Honestly, can anything kill the iPhone? Users are entrenched, they’ve “invested” loads of cash in apps from the Apple App Store, and even though there are constant complaints about the quality of AT&T’s network, iPhone users aren’t likely to move.
But the new LG BL40 Chocolate, due for release in 54 countries in late 2009, looks like a smartphone that could convince those considering a move to the iPhone to stay with their current carrier (if it’s not AT&T).
According to the official press release, the new Chocolate will have a 4.0-inch wide screen high-definition LCD with an 800 by 345 pixel resolution. This is a wide screen with an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio (3:4 is “traditional” TV, and 16:9 is modern HDTV). The screen is overlaid with curved tempered glass and is encased in a glossy (“piano”) black finish with red highlights.
If someone at LG USA happens to be reading this and would like a hands-on reviewer (on Verizon Wireless), I’m available…