LG BL40 New Chocolate hits the shelves, BL20 video appears

21 September, 2009 | Comments (31) | Post your comment

Tags: LG, Touch UI, Rumors

LG didnít let its customers down and managed to get the LG BL40 New Chocolate on the market in the promised time frame. The sleek touchscreen bar is already available for purchase in the UK, through O2 and Orange. Meanwhile its little brother, the LG BL20 made another public appearance, this time in a leaked promo video.

The Orange customers will be able to get the LG BL40 New Chocolate for free if they are willing to sign a 2 year 30 GBP/month contract. The ones unwilling to commit to the carrier for as long will have the option of signing only a 12 month contract but will have to pay 130 GBP (140 euro) for the handset itself.

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LG BL40 "New Chocolate"

The terms offered by O2 are pretty similar, with a 24 month 30 GBP/month contract securing you a shiny new LG BL40 New Chocolate for free. The shortest option available here is 18 months, which brings the price up to 50 pounds (55 euro). We will have to wait a while longer to see what the new S-class flagship will be worth contract-free as none of the carriers offers that kind of deal yet.

The ones that are more into the BL20 New Chocolate, rather than its higher-end sibling also got some good news over the weekend. The handset has been around for so long now, that we are almost wondering how LG havenít got around to officially announcing it. The fact that an officially looking promo video of the handset has just leaked, however, suggests that the moment for lifting the curtain canít be too far away now.

The video reveals some more bits of the sleek slider specs sheet and makes it even more attractive, at least as far as we are concerned. Being a debut for the S-class interface on a non-touch handset, the LG BL20 will sport touch-sensitive keys under the display, much like the original LG Chocolate. It will also pack a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash, 3G connectivity and some new text scan feature, that we are hoping is good enough to deserve its spot in the ad video.

And here goes the video in question for you to enjoy.

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LG BL40 New Chocolate hits the shelves, BL20 video appears - reader comments

  • jo

very nice! how much in peso?

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  • 2009-09-23 02:41
  • j2PH
  • Anonymous

it has a 4 inch display with 21:9 aspect ratio,800x345 resolution,16 M of colors,TFT,capacitive with multitouch support! But unfortunally it uses LG proprietary OS with S-Class UI!

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  • 2009-09-22 19:08
  • Pm7X
  • Love mobile phones

What is the size of the screen, and is it resistive or capacitive. What it's SO?.

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  • 2009-09-22 18:43
  • PYN8