Easy Listening on LG's Chocolate
The Good: Chic, elegant design; music and other features easy to master
The Bad: Some touch screen keys too sensitive
The Bottom Line: A sweet song, with precious few sour notes
LG's Chocolate mobile phone was preceded by its reputation when it became available in the U.S. in July, exclusively from Verizon Wireless(VZ). The music-playing handset was a hit in Asia (see BusinessWeek.com, 7/19/06, "LG Chocolate: Will This Cell Phone Hit The Sweet Spot?") But on this side of the Pacific, it left a bad taste in some reviewers' mouths. For instance, Chocolate "doesn't quite live up to the hype," quips ZDNet.
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