From slider to flip, the latest incarnation of the extremely popular LG Chocolate, the Chocolate 3 / GiG, has moved further in the direction of its intended audience.
The new Chocolate boasts an FM radio, 3.5mm headset jack and an improved camera, three features that are clear 'builds' on prior versions of this device.
While some reviewers have criticized the sub-par browser, I believe LG has a firm grasp on their target demographic and has decided that making a music phone a better music phone is better than finding ways for teenagers to access the New York Times. Call me crazy.
The new Chocolate supports 8GB microSDHC cards so you’ll have no problem with those monster road trip playlists. The external screen allows you to view text messages without having to flip open the phone, and provides access to your music and camera.
A charming minimalist look clearly dominates the exterior, with the display on top and an improved navigation wheel just below.
Inside you’ll find a two-tone alphanumeric keypad which is on the slippery side, unfortunately, and navigation controls just above.
Overall it’s an overhaul, and though it bears little resemblance to earlier iterations, the Chocolate 3 will no doubt be scooped up by many savvy, teenage music fans.
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LG released the Chocolate GiG on July 13, 2008.
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LG backs up the Chocolate GiG with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Chocolate GiG has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.