LG to ship GSM-flavoured Chocolate in Europe

Award-winning LG5900 handset coming soon

LG is to bring its popular 'Chocolate' mobile phone to Europe in May, the company said today. The handset, also known as the LG5900, is a dark-brown - hence the more casual moniker - slider phone with a touch-sensitive keyboard outlined in red. The product has won a variety of awards for its looks. Chocolate is 1.5cm thick and sports a 2in 240 x 320 display.

lg 'chocolate' lg5900 slider handset

According to Reuters, LG has shipped 300,000 LG5900s in its native South Korea. The company wants to use the handset to spearhead a push into GSM market. To date, it has built up its position as the world's fourth largest mobile phone maker on the back of CDMA sales.

LG said Chocolate would be fully compliant with European Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations. ®

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