LG Electronics has announced a new mobile with a groovy name – the LG Chocolate phone. The real name of the phone is the LG-KG800, and it will have a hidden LCD screen and touch-keypad controls that glow red when in use. It’s also a GSM tri-band handset, and comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 240 x 320 colour screen. It is expected to be available in Europe from May 3rd, 2006.

The European versions of the LG Chocolate phone will be tailored to suit the European market and therefore differ slightly from the one launched in Korea, however we are awaiting further confirmation as to what these are going to be.

LG has already sold 300,000 of the chocolate-coloured slider models with touch-sensitive keypad controls in its South Korean home market since the launch in November and is hoping to repeat the same success.