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LG Chocolate BL40 To Debut At Carphone Warehouse

LG has announced that the BL40, the latest member of the Korean phone maker's popular Chocolate family, will be available on Orange, O2 and Vodafone via Carphone Warehouse.

None of the companies have yet to publish the handset details on their respective websites but CPW will be the exclusive independent retailer for the new phone when it comes out on the 8th of September.

As expected the phone will be available on tariffs of £35 per month and over, which places it in the same league as the Samsung Pixon 12 or the HTC Hero.

The phone, which was unveiled in July, comes with a huge and unique 4-inch AMOLED widescreen that can display 800x345 pixels and makes it look like a remote control.

To make things even better, the phone is multitouch capable, equiped with an accelerometer and the screen is capacitive. It comes with 1.1GB internal memory but there's a microSD slot anyway.

There's a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash for the creative minds plus HSDPA and Wifi connectivity for data transfer. We're a bit concerned about the 1000mAh battery capacity which is around 20 percent less than say, the newly announced T-Mobile Pulse.

The BL40 is the fourth member of the Black Label series which LG launched backed in 2006. The first Chocolate sold more than 21 million units and this one is likely to be a hugely popular model.

Our Comments

Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison said of the phone that "It is great example of cutting edge features combined with the latest design concepts. Our customers are increasingly looking for new ways to use their mobiles and I’m sure the cinema-like quality of this handset won’t disappoint."

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