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Now that the successor to LG's Chocolate line has been available to Verizon Wireless customers, we thought it would only be fitting to put the latest addition through the paces and see if the VX8550 is a worthy successor. From a quick glimpse, both the LG VX8500 and the VX8550 both share the slide...

August 10th 2007 at 4:49am 0 Comments
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It looks like Verizon and LG are gearing up to release to their latest addition in the Chocolate lineup, the VX8550. This round, the VX8550 is sportin' two new colors than before -- this time "black cherry" and "blue mint" will make your mouth water, and lets not forgot the traditional black. The d...

July 3rd 2007 at 10:37am 0 Comments
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Goodness, has it really been nearly a year since Verizon's VX8500 Chocolate from LG hit streets? Indeed it has, and by cellphone standards, we reckon that's an eternity; Verizon has managed to keep the line fresh by injecting color after color after color, but sooner or later, you've gotta drop new...

May 10th 2007 at 9:31pm 0 Comments
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As if that white and dark LG Chocolate wasn't enough, Verizon just released red (no, not that RED) and green versions of the venerable VX8500 slider in hopes of stoking a bit of yule in our Grinchy hearts. No surprises here since we've been expecting these to drop since last month. Same specs we've...

November 22nd 2006 at 9:01am 0 Comments
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As if that white and dark LG Chocolate wasn't enough, Verizon just released red (no, not that RED) and green versions of the venerable VX8500 slider in hopes of stoking a bit of yule in our Grinchy hearts. No surprises here since we've been expecting these to drop since last month. Same specs we've...

November 22nd 2006 at 9:01am 0 Comments
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Ultra rugged or delicate, glossy white -- that is the question. Verizon has gone ahead and launched a couple of its more hotly anticipated handsets this week, the over-engineered G'zOne Type-V clamshell from Casio and the white variant of the LG VX8500 Chocolate slider. While neither phone is going...

November 2nd 2006 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Ever wonder what a metallic, phlegm-green LG Chocolate might look like? Well, wonder no longer. We've managed to score press photos for Verizon's VX8500 in all three of its new colors, and although it's difficult to argue the hotness of the white and red varieties, the green just is not doing anyth...

October 27th 2006 at 6:51pm 0 Comments
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If neither white nor the original black are working for you, word on the street has Verizon and LG preparing two additional colors of their VX8500 Chocolate slider: red and green, putting a full them one third of the way to a lock on the primary color wheel. Though we don't have information on when...

October 17th 2006 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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Given the fanfare surrounding the release of the LG VX8500 "Chocolate" on Verizon a couple months back, buyers and reviewers alike were pretty shocked to find that the supposed high-function slider lacked a frickin' speakerphone, of all things (us included). Fortunately, it's been rumored for some t...

September 27th 2006 at 1:18am 0 Comments
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Yeah, it's got hype, alright -- but hype alone does not a good cellphone make. Does LG's VX8500 "Chocolate" for Verizon Wireless have any brains behind the beauty, or is the glossy slider all bark and no bite? Head on over to our Mobile outpost for the full rundown!

August 22nd 2006 at 5:46pm 0 Comments
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With their uncharacteristically intensive marketing campaign over the last month focusing on this phone alone, it's readily apparent that Verizon has high hopes their VX8500 "Chocolate" slider is ready to take the torch from Motorola's original V3 RAZR as the must-have midrange handset for the mass...

August 22nd 2006 at 5:57am 0 Comments
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The finer visual details of the VX8500's hinged sibling might remain unclear with these blur-tastic shots, but we think we can see enough here to question whether Verizon and LG are taking the "Chocolate" theme a smidge far. Its glossy exterior is presumably graced with the trademark touch-sensitiv...

August 18th 2006 at 1:38am 0 Comments