UK to taste LG’s chocolate phone

Not enough gadgets take their design inspiration from food – top of our list would be a Wine Gums jukebox and Pancake digicam, but until then we’ll se

Not enough gadgets take their design inspiration from food – top of our list would be a Wine Gums jukebox and Pancake digicam, but until then we’ll settle for LG’s new chocolate phone.

Having been gobbled up – apologies in advance for eating analogies – in Korea after its launch last November, the LG-KG800 will now be fed to the European market from May 3rd, just in time for Easter (2007).

Its somewhat tenuous confectionary link is that its brown keys resemble the blocks of a chocolate bar. While this might make it dangerous in the hands of a Yorkie addict, its Olympus M:Robe-style touch keys will dissuade them from mouthing it by glowing red when the power’s on.

Details on the phone’s specs are sketchy at the moment. The Korean version has a 2in QVGA screen, onboard MP3 player and a handy 512MB of internal memory, but the European versions will apparently ‘differ slightly’ from this model.

It is nevertheless likely to sport the same impressive 14.5mm thick dimensions, and may be followed by its ‘white chocolate’ brother.

We’ll be getting a review model soon, so look out for an update on its full features list, and expect an in-depth look in our June issue, out 3rd May.