Sunday, July 30, 2006

Verizon Wireless Launches LG Chocolate Handset, Cut

Verizon Wireless launched commercial availability of LG Electronics' "Chocolate" mobile slider phone designed to work with its V CAST Music service.

Chocolate features a glowing red touch sensitive keypad the enables users to browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones over Verizon Wireless' broadband network or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store. A 2GB microSD card stores up to 1,000 mp3 files.

V CAST provides access to 1.3 million songs.

Chocolate accessories include Bluetooth stereo headphones, portable speakers, microSD memory cards and a Music Essentials Kit. Bluetooth lanyard stereo ear bud headsets are also available for Chocolate and include an in-line music controller with play, rewind, fast-forward, pause and stop capabilities.

Verizon Wireless has eliminated the need for customers to subscribe to the V CAST VPak for $15 per month to use V CAST Music. Now, anyone with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can pay-as-they-go to download songs on their phone for $1.99 per song plus airtime, download songs to their Windows XP PC for $0.99 and transfer their existing compatible digital music collection to their V CAST Music-enabled phone or memory card for free from their PC. Purchases from the phone include two copies of every song -- one for the phone and one for the Windows XP PC.

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