Nov 16, 2009 7:48 AM
You can't take a bite into the LG Chocolate BL40 phone, but we still think it's pretty delicious. LG played with the typical "candy bar" mobile phone form factor and came up with an elegant and unique extended shape for the BL40. With its eye-catching 4" wide (21:9) touchscreen display, the Chocolate is more practical as a mobile web browser than most phones. The problem? Lil' Orphan Chocolate has no U.S. carrier 'cause Verizon shied away from releasing the unconventional BL40 stateside and went with the Chocolate Touch instead. But if we're willing to fork over the Franklins, we gauche Yankees can still lay our grubby hands on Euro chic with an unlocked GSM version ($620) which'ill work with the AT&T or T-Mobile networks. Ah, the cost of looking good.