Latest in Chocolate

Image credit:

Verizon is signed up for an LG Chocolate 4 -- but is it anything like the BL40?

Chris Ziegler

We've just received word from a trusted source that Verizon has started the process of ordering dummy phones for an LG Chocolate 4, the latest in the carrier's long-running line of reasonably successful music-oriented dumbphones. That in itself isn't terribly interesting; what we really want to know is whether the new model will take a cue from the Black Label-branded BL40, one of the few phones in recent memory that seems to have unified and captivated phone fans from every walk of life. The thought of a domestic US launch of anything approaching the BL40's cool is a tantalizing one, indeed -- tempered only by the reality that no LG can escape Verizon's launch gauntlet untainted by evil firmware. If we had to guess, the Chocolate 4's going to be a far less revolutionary phone, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Oath (formerly AOL). Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr