Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, chances are you know about the new Verizon Wireless LG Chocolate Phone. From billboards to magazine ads to flyers in the mail, buzz about Verizon’s new phone is everywhere, and cell phone fanatics are licking their lips at the thought of it.
Dubbed “one sweet phone” by both Verizon marketing execs and the general public, the LG VX8500 (as it’s technically called) hit stores on August 8 and has been flying off shelves ever since. The sexy little phone, with its touch-sensitive controls, V CAST and VZ Navigation capabilities, sliding number pad, and iPod-esque design has instantly become the must-have summer accessory.
Whether you’re looking to chat with friends, jam to some Dashboard Confessional, or watch the new Shakira video for the one-millionth time, the chocolate phone’s got what you need. A step above Verizon’s LG VX8300 music and video phone, the chocolate phone costs only $149.99 after the $50.00 mail in rebate–a pretty good deal for the hottest MP3/cell phone hybrid on the market.
And as if it isn’t tasty enough already, songs downloaded to the phone cost a mere $1.99 each and copies of the songs are sent to your PC. So, after you’ve stormed your nearest Verizon store to get your hands on a piece of the chocolate, the only thing left to do is start downloading some serious tunes.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.