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LG's "New Chocolate" poses for its first official snapshots

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Every once in a while, a new handset is leaked over the internet and the design is so captivating that it generates a buzz. This is the case with LG's Chocolate BL40 which first showed up in a mysterious YouTube video (now removed) that showed off the model's thin body, huge touchscreen and the S-Class 3D UI. After some leaked pictures made their way around the community, LG might have decided to strike while the iron is hot and so here are the first official pictures of what the Korean manufacturer is calling the "New Chocolate". The boring stuff like carrier destination, launch date and pricing will just have to wait for now.

LG Chocolate BL40 Preliminary Specifications

source: EngadgetMobile
LG's "New Chocolate" poses for its first official snapshots

LG's "New Chocolate" poses for its first official snapshots
LG's "New Chocolate" poses for its first official snapshots


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I for one, am impressed. This is definitely has to go to Verizon. It's only appropriate! The design is amazing. A+ on this one LG! Props.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 14:47

14. iLexus (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


Sorry to burst you bubble but it will not be launch in CDMA favor. GSM. G Officially Announces the BL40 'New Chocolate' Today, 7:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman Today LG announced the BL40 New Chocolate phone. This monoblock device's call-out feature is its display, which stretches 4 inches with a widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio. LG calls the high-def screen "real VGA", and notes that it uses a Dual Screen user interface that can show two different types of content at the same time. The display is protected by curved, tempered glass. LG didn't provide any information about what radio technologies the BL40 would support, but noted that it will be available across 54 different countries before the end of the third quarter. It likely uses GSM-based technologies, rather than the CDMA used by the Chocolate series phones sold by Verizon Wireless.

posted on 29 Jul 2009, 22:52

2. technIowa (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jul 2009)


I love it! but who knows what it's actually like.

posted on 29 Jul 2009, 23:17

3. uknow85 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 May 2009)


now that is nice kinda makes u think of a candy bar looking at it i wish my chocolate 1 when i had was like this www.twitter.com/uknow85

posted on 29 Jul 2009, 23:19

4. alexctt (unregistered)


i want to know what website that is shown on the last image because it seems to have information on the phone. i can't wait for this to get to verizon.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 07:53

9. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)


It's lgmobile.com

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 14:51

16. iLexus (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


Once again, this will be lanuch as in GSM favor not Not CDMA. Remember GSM is the World standard. So we should start seeing this alot more in the future. G Officially Announces the BL40 'New Chocolate' Today, 7:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman Today LG announced the BL40 New Chocolate phone. This monoblock device's call-out feature is its display, which stretches 4 inches with a widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio. LG calls the high-def screen "real VGA", and notes that it uses a Dual Screen user interface that can show two different types of content at the same time. The display is protected by curved, tempered glass. LG didn't provide any information about what radio technologies the BL40 would support, but noted that it will be available across 54 different countries before the end of the third quarter. It likely uses GSM-based technologies, rather than the CDMA used by the Chocolate series phones sold by Verizon Wireless.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 16:40

17. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Would it be that difficult for LG to create a similar phone CDMA version? Just like almost all of their other phones? This may not be the Chocolate 4, but if it's any indicator of what the Chocolate 4 will be, it will be a very nice phone. If you're implying that a U.S. carrier will get it, I would be forced to say that you're incorrect in assuming that. Perhaps a Canadian GSM or European (of course an Asian carrier will have it), but I highly doubt a U.S. GSM carrier would get it.

posted on 29 Jul 2009, 23:22

5. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I agree with previous comments...this looks sexy. What it will work like, who knows, but this is what the original chocolate SHOULD have been!

posted on 29 Jul 2009, 23:42

6. Raiderjoe (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)


Yeah this looks really good.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 02:28

7. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I have mixed feelings about this phone. It looks really nice, but there hasn't really been any good chocolate in the past.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 07:39

8. jtm1208 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


could this phone be replacing the dare on verizon

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 14:50

15. iLexus (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


Once again, this will be lanuch as in GSM favor not Not CDMA. G Officially Announces the BL40 'New Chocolate' Today, 7:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman Today LG announced the BL40 New Chocolate phone. This monoblock device's call-out feature is its display, which stretches 4 inches with a widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio. LG calls the high-def screen "real VGA", and notes that it uses a Dual Screen user interface that can show two different types of content at the same time. The display is protected by curved, tempered glass. LG didn't provide any information about what radio technologies the BL40 would support, but noted that it will be available across 54 different countries before the end of the third quarter. It likely uses GSM-based technologies, rather than the CDMA used by the Chocolate series phones sold by Verizon Wireless.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 19:06

19. Hector (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Aug 2008)


Dude go to sleep we dont need you to answer ever 5min like you know everything. People are allowed to wish and hope for the best you Jerk!!!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 07:59

10. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)


This phone looks funny to me. The body is really long and width is narrow, looks like a stretched out Ipod nano. I wonder if it would be awkward to talk into and how it would fit in your pocket, or even on you belt with a holster?

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 08:39

11. dezbaby (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Jul 2009)


I'm so confused, I thought there was another phone called the "chocolate touch"? Is this one it, or is their another one? /:

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 11:40

13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your thinking of the ENV touch. noone notice that nice5mpx camera on the back of this thing? Hopefully they will replace the aging dare w/ this and that versa, which serves no purpose. (same price as the env touch, which is a much better phone)

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 17:44

18. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


"your thinking of the ENV touch" false. this is the chocolate touch. "noone notice that nice5mpx camera on the back of this thing? Hopefully they will replace the aging dare w/ this and that versa, which serves no purpose. (same price as the env touch, which is a much better phone" not a chance. The Dare is a very different line and will have its own successor at some point.

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 19:09

20. Hector (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Aug 2008)


So is this the Verizon version? Im tired of seeing iLexus answer everytime someone ask if this is for Verizon. You seem to have a lot of knowledge of t he up coming Verizon phones.

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 00:38

21. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


The GSM and CDMA version look almost identical to one another and are hard to tell apart. I have been working on trying to get a pic of the phone but as I am sure everyone understands the security for this phone is HUGE. I will be happy to add questions in the mean time.

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 08:18

22. iLexus (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


I'm not sure what in the world you've been testing seeing, or saw but according to LG the people who makes and invented the phone has not invented a CDMA version of the phone yet. Please shed us some light on how or who made a CDMA version of this phone? News Article Release Today: At the time, there was no 3G banding for the U.S., and the theory was that the 3G would be enabled later this year when the handset would be launched by Canadian carrier Telus as one of the first models on its new HSDPA network. Yesterday, a variant of the phone, the BL40g passed through the FCC carrying 3G connectivity on the 850 and 1900MHz bands. While Engadget is reporting that they have been told by LG that there is currently no plan to bring the "New Chocolate" to the U.S

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 09:50

12. Rager099 (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Apr 2009)


sexy sexy lol

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 20:32

23. Trendygirlx23 (unregistered)


This phone looks amazing!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 20:59

24. MTLance (unregistered)


lol it's LG. It is not so Prada tbh.

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