LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 now showing in Verizon's system

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LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 now showing in Verizon's system
Over the summer we first heard about the LG BL40 New Chocolate and the VX8575 Chocolate Touch, and had hoped that meant Verizon was going to get a phone similar to the BL40. Unfortunately, that was not the case, as we were able to get a Chocolate Touch VX8575 pre-production unit, which we previewed last month. Since then we've been waiting around to see when the Chocolate Touch would show up in Verizon's system, and now it looks like the wait is over. The device is now listed and the images are identical to the unit we had our hands on a month ago. Pricing is still unknown at this point (but is expected to be around $100 or less) but the current release date is showing at November 5th.

We have now received the full specs of the Chocolate Touch:
1GB of internal music memory, supports microSDHC cards up to 16GB, MP3 Player and FM Radio Receiver, Dolby Mobile, multitasking, 3.0-inch 400x240 resolution TFT display with 262K color support, 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, 3.5mm headset jack, EVDO Rev 0, HTML Browser, VCast Video/Music and VZ Navigator. Overall size is 4.30"H x 2.20"W x 0.47"D and weight is 4.23oz. It will ship with Software Version VX857V04, as our pre-production unit has V02, so there might be some changes and bug fixes. The Chocolate Touch can also only be activated on Nationwide calling plans, but is uncertain if it will require a Data Plan.

Hands-on preview of the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575

Chocolate Touch Preliminary Specifications

Thanks to a friend for the info and pics!



1. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

I am wondering what the texting interface looks like??

2. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Good luck. No one at Phone Arena seems to do any text messaging!

3. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Since this is a Rev 0 phone, I dont think it will need a data plan.

8. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

i'm not 100% sure about rev 0 or rev a... but i just got a confirmation from vzw rep saying it will need a data plan or connect or premium plan...

13. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

That doesn't say that in our system like the Rogue does.......

15. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

And since the device is Rev O it doesn't require the data plan so you don't have to have it.

19. NMchileman

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 20, 2009

This new LG Chocolate will NOT need a data plan. One of the requirements for the "Enhanced Multimedia" phones is that it has a full physical QWERTY keyboard, which this will not have. So no data plan is needed.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's cool looking.

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

if by cool you mean fail. Yeah. Very cool! jp. but its most definitely not for everyone. Interesting, yes. But i'd easily overlook this for a dare, versa, or env touch even if they dont compare spec wise... LGs been pretty repetitive with there phones lately.

20. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

this phone is hidious

6. ChiSooi

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

This phone Better not need a DATA PLAN! AND IF IT DOES....WOW

7. JC_Agga

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

Verizon's been gay recently with whole internet thing, i mean even dumb phones require data plan now.... as for Dolby mobile, does anyone know what the hell that is?

9. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

JC there is only 1 non smartphone that requires a data plan and its the Rogue. Personally i dont like having to offer a $10/25 mb date feature especially when you can upgrade to the Connect plan for the same $10 and get unlimited data. Im also curious what you mean by being "gay" about the internet thing. If your talking about requiring data plans on pda's your a little late for that argument because most major carriers require a $30 data plan except for TMO which charges $25.

11. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

vzw actually announced that from now on, they're gonna charge data feature on high-end non-smart phones... rogue being first one, then choc touch being second phone for it...

17. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

You may have heard that and you might be correct but as of right now there is only 1 non smartphone that requires the data plan and thats the Rogue. The Chocolate Touch has not been officially released so until it is announced we can't be sure. If you don't like the data feature then you have a few options 1) you can buy a different device. 2) upgrade your plan to include unlimited data 3) or do us all a favor and do some research the and if you find a better deal then go to a different carrier.

10. BigCTM

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2009

It would cost us 50.00 to upgrade to the connect plan from a basic 2 line family plan. 69.99 to 119.99...So it's misleading to say that it's 10.00 to upgrade to the connect plan.

14. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I will apoliogize for that person. As a Senior Sales Rep myself, we think as most customers already having the select plan which gives unlimited texting. When you have that, then it is only $10 to upgrade to unlimited internet and email with the connect plan. We really don't have a lot of people left on basic plans anymore.

16. BigCTM

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2009

That surprises me honestly. I would think people would want to save and get the cheapest plan possible these days and that is the basic plan. If you do not text much or surf the web, then the basic plan would be a better deal.

18. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I did mention you can upgrade to the connect plan for $10 more but thats assuming your on the nationwide select 450 min plan which is $59.99. $10 more puts you at the nationwide connect 450 plan. BrokenImaege your def right about people mostly being on select plan and not the basic plan.

12. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

holy crap this thing is ugly.

21. Lizzie unregistered

can you just get the 10 or 20 dollar plan with this phone if you want it as a prepaid or do you have to get the whole 94.99???

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