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LG Chocolate BL20 official video debut

LG releases the official "promo video" for the LG BL20.

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Much has been made about the elongated touch-screen beauty that is the LG BL40 Chocolate phone. It has a really nice 4-inch display with the 21:9 wide-screen ratio, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and lots more--you can read CNET UK's early hands-on with the BL40 to get more details.

But we haven't talked much about the BL40's lesser sibling, the LG BL20. The LG BL20 looks a little like a stretched LG KG800. It appears to have a very impressive display, as well as a sliding keypad and tons of cool features like a 5-megapixel camera, TextScan--which lets you capture images of notes--and a "widget hot key" that lets you view widgets, like news and the weather. Sadly, LG has kept the touch-sensitive navigation pad that annoyed us to no end in the KG800. The BL20 even has a "smooth side touch control," which brings the touch-sensitivity over to the side controls as well. Maybe the touch-control implementation on the BL20 is better than we think, but we won't hold our breath on that one.

We don't know too much about the phone's release date or pricing, but LG has at least seen it fit to release the official promo video for the LG BL20 seen above. No word on if it'll ever make its way Stateside, but rumors have persisted over Verizon's own next-generation LG Chocolate. Could this be it? We'll see later this fall.

(Via Engadget Mobile)