Best Buy to offer LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Omnia 2 and many more on August 23rd

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Best Buy to offer LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Omnia 2 and many more on August 23rd
A leaked picture of a computer report for Best Buy shows that the big box retailer has a very busy August 23rd coming up. Among the standout handsets that will be launched that day is the LG Chocolate Touch. While not the BL40 that everyone is busting blood vessels over, the VX8575 will be the fourth Chocolate named handset in the series and will have a full touchscreen UI. Another phone apparently coming to Best Buy on the 23rd of this month that everyone is waiting for is the Samsung Omnia 2. The handset is equipped with a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, Touch Wiz 2.0 and a 5MP camera with AF and smile detection. Both of these devices will be run on Verizon's network.

Other handsets that Best Buy is expected to release on the 23rd of this month include a berry colored Samsung Gravity 2 for T-Mobile and the Samsung Solstice and the LG Xenon in red, both on AT&T. Besides the Chocolate Touch and the Omnia 2, other phones for Big Red to be launched on the 23rd include the Samsung Rogue and the Samsung u450 Intensity. On the same date, it looks like the retailer is expecting replenishment of inventory of the BlackBerry Tour 9630. No details on pricing were made known for any of the models.

It might be hard to do, but try to be patient. The 23rd is just a little more than 2 weeks away

LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Preliminary Specifications
Samsung Omnia 2 Preliminary Specifications (CDMA)
Samsung Omnia 2 I8000 Specification | Review  (GSM)
Samsung Gravity 2 Specifications
Samsung Solstice SGH-A887 Specifications
LG Xenon Specifications | Review
Samsung Rogue Specifications
BlackBerry Tour 9630 Specifications | Review

source: BGR





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22 Comments

1. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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5. VerizonGuy79

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2009

Omnia 2 will not be out Aug 23rd I can assure you.

6. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

how do you know? do you work for them? when do you think or know it will be released?

7. VerizonGuy79

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2009

Omnia isn't due till October.

8. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

do you know that for sure, october is the month?

9. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Huh I knew it was to good to be true. I hope that you are wrong vzwguy79 I wanted to test it out, well it's better than a Christmas release and I am sure October will come fast. I have been hearing that the o2 is in testing at the moment with verizon.

10. VerizonGuy79

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2009

Let's just say that I do know.... and leave it at that. :)

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

4 of those are confirmed...

3. vnewton09

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 09, 2009

Y is Best Buy getting these phones B4 VZW???

4. IHeartVZW

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

Isn't the Chocolate touch the BL40, because engadget is using them synonymously. http://www.engadgetmobile.com/tag/bl40

11. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

Hi everyone, I have been away on my honeymoon and will be back at work on Monday. I promise I will have pics of the 8575 and Omnia II by Wednesday-Thursday with detailed reviews and specs. Until then, take care!

12. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Congradulations, If you can try to get a real release date please, I am tired of rumors of a possible release date. Is the verizonguy79 right about the October release?

18. pwrtch

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

VZWProductTestr, once you have these promised pictures and reviews, where will be able to find them? Thanks!

19. pwrtch

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

VZWProductTestr, once you have these promised pictures and reviews, where will be able to find them? Thanks!

20. pwrtch

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

You sir, are a liar and a fake. Probably just a phonearena employee trying to get hits on this article. Nice werk jerk.

22. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Vzwproductester where are the promised pictures? Where can we find them? Also any accurate release date for the omnia 2?

13. puggunit

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

i hate best buy.

14. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

Good news! Samsung Rogue is in Verizons system and if you find a kind sales rep they can order it for you and you will get it by the end of the week

17. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

What about the o2..I called the rep and he said a mid-late september release, is this true?

15. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

I take it back, they are in the system but not priced accurately.

16. Imagineer87

Posts: 2; Member since: May 14, 2009

Whats IS the price 2yr and no plan? Do you know?

21. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

For sure the Omnia 2 is not out today :( I called vzw and they don't have it in their system. I also called best buy and they don't know if they are even getting it. So I think verizonguy79 might be correct about the October release. That sucks!

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