Monday, March 25, 2013

Verizon Wireless LG Chocolate VX8550 Phone

The LG VX8550 Chocolate Phone is slimmer and lighter than ever. Of course, you'll still be addicted on the silky-smooth design and high-end media capabilities. However you can also enjoy indulging in a few new treats just like the touch keypad with vibration feedback and an improved navigation wheel with trace motion light. The LG Chocolate is now sweeter than ever.

Verizon Wireless LG Chocolate VX8550 Red Phone
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LG updates its Chocolate slider phone to the Verizon Wireless LG Chocolate VX8550 Phone with improvements which includes a new metal navigation wheel (which traces your finger's movement with a small light), vibrating touch keypad, and the ability to run the music player in the background while using the other features of the phone. However many of the much vaunted features of the original Chocolate remain: silky-smooth slider design support for V Cast Music, integrated music/video player, a 1.3 MP camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth capabilities, and a microSD memory slot for up to 4 GB of storage. In addition to Verizon's V Cast Music feature, this Verizon phone is also enabled with the Get It Now service that permits you to simply download ringtones, games, and applications. It runs on Verizon's CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies and EV-DO high-speed data network.

On the front of the phone, the Touch-Sensitive Navigational Pad has been replaced by a metal Scroll Wheel, which functions in 2 different ways. You can move your finger in circular motion and move the wheel (which has red LED lights around it) to pick out different menu options, otherwise you can simply press and click on the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right areas of the wheel to make your menu selections. Between those two methods of use, we found that the press and click technique to be the best and most reliable, since moving the wheel with your finger doesn't work all that well. In the center of the wheel a tiny metal Selection/OK button that you just press to access the main menu. The only Touch-Sensitive buttons are for the Left & Right Soft Keys, Speakerphone, and Clear.

Sliding open the phone reveals the main keypad. The Send, End, and Camera keys have been moved to the top of the keypad and are a lot easier to access, than having the end and Camera keys on the side of the phone and the Send key being touch-sensitive, as they were on the LG VX8500. The buttons on the keypad are a bit larger than on the VX8500 and aren't slippery to the touch. This makes dialing and Text messaging easier with less accidental key-presses. Despite these changes, the keypad remains fully flat, that makes dialing by touch alone nearly not possible.

The left aspect of the LG Chocolate VX8550 Phone features a 2.5mm headset jack, so you don’t have to use an adapter. Directly below it are the Volume Up/Down and Voice Command buttons, and also the Charger/Data port. The right side has the Music button, Lock slider button (to lock and unlock the keypad), and MicroSD card slot (which supports up to 4GB MicroSD card). The display remains the same QVGA 320x240 Pixel 262K Color TFT, however it's easier to view since the protective plastic over it no longer has the “speckle” look to it.

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