But since we're used to not getting the pretty European models, we wouldn't be surprised if this really is the Chocolate Touch that we … Read more
At its global launch in central London, the latest Black Label phone from LG broke its cover. The Chocolate BL40 is a 5-megapixel fashion phone with an ultra-wide 800x345-pixel LCD touch-screen display. And despite the number of unusual (and unneeded) models here to glam-up its christening, we're feeling cautiously impressed.
You'll remember that this was the phone we all thought looked too long and enormous to believe comfortable, but it's actually quite compact--like an iPod Nano, only thicker and a bit heavier. Its 4.1-inch-thick capacitive touch screen is responsive too, with rich colors and a tight … Read more
Since we posted a First Take of Samsung's Omnia 2 back in June, a lot of readers have been asking when Verizon would actually begin selling it. Well, according to the good folks over at the Boy Genius Report (who have a "trusted mole" at Best Buy Mobile), the much-anticipated iPhone pretender will be launching August 23, along with several other phones from different carriers.
Here's the complete list that leaked:Omnia 2 (Verizon) Global AirCard G2 (Verizon) Samsung Rogue (Verizon) LG Chocolate Touch (Verizon) Samsung u450 Intensity (Verizon) Samsung Gravity 2 (T-Mobile) Samsung Solstice (AT&… Read more
You could say that T-Mobile dominated cell phone news today. Not only did the carrier launch its second Google Android phone, the MyTouch 3G, the company celebrated the handset's debut with a wild skydiving party in San Francisco. We don't have video footage just yet, but we have a full report on how the event transpired. Also in the show, we discuss our latest reviews, Nicole guffaws, and Kent almost ends it all early.
Now that the LG BL40 Chocolate is official, LG has released this promotional video of the LG BL40 that shows you how to really use the long phone to surf the Web, check your e-mail, and watch your favorite movies or TV shows. We've also confirmed a few more specs on the LG BL40--not only will it have the 4-inch scratchproof display, it also boasts Wi-Fi, an Active Flash UI, a dual-screen UI (so you can have two different content types on the same screen), 7.2 mbps HSDPA, A-GPS with maps and turn-by-turn direction, a 5-megapixel camera with … Read more
Believe it our not, government bureaucracy can be exciting. If you don't believe me, then look at the Federal Communications Commission over the last few days. Most of the time the cell phones passing through the agency's gates aren't terribly exciting, but you can have periods where some highly-anticipated models get the FCC's approval. And this week was one of those periods.
We've already told you that LG is releasing a new Chocolate phone in Europe under the BL40 moniker, and on Thursday LG decided to make it official.
Indeed, the LG BL40 is skinny and long, much like a universal remote, and it has a stunning 4-inch display with the 21:9 wide-screen ratio we'd heard rumors about. The high-definition "Real VGA" LCD supports a 800x345 pixel resolution and boasts a cinema-like experience in your hand. LG also says that it has a dual-screen UI that can display two different types of content at the same time. The screen is made out of a curved, tempered glass.
Of course, this is strictly a Europe/Asia product (LG has yet to release a GSM Chocolate to a U.S. carrier), but perhaps we can get a slightly different version of it here courtesy of Verizon. We'll see. In the meantime, you can drool over these official pictures of the LG BL40. It'll be out by the third quarter of this year. More photos after the break.… Read more
We've seen quite a few rumors of a new touch-screen version of the LG Chocolate floating around the Internet, and most of them have to do with the Black Label version of the phone, the LG BL40, that's slated to come out for Europe and Asia only. We've even seen spy shots of the BL40, and it looks quite long, especially with its supposed 21:9 aspect ratio and 4-inch display. Apparently it'll rock 335MB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot, but we really know little about it.
It's a slow week for cell phones, especially with Bonnie out on vacation in Maui--the lucky girl. But we still have some mobile news, like rumors of a new LG Chocolate, inklings of a Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the brand new MyTouch 3G from T-Mobile. We also go over our reviews and answer some of your questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video)
On today's Buzz Out Loud, Natali and Molly form a new Amazonian society in advance of the development of artificial sperm. But in much more important news, Google is finally building the thin-client, Netbook-friendly operating system that Molly predicted back in 2005. And poor Yahoo is stuck in 2005: it just announced Search Pad. Aw. Poor Yahoo.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1014
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Which Molly predicted in 2005! … Read more