VZW announces LG Dare, Decoy and Chocolate 3!
LG Dare is a slim candybar with a large touchscreen on the front and only three keys, reminding of the PRADA and the Vu (AT&T). It will be positioned as multimedia-friendly touch phone with 3.2-megapixel camera and image-editing software.
LG Decoy is a slider and the world’s first handset with an integrated Bluetooth headset. It slips into the back for charging its battery and transporting both devices together.
LG Chocolate 3 is … a clamshell! Although it has the same model name, it is not slider as the first two generations (VX8500 and 8550). It is still a music-centric device with large control wheel on the front, when closed. It has 1GB of memory and microSD slot for expanding it, stereo speakers and support for Stereo Bluetooth. It also features FM transmitter for transferring the music to nearby radio and a 2-megapixel camera.
At the moment, the details are scarce but Verizon said it will provide more in the upcoming weeks. LG Decoy will launch first, on 16th this month (as expected) and the other two will be available for purchase next month.
1. Dihce (unregistered)
The Chocolate is now a Flip phone? WTF? I thought the fact that it was a Slider was part of it's appeal....
eh...I prefer the look of the flip phone anyways... Much sleeker design
Well remember there are already Chocolate Flip phones,,, this could be it's successor, but they could also name is Chocolate 3 at the same time.
i just hope this chocolate actually works.
Actually there aren't any. If you're talking about the 8600, that was never referred to as the chocolate by LG. It might have been called that by employees and customers, but definitely not by LG.
16. VZW GUY (unregistered)
in canada the 8600 is actually refered to as the Chocolate Flip http://www.telusmobility.com/a
but then again, the 8700 was refered to the shine by lg but verizon refused to use the shine name. the same could be for the chocolate flip. in canada, telus does refer to the 8700 as the shine.
Is it just me or does the blue on the back of the decoy look extremely tacky...?
Ya reminds me of some blue soap
anyone know if you'll need the nationwide plan for the dare?
If it has an HTML browser you will need to be on the NATIONWIDE plan.
yes u need nationwide plan, pretty much all phones are switching to that now
5. sinfulta (unregistered)
Looks like the VX8600 and the Chocolate 2 had sex and the outcome is the is Chocolate 3. Good Improvments on the C3 though. 1gig internal, FM transmitter, and 2.0MP Camera now. We have the Decoy at the store. It looks way Shiny... (Think Chrome) and the blue on the back is not as bad as people think. It's a pretty dark blue.. The dare is going to be a big seller. The dare will be great for all those people that leave because of the new Iphone, and then come back to VZW because they thought the grass was greener on the other side... and then realized it's brown and hasn't been watered in years. lol. It happened last year, and it will happen again.
yeah the dare is really nice, too bad i just got a 6900 otherwise i might have gotten it
the 6900 is the best phone verizon has right now, if only it used android.
its possible to load up a beta version of it, but it has limited functionality
if it hasnt been 30 days you can take it back and wait on the dare
I'm hoping I'll be getting the Dare, otherwise I'll just go with the Voyager. I wanna try out the Dare first though.
dont bother with the voyager, either get the dare, or the successor to the voyager which is coming this fall
is there a price with the dare? NE2? mail in rebates??
9. verizon customer serv rep (unregistered)
finally verizon gets the fact that the only reason the iphone has the one up is because of the interface. the layout menu of the dare looks sick and frankly nicer than the iphone. now if the touch screen can just be as responsive as the xv6900, they'll be in business. the touch screen for the voyager is great for regular navigation but terrible for the web browser. the glyde is perfect for web browsing but terrible for navigation. hopefully the dare gets it right. i've been telling everyone this is the phone to look out for, hopefully i'm right. thank god i didn't use my upgrade.
12. ne2 (unregistered)
ugh...i wish lg threw wifi into the dare. i guess that's how verizon earns its money tho, with data plans. :-(
Yeah no free meals. I happily pay for the best.
I hope they make the Chocolate 3 a slider as well. That was the only reason I would get the Chocolate. It made it unique.
then get the decoy
19. sinfulta (unregistered)
I forgot to mention this but (For those who don't know): Dare: -Will have handwriting recognition -Drag and drop contact and photo interface -EVDO Rev A High Speed Data -The on Screen Editing will also have doodle capabilities on screen. -DVD Quality Video Playback -Be able to record in VGA (640x480) Chocolate 3: -Will also come in Light Blue (Not just black) -Has Rhapsody Music service available on it for music on the demand from anywhere 3g available. -Will have 24hrs of Music Playback time Just thought you guys should know if you didn't. I didn't see it mentioned anywhere on here.... So I wanted to give you phone lovers the 411.
