LG Electronics recently announced that its newly unveiled LG Chocolate LG-BL40, the fourth handset it has included in the Black Label Series, would become available for purchase on the European market starting mid-September. At the same time, the company also announced that Europe was only the first area to see the LG Chocolate LG-BL40, and that the phone was set to come to a wider range of markets around the world in October 2009.
The BL 40 Chocolate has an extra wide 4 inch, WVGA (800 x345pixel) screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The device is a touchscreen that supports multitouch. Other features of the LG BL40 include 7.2 HSDPA connectivity for fast Internet browsing, 370h stand-by, talk time of 5hr in 3G network while 6hrs in 2G network, 5 megapixel camera with Schneider Kreuznach optics, Bluetooth, WiFi, FM Radio, video recording, and microSD card slot and fast email.
The new phone comes in a slim shape casing with glossy black finish and iconic red highlights. The new handset also has a curved scratch-resistant glass surface. The phone comes packed with 1GB internal memory, which can be further expanded using microSD memory card slot up to 32GB. The dual screen UI will enable viewing two types of content at a time.
The LG Chocolate LG-BL40 should first become available for purchase on the UK market, with other European countries receiving it in September. The price of this handset is not yet disclosed.