Apr 29 AT 3:10 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Say aloha to the LG Ally on Verizon this summer

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.

Will we finally get a Snapdragon slider?

Update: Android Central is claiming this device will be called the LG Ally in the United States.

Say aloha to the LG Ally.

Source: BGR

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  • http://Website Rich G

    I just realized the potential of this becoming my new phone are maybe not so good as it probably won’t be pure Android. Damn it!

  • http://Website tk

    Question, aren’t all Android phones required to have the four face buttons. All I see on this are the Home and Search buttons, now that round black button might be either Menu or Back, but what about the other?

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  • http://Website brent

    Actually it was also called the LG LU2300. which looks like a rock solid slider phone from LG.

  • http://Website Garet

    now i AM starting to get pissed at T-mobile I am very happy with my Nexus One now but I would really like a competitive phone to come out with a keyboard the mytouch slide is not a bad phone but its no Nexus or close to to the Ally either come on T-mo and get you keyboard on.

    • http://Website 2C

      I concur!

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      Amen Garet, amen.

  • abronia

    What about the Nexus One?

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      Abronia, just let me know what Tmobile store I can walk into and buy a Nexus One…

      oh, what’s that? it’s just a Google phone that’s COMPATIBLE with tmobile, not actually a tmobile phone? Yea, i guess there is a difference.

  • SpykeZ

    Oh man, this makes me sad, if theres one company that I beleve knows howt o make a phone its LG. I dig their styles when I used their regular proprietary phones through verizon (though the venus touch screen could have used so much more sprucing up) they are usually GREAT when it comes to qwerty keyboards.

    My only issue with it, how big is the screen? I <3 my moto droid but I'll be honest, the qwerty keyboard was not well thought out.

  • http://www.toddmoses.com Todd Moses

    This is what the Nexus One needs – a real keyboard.

  • http://pro-thoughts.blogspot.com/ vkelman

    I used ADP1 (HTC Dream, G1) on AT&T for 1.5 years and found myself using physical keyboard less and less. Soft keyboard is just always here and faster to type. Now I’m on Nexus One (AT&T) and with HTC IME soft keyboard I feel absolutely no need in physical keyboard.

  • http://Website Bre

    That is the phone I want I saw it on a commercial.

  • http://Website Bre

    Verizon is the best ever! You can’t get anything better! Seriously!