Verizon Wireless is bringing LG Mobile Phones' Chocolate handset to U.S. customers. The "slide" phone comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera, GPS navigation, and lots of music and video.
Chocolate's storage memory is expandable through the use of SanDisk's MicroSD flash memory cards
Here is a song playlist displayed on the phone. V Cast also provides access to a variety of video clips, ranging from newscasts to music videos, and games like "3D Mini Golf Castles" and "Midnight Bowling."
Verizon Wireless' V Cast media store boasts "instant" downloads and a catalog of more 1.3 million songs in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, including those from popular Colombian pop-singer Shakira.
Songs downloaded to a Chocolate phone will cost $1.99; a copy will instantly be sent to the user's PC.
If the song is downloaded to the PC from V Cast's Web site, however, only 99 cents will be charged. The song can then be loaded onto the phone at no extra cost.