UPDATED: LG Chocolate Touch now for sale by Verizon and Alltel

UPDATED: LG Chocolate Touch now for sale by Verizon and Alltel
Right on cue, Verizon has now released the 4th phone to carry the Chocolate name. The new LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 is the first to come with a 3.2MP camera and full touchscreen interface, measuring 3" diagonal and with a resolution of 400x240 pixels. The device comes with 1GB of internal memory dedicated to storing music, but can also use microSDHC cards up to 16GB in size. The music player has several equalizer settings (called Dolby Mobile) and will even allow you to join in by showing a virtual drum set and piano keyboard. Not only that, but you can listen to your favorite MP3s and FM Radio Stations while performing other tasks, such as messaging or web browsing. Pricing of the LG Chocolate Touch is $79.99 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year contract, $149.99 after rebate with a 1-year contract, and $259.99 full retail.

Alltel has also launched the LG Chocolate Touch, however, by the name of LG AX8575 Touch. Unlike Verizon, Alltel's version is available for free after $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract. Another big difference is the design of the back side, which here lacks the off beat look of Verizon's version.

PhoneArena's Preview of the LG Chocolate Touch
LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless, Alltel

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1. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

just another touch screen phone, I hoped this time verizon will match the chocolate 4 bl 40g but nothig special again

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

No offense to LG lovers... but LG has some shitty phones. WAKE UP AND FLUSH THE TOILET ALREADY LG!

3. mkl4466

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 25, 2008

Ever heard of the Dare? Very popular phone. This is the upgrade. Very similar but it adds an FM radio, since its a chocolate branded device it has something special for music lovers. Not everyone needs a smart phone, but alot of people want to look cool with a touch screen phone, and this is the phone for them. @oddmanout: To say that LG has shitty phones is kindof unfair. What manufacturer doesn't have a few shitty phones out there? And overall, LG is the top dumbphone manufacturer for Verizon. Ask almost any VZW sales rep what brand phone you should get. Without even qualifying you, they'll tell you if you aren't getting a blackberry, to get an LG.

4. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I have to agree whole-heartedly! Every phone I have ever owned up until I bought my BB, was an LG, and without exception, every single phone was great! They worked flawlessly (I concede that I never owned the first two versions of the Chocolate), and performed without any kind of problems. If ever I buy another "dumbphone" again, it most certainly will be LG. On a side note, I was also hoping that this new Chocolate was going to be the famed BL40, but I guess we'll just have settle for this at the moment.

5. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

i love my new chocolate touch...got it this morning at 9:30. i cant afford the smartphone plan right now so for the next 20 months im happy with the phone i got and maybe in the middle 2011 ill get an lte smartphone.

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