LG Chocolate (KG800)

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LG Chocolate (KG800/TG800)
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ManufacturerLG Electronics
SloganAre you craving for Chocolate?
SeriesBlack Label Series
Compatible networksGSM triband 900/1800/1900
Availability by regionEurope, Asia, Oceania, Africa, South America
SuccessorLG Shine
Form factorSlider
Dimensions95 x 48 x 15.2 mm
Mass83 grams
Memory128 MB
Battery800mAh Li-Ion
DisplayTFT, 262,144 colors
External displayN/A
Rear camera1.3 MP, 1280 x 960 pixels, video (QCIF), flash
Front cameraN/A
ConnectivityUSB & Bluetooth

LG KG800 is the European version of the LG Chocolate, the first product of LG Black Label Series. It is a GSM Tri-Band mobile phone manufactured and sold by LG Electronics. It was released in May 2006 and had its marketing strategy planned and executed [1] by John Bernard, a marketer based in the UK.[2] The KG800 is a 'slider' style phone that reveals heat-sensitive touch buttons on its face, which activate upon sliding the phone open.

The Chocolate became highly popular and was noted for its fashionable design, low weight (88 grams), and its 1.3-megapixel camera with camcorder. 1.4 million units were sold in its first three months in the European, Asian, and Latin American markets.[3]

LG TG800 (Canada)[edit]

A slightly modified version of the KG800, released as the LG TG800, was sold by Rogers Wireless and Fido in Canada, released on the market in November 2006.[4] Additionally, Bell Mobility has a modified version of this phone that works on their CDMA/3G EVDO network despite the offering of the LG Chocolate (VX8500) in Canada available there through Telus Mobility.

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