05 Jul Buying Phone From Amazon.com – Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ, NASDAQ: VZ) is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine that emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T breakup into seven “Baby Bells.” Prior to its transformation into Verizon, Bell Atlantic merged with Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in 1997. The name Verizon is a portmanteau of veritas and horizon, and its pronunciation rhymes with horizon. The company’s headquarters are located in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is America’s largest online retailer, with nearly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc., as of January 2010.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and launched it online in 1995. The company was originally named Cadabra, Inc., but the name was changed when it was discovered that people sometimes heard the name as “Cadaver.” The name Amazon.com was chosen because the Amazon River is the largest river in the world, and so the name suggests large size, and also in part because it starts with ‘A’ and therefore would show up near the beginning of alphabetical lists. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys. Amazon has established separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and China. It also provides international shipping to certain
countries for some of its products.
The LG VX8500 (or “Chocolate”) is a slider cellphone-MP3 player hybrid that is sold as a feature phone. In the U.S. it was released by Verizon Wireless in July 2006 and made available online, and later released in Verizon stores in the U.S. on August 7, 2006. In addition to the original black model (dubbed “Dark Chocolate”), the LG Chocolate VX8500 is also available in the U.S. in a light green, white, pink, and red (called “Mint Chocolate,” “White Chocolate,” “Strawberry Chocolate,” and “Cherry Chocolate,” respectively).
The LG Chocolate has another successor called the LG Chocolate (VX8550) which has: touch buttons with improved accuracy, a scroll wheel, support for 4GB microSD cards, and tactile send and end keys.
The LG Chocolate³ (also known as the VX8560 or the upgraded VX8560EX with differences such as a 2 Mp camera) is a feature phone, and the upgrade to the popular LG Chocolate music phone for Verizon Wireless in the USA and Telus in Canada. It was released online July 14, 2008 and comes in black (dark blue) and baby blue (light blue). The phone has many changes over the original VX8500 Chocolate series such as a clam shell (flip) design, an external display, a change in the key layout, an updated music player, a smoother design, and a built-in FM transmitter.
The LG Chocolate mobile phone (also known as the VX8550 or the LG Chocolate Spin) is the upgrade to the popular LG Chocolate (VX8500) music phone for Verizon Wireless in the USA and Telus in Canada. It was released online July 7, 2007 and comes in black, black cherry (red), blue mint (blue), and ice blue (light blue). The phone has many enhancements over the original VX8500 Chocolate series such as improved touch controls with vibrational feedback, a navigational wheel, a change in the key layout, an updated music player and has a smoother design. This phone also includes the original 1.3 megapixel camera that came with the VX8500.
The phone is a glossy black color, constructed of plastic; when slid up, the phone reveals a keypad alternating from black to gray, in a checkered pattern. The phone retains the same red heat-sensitive controls as the original LG Chocolate. There is a small metallic bar underneath the screen and above the directional controls that says either “Chocolate”, “Black Label”, or “Limited Edition”. The rear of the phone has a loudspeaker and the battery/battery cover. Under the slide there is a camera with flash and a self-portrait mirror.
The retail box shares the same color scheme as the phone inside – yellow-gold and black (Gold Edition) or grey-silver and black (Platinum Edition). It is similar the box of the other Black Label series handsets.
Included in Retail Box:
* LG Chocolate KE800
* Lithium-Ion Polymer 800 mAh battery x2 (Two depending on Country of purchase)
* LG PC Sync software
* Travel charger
* USB Cable
* Instruction manual
* Phone strap/ phone cleaner
* Headset/3.5 mm earphone adapter
* 512MB Memory Card (Depending on country of purchase)
Buying Phone From Amazon.com – Verizon