The LG VX8500 is being prepped for Verizon Wireless as a Chocolate Phone, LG's line of dark colored, possibly delicious cellphones. As is clearly visible in the picture (Click to enlarge), the LG VX8500 is a slider with one of those glossy finishes have become very popular with the kids. You'll also notice a circular navigational keypad on the phone, complete with buttons with the "fast-foward" and "rewind" symbols. According to the source, the navigational pad is a touchpad and not just a bunch of buttons arranged in a circle. Coupled with the fact that the cellphone features a guitar as part of the LCD's wallpaper, it may be worth guessing that Verizon plans to trumpet the cellphone's music playing ability.
LG VX8500 Chocolate Phone