LG Chocolate (VX8560)

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LG Chocolate³ (VX8560)
Compatible networks CDMA
Availability by country 2008
Successor LG Chocolate Touch
Dimensions 3.87 × 1.94 × 0.64 inches
Weight 3.36 oz
Memory 1 GB (internal)
Display LCD 240 × 320 pixels (262144 colors)
Connectivity Bluetooth / USB cable

The LG Chocolate³ (also known as the VX8560 or the upgraded VX8560EX with differences such as a 2 Mp camera) is a feature phone, and the upgrade to the popular LG Chocolate music phone for Verizon Wireless in the USA and Telus in Canada. It was released online July 14, 2008 and comes in black (dark blue) and baby blue (light blue). The phone has many changes over the original VX8500 Chocolate series such as a clam shell (flip) design, an external display, a change in the key layout, an updated music player, a smoother design, and a built-in FM transmitter.

Here the LG Chocolate³ is shown playing music using the external screen.


The complete LG VX8560 list of specifications are:

Type Specification
Average cost at store - $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. (As of November 2008)
Modes CDMA 800 / CDMA 1900 (Digital Dual-Band)
Weight 3.36 oz
Dimensions 3.87" × 1.94" × .64"
Form factor Clamshell - internal antenna
Battery life Talk: up to 270 minutes (≈3+ hours) / Standby: up to 350 hours (≈14+ days)
Battery type Lithium Ion 800 mAh (1500 mAH optional battery available)
Display Type: LCD (color TFT/TFD) Colors: 262,144 (18-bit) Size: 240 × 320 pixels
Platform / OS Qualcomm BREW Software: 2.0.5.v1)
Memory 1 GB (built-in, flash shared memory)
Phone Book Capacity 1000
2nd Display Location: Front 260,000-color TFT LCD / 220 × 176 pixels
Alarm Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Date Rate)/ Headset, Hands–Free, Dial–Up networking, Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo), Phonebook Access, Basic Printing, Object Push for vCard and Calendar, File Transfer and Basic Imaging
Java No
Calculator Yes (includes Tip Calculator)
Calendar Yes
Camera Resolution: 1.3 (or 2.0 with the VX8560EX) megapixel no-flash / self-timer, night mode, macro mode func
Custom graphics Yes
Custom ringtones Yes
Data-capable Yes
Digital TTY/TDD Yes
EMS / Picture Messaging Yes
Expansion card Card type: microSD
Games Yes
GPS / Location Yes
Headset jack (3.5 mm) Yes (Note: This is a headphone (3.5 mm or 1/8 inch) jack for use with ears buds and the like.)
Hearing Aid compatible Rating: M3 (mostly compatible)
High-Speed data Technology: 1xEV-DO r0
Low-Speed Data "Quick 2 Net" (QNC): unsupported
Media Center Software Version:
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish
Multiple Numbers per Name Numbers per entry: 5 plus 2 email addresses
Music Player Supported Formats: WMA, DRM WMA, and MP3 with equalizer
Music Transmitter Built-in FM Transmitter 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
Picture ID Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 72
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys on left and right when closed
Speaker Phone Type: Full-Duplex
Streaming Multimedia Yes
Text Messaging 2-Way: Yes
Vibrate Yes
Video capture Yes
Voice Dialing speaker-independent / plus voice command and text-to-speech
Voice Memo Number of entries: 200 up to 1 minute or 60 minute each
Wireless Internet Browser software: Openwave