menu is so bland and boring. it appears this will be another touch phone from vzw that makes little to no use of the touchscreen, but by golly they can market it as "touchscreen!"
5. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
Where's the omnia II pics? that phone been out way longer and you guys can't get a pic of it. You can get any other phone's pic but not the o2...I want to see some pics of it with the vzw logo!!
7. panacea224 (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)
This was preferred over the BL40 in focus groups? What's with the hard keys? They look like a 2yr old's attempt to draw rectangles. I just hope they kept the capacitive display and 5 megapixel S.K. lens.
8. skylox (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Aug 2009)
played with the phone last week.....kinda crappy if you ask me....works well but like VZWFANGIRL said they should have renamed it Dare 2.....Also played with the new omnia 2....a little disappointed if you ask me...its much wider then the original which makes it weird to hold.....screen is nice but i thought i was gonna be blown away...not so much....the cube menu is cool though....anyways, got my touch pro 2 and unless the new diamond 2 is that much better, then im sticking with my phone.
12. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
they should call it the Double Dare. ha and i think the screen could be larger. much larger.
20. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
what is dissapointing about the phone? should i get the htc imagio instead?..sorry about the questions i just want pics of the omnia II
11. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)
Looks underwhelming. Lg boasts about it's S-class user interface so much, but it really isn't all that great. Also, I've always had problems with LG phones regarding battery life, automatic restarts, text messaging not working, and this is with their high and low end devices alike.
14. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
same old same old... Why does the US have such boring taste? I mean, this is pretty much the same thing as any other feature touch screen phone, what's the point? The camera is 3.2..so what. There is nothing special about this phone, it's a joke and a waste of material.
15. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
it's cool looking. and it's on the verizon network :-).
23. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
cool looking...not so much. It looks like a design done by a person or team trying to get out of a slump; it looks forced.
28. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
well at least the design of the chocolates are changing. unlike the gay iphone, it's so blah looking.
16. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
So we are not getting the BL40. This thing looks great for teenage girls and gives no indication of anything innovative. The Rogue is thick. So now we wait and see how the Omnia 2, Sholes and Storm 2 will disappoint and pick from the best of a not-as-good-as-they-should-have-been lot.
24. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
I dunno, I think the Storm 2 will be pretty decent. Yes, the Sholes might be a disappointment, unless they fix the design, but I'm guessing it'll look something like the CLIQ. The Omnia 2 might be a decent handset as well. But this Choco Touch is laughable...
36. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
I have seen far worst and it has a decent design. Just because it's different doesn't make it laughable...
22. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
omnia II design yall vzw design!!!! http://ars.samsung.com/custome
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27. pax (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
theres nothing "chocolaty" about this phone, also looks like a kindergartener designed it
30. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
i don't like the design around the buttons on the bottom and i agree with whoever said it looks like a Dare 2
31. vzwfann15 (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Jun 2009)
Looks like a similar menu system as the EnvTouch. Looks great! can't wait till it hits VERIZON!
32. zr1vette (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)
i think ill keep my dare. same 3.2 mp camera prob has the same basic features too just a diff style and software
34. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 143; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)
I was so looking forward to the BL-40, I hear it's headed overseas though : ( Don't like the Chocolate Touch at all, too much like the Dare, at least the BL-40 is unique!