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With the Chocolate series, LG starts the manufacturing of stylish phones that rely mainly on design and are mainly directed towards the people looking for something different, rather than the people who need a multi-functional device. The choice of the slider form factor is not random, since it delivers both a small size and a WOW effect. One of the interesting innovations with the Chocolate is the keypad having skin touch activation a new technology where pressing is not applicable and therefore cannot be done with a pen for example.
Being a high class phone, it arrives with a very decent number of accessories. Some of the interesting ones are the pouch (which can be used to clean the phone) and a pendant with the LG logo on it (which can be hooked to the phone). Another piece of accessory is the cable for a PC connection (the phone is being recognized as a mass storage device) as well as a disk with synchronization software on it. A handy accessory is the remote control for the music player, which ends in a 3.5 mm standard headphones jack. Headphones are also included in the set. Naturally there are user manuals for the phone and a charger for the battery.