Chocolate Gets Even Sweeter The Second Time Around, Exclusively At Verizon Wireless

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN DIEGO — The Chocolate by LG is back and sweeter than ever. Decked out in traditional Black, the Chocolate will also sport two new colors, Black Cherry and Blue Mint, when it hits Verizon Wireless stores July 9. The leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network and LG, the global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, today announced a new feature-rich successor to its popular music-centric best seller.

Slimmer and sleeker, the new Chocolate has a rich assortment of features, including a vibrating touch keypad and a new Navigation Wheel with Trace Motion light. The wheel allows for easy navigation through phone functions, as well as quick and simple functionality while browsing music and videos.

Perfect for V CAST Music customers who crave a fully-functional mobile music device, Chocolate by LG offers advanced multimedia features such as a microSD™ memory slot that supports up to a 4GB card, a music player, a powerful speaker for music and dedicated keys for easy access to stored music. Chocolate by LG is also V CAST-capable and perfect for use with Get It Now® applications, such as VZ NavigatorSM, the location-based service from Verizon Wireless that provides turn-by-turn directions to more than 14 million destinations and points of interest throughout the U.S.

The Chocolate by LG from Verizon Wireless offers the following features and capabilities:

  • Music player for MP3 and WMA songs

  • Powerful speaker for music

  • Dedicated key for easy access to the music player

  • Background music — music plays in the background while sending messages, browsing the Web, etc.

  • My Music — songs are automatically organized by artist, genre and album

  • Music only mode (RF off except Bluetooth®)

  • MicroSD memory port to store pictures, videos, music and sounds, compatible with microSD cards up to 4GB

  • 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder

  • Camera resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240 pixels

  • V CAST Video — stream and download video clips

  • Video recording time: 30 seconds for sending

  • Video player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats

  • Set videos (under 5MB) as wallpaper

  • Video resolution: 176 x 144 pixels

  • Video format: 3G2

  • Zoom: up to 2x

  • Self-timer: three, five or ten seconds

  • Image editor — zoom, rotate, crop

  • Mirror for self-portrait capability

  • Supported Bluetooth Profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, basic print (print and send user-generated pictures to a printer via Bluetooth), object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer and basic imaging

  • Speaker-independent voice commands: call, send message to, go to, check, lookup, play,

  • My Account

  • TTY/TDD support

  • Hearing aid compatible (M4-rating)

  • Text, picture/video messaging

  • Mobile Web 2.0SM

  • Web-based e-mail, instant messaging and chat

  • Flash user interface for clear images, text and fun animations

  • Phone book with 1,000 contacts — each stores five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID

  • Emergency contacts — enter three contacts and personal information, in case of emergency

  • Frequency 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)

  • Data transmission high-speed EV-DO

  • Dimensions: 3.85" (h) x 1.87" (w) x 0.67" (d)

  • Weight: 3.24 oz.

  • LCD 262K color TFT, 240 x 320 pixels, 11 lines

  • Standard battery: 800 mAh Li-Polymer

  • Up to 250 minutes of usage time or up to 350 hours of standby time

    • For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit

      (Editor's Note: High-resolution images and broadcast quality video of Verizon Wireless' Chocolate by LG are available at

      About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

      About LG Electronics USA, Inc.LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48.5-billion (2006 consolidated worldwide revenues) global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a wide range of digital appliances, digital display and digital media products, and mobile phones under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit

      About LG Electronics Mobile Communications CompanyLG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading provider of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets, which have been designed to improve the value of customer life. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, the company is rapidly establishing a global presence and growing its international market share in 3G handsets. For more information please visit