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Is the 24hours of music playback time while the phone is not on Music Only? I get about 7-10 hours of music while in music only and even less when its not on music only. An increase in teh battery life would be awesome. I'm also excited that I don't have to worry about scratches as much now that the screen will be protected. Clam shell doesn't look as awesome or feel as cool, but it is far more functional.
Dare: -Will have handwriting recognition -Drag and drop contact and photo interface -EVDO Rev A High Speed Data -The on Screen Editing will also have doodle capabilities on screen. -DVD Quality Video Playback -Be able to record in VGA (640x480) ...I -Phone CANT TOUCH THIS!!!!
....wait what about WI-Fi and the Memory? i know my I-phone has this over the Dare
Wi-Fi is not in the Dare, but with EVDO REV A (if I'm not mistaken) should be way faster than 3G..... as for you're litle 8GB hard drive that doesnt come out....take a look at one of your finger nails because thats the size of the REMOVABLE MICRO SDHC, i can buy as many of these as i want and just keep adding away at the Gigs
Is Phone Arena owned by Verizon employees or what?
lol so true
if you've ever read reviews on this site you'd know better, Verizon is consistently the whipping boy on here and most other sites, mainly by people that have no lives and hate Veriizon for no reason other than wi-fi and the fact that it's lonely in their moms basement
It should be, being that vzw is the best when it comes to network and just overall phone quality! these phones are killing everything else out there! and the EVDO networks is definitly faster than that crapy b.s network that att trys to pass off
supposedly sandisk is releasing a 12gb micro SDHC this summer and a 16gb version later in the year. Considering how fast the prices fell on the 8gb cards (can find one for ~$40) this really make the removable storage route looks great... unless apple manages to make an 80gb iphone... 'til then
30. Brent (unregistered)
Well im going to make my decision soon AT&T and Verizon. I waited 6 months, and I have 3 phones to consider the IPhone 2. LG VU ---which i love like crazy. and the LG Dare. While the Voyager is a good phone i don't do a lot of texting of messages, so its not that important. Good Data Plan and mobile tv is priority. Does the IPhone support AT&T moble tpv??
yo, pick Verizon cause it has much better connectivity than AT&T, and because you can get the LG Vu orthe LG Dare cause Verizon just bought Alltel... so yea... and......................... TRY CHECKING OUT THE RIM BLACKBERRY THUNDER!!!! its on this website..
the vu is for att fool. and even though verizon bought alltell doesnt mean you can get all of alltel's phones yet. the aquisition wont be fully complete until the end of the year
32. verizonrocks (unregistered)
if the dare has a music player that will allow me to play music and use the phone to do other things ex. take pi cs edit phonebook, textmessage, i will get the phone for sure. i just hate it when tyhey call these phone multimedia devices and then they only do one thing at a time.
The phone does allow multitasking.
Does anyone else think the new chocolate looks like a piece of crap??? the outside of the phone looks 'ok' but the interior looks like an old phone from about 4 or 5 years ago... I'm just so disappointed with LG.
Yeah i know right... and the screen on the inside is tiny....WTF LG
If you want a bigger sceen get the dare. The chocolate is a music phone. You don't need a giant screen.
43. xev (unregistered)
the screen on the inside of the chocolate 3 is almost the same as the chocolate flip (8600). i will be getting either the dare, C-3 or HTC touch. depends if i decide that i really want to pay 30 bux for internet/email on the touch screen phones.
Anybody have an idea of what the price will be for the Chocolate 3?
46. bsmhenry (unregistered)
does anyone know when the new palm is coming out. I have the AT&T Tilt and i want to sell it and get the palm with Verizon. I have both att and verizon. I want to upgrade from the first orginal chocolate(horrible phone).
Will the FM transmitter in the Chocolate work with a stock car stero or will I need other equipment to make it work?
FM Transmitters work on any FM radio. You set the station it broadcasts to on the Transmitter and then it plays on that station on your radio.
50. mike213 (unregistered)
my choclate 3 will not recive pics or send them. do you know how to fix it.and is anyone else haveing this problem??