Exclusive new images of the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575

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Exclusive new images of the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575
One of the more elusive phones to be released by Verizon later this year is the LG VX8575, known as the Chocolate Touch. We first heard rumors this summer that Verizon was going to get a CDMA variant of the BL40, and then shortly after the VX8575 passed the FCC. Then a few weeks ago the first images of the Chocolate Touch appeared, and it was apparent that it was not a BL40 cousin. In fact, our source within Verizon told us that there was two prototype models of the VX8575. One of them closely resembled the BL40, but "focus groups" didn't care for that style of phone, so it was scrapped and the "other" VX8575 is what will be released. This upset quite a few people, as the BL40 is the must-have LG device and we were looking forward to it coming to Verizon. But alas, the Chocolate Touch looks more like a "LG Dare 2" with a 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, HTML browser, multitasking music player, and WVGA TFT display. The menu themes have been updated with more of a "music look" and there is even a direct link to Microsoft's Bing search page.

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Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 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!

32. zr1vette

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 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

31. vzwfann15

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

Looks like a similar menu system as the EnvTouch. Looks great! can't wait till it hits VERIZON!

30. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 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

27. pax

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

theres nothing "chocolaty" about this phone, also looks like a kindergartener designed it

22. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

16. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 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: Mar 11, 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: Sep 23, 2009

I have seen far worst and it has a decent design. Just because it's different doesn't make it laughable...

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's cool looking. and it's on the verizon network :-).

23. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well at least the design of the chocolates are changing. unlike the gay iphone, it's so blah looking.

11. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

8. skylox

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 24, 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: Mar 23, 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: Jul 19, 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

7. panacea224

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

5. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 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!!

4. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 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: Aug 09, 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: Feb 12, 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: Feb 08, 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: Jul 19, 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: Apr 16, 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!"

3. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 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: Aug 09, 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: Feb 08, 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: Apr 15, 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: Feb 12, 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.

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