Feeds

LG mixes up more Chocolate

New model added to phone range

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

LG has fattened up its Chocolate handset range with the creation of a third model.

LG_Chocolate_BL20_02

LG's BL20: the latest newcomer to the Chocolate range

The Chocolate range, just to confuse you, now consists of the original KG800 released back in 2006, the second-generation BL40 – which arrived in July this year — and now the new Chocolate, the BL20.

Opting for a slider rather than candybar format, the BL20’s main draws will surely be its 5Mp rear-mounted camera and touch-sensitive controls that light up with a cool red glow.

An alphanumeric keypad slides out from underneath these controls and LG has positioned yet more touch-sensitive keys – this time for functions including volume and camera zoom – down either side of the phone.

Widget hotkeys allow you to personalise the BL20 with icons for information about the weather updates and news, LG said. For your own jottings, you can use the phone’s Clear Memo Capture which saves text, handwritten notes and drawings as memos.

LG_Chocolate_BL20_01

Clean lines and good looks, yet few killer features

But it’s our sad duty to report that the BL20 is mostly empty calories and little filling. For example, the handset doesn’t support 3G – Edge is the best wireless connection you’ll get – and can only cope with Micro SD memory cards of up 16GB.

Bluetooth is included on the 106.9 x 50.8 x 12.3mm device, though, and LG claimed that the phone’s battery should be good for about five hours of banter.

LG’s BL20 Chocolate will be available later this year through network operator O2. A price hasn’t been unwrapped, yet. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?