QWERTY fans rejoice. LG has been telling us for awhile they would launch an Android phone in the United States and it looks like that will finally happen this summer.
BGR is reporting that Verizon Wireless will begin selling the LG Aloha this coming May. This phone has many codenames in different countries, but it appears to be the Snapdragon slider we got a look at earlier this month. The device is said to feature Android 2.1, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
If Verizon pulls this deal off, it will solidify their position as the top U.S. carrier for high-end Android phones. They were the first to launch an Android 2.0 phone when the Motorola Droid debuted last year and were the first to offer a 1 GHz Android phone in retail stores with the new Droid Incredible.
Update: Android Central is claiming this device will be called the LG Ally in the United States.