Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, the decision to pick up a new Verizon LG Chocolate handset just got either far more appealing, or far less attractive. We’ll leave the personal judgement up to you, but suffice to say that the new Blue Ice Chocolate is a bit too…Blue Ice for our taste. To each their own, however. The handset has been released into the wild by way of an exclusive launch from Circuit City (the Verizon stores, in Circuit City, to be exact), with wider availability starting next Friday, December 7th. How much will this amazingly stylish new phone cost? Thanks for asking…expect to shell out $80 after a $50 mail in rebate, which ain’t too bad given the Chocolate’s spec sheet. If you do buy one, however, and find yourself on the sad end of some nasty jokes don’t say we didn’t warn you.

[Via Engadget Mobile]