updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon November 6, 2006
LG Chocolate goes Canadian
Telus has become the first Canadian service provider to issue an LG Chocolate phone. Their version is a variant on the LG 8500, which has features like a wheel for browsing music and a 1.3MP camera. MicroSD cards can store music, photos and videos. Wireless Internet access is provided through 1x EVDO. Telus' enhancements include direct music downloads, as well as TV streamed in real-time. Users can also opt to buy the "Hot Chocolate SPARK Music Box Limited Edition," which costs $70 CDN and bundles a transparent carrying case, a Plantronics Bluetooth headset, and a 1GB microSD card. Until November 29th, the base Chocolate can be had for $130 under a three-year contract, or $180 for two years. One-year and zero-contract options are permanently priced at higher amounts.