Android fans have been patiently waiting for a true successor to the G1, but all of HTC’s high end phones have been dumping the physical keyboard lately. Many G1 owners have said they are waiting to upgrade their device till someone releases a “Snapdragon slider” (or 1 GHz phone with a full QWERTY keyboard).
Details are beginning to emerge from South Korea about the new LG Eclipse LU2300 Android smartphone. This Android 2.1 device features a Snapdragon processor, 3.5 inch AMOLED display, and a sliding 4-row QWERTY keyboard.
The phone is likely headed for SK Telecom with an April – May release. LG still has ambitions to release Android phones with all the major U.S. carriers, so many this form factor could appear later this year as a different model.
Rumored specs include:
- Android 2.1
- 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
- 3.5-inch AMOLED 800×480 touch display
- Sliding 4-row QWERTY keyboard
- 5 megapixel camera
- 720p HD DivX compatible playback
- WiFi, GPS, DMB tuner