May 15 AT 1:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

LG Aloha spotted at the FCC, on its way to AT&T?

When we first learned Verizon was launching an Android phone made by LG, many assumed it was the LG “Aloha”, but it actually turned out to be the LG Ally. There is still another high-end LG Android coming which has gone by many names including Aloha, Eclipse, C710, and LU2300. No matter what you call it, LG’s high-end phone is said to feature Android 2.1, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and sliding QWERTY keyboard.

A new phone spotted on the FCC’s site with the model number LG-C710h appears to headed for AT&T. The LG C710 supports WCDMA bands II and V (1900/850) which are the same frequencies used for AT&T’s 3G network.

LG has told us they wanted to greatly expand their Android lineup across all the major U.S. carriers, so this phone fits in with their plan. AT&T currently offers six LG phones through their online store, so we know the companies have a strong working relationship.

AT&T only has one Android phone on the market (the Motorola Backflip), but we are starting to lose count of all the rumored launches that are coming. Between the Samsung Galaxy S, Dell Streak 5, and future exclusive HTC Phone, AT&T customers should have a lot of options to choose from later this year.

Rumored specs include of the LG Aloha C710 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
LG LU2300

Is another Snapdragon slider coming?

Source: FCC

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  • http://Website Simon

    Could this be the phone i’ve been waiting for?
    a 1GHz snapdragon, PHYSICAL KEYBOARD, Android phone!!!

    too bad only 3.5” screen!

    • http://Website Terran

      3.5″ small ?

      There was time when that was considered huge. :-)

  • http://Website Bob

    the gaming experience is RUINED by a right-sided D-pad and apparently no HDMI. With these two small features Nintendo would be finished yet no Android manufacturer has ever bothered with it.

    • http://Website therodt

      I agree especially with the Streak coming

  • http://Website Rollins

    The fact that this is rumored to come with 2.1 combined with the slow rate of updates for any Android device not called the Nexus One sort of puts me off.

    That said, this is as close to what I’d consider the perfect Android device as I’ve seen so far. I’m upgrading sometime later this month and I’d really like a hardware keyboard.

  • http://Website Tom

    Bob- Go get a Motorola Cliq, idiot.

  • taras

    Hmmm….. anyone who had an LG Viewty would know to be cautious…. then again it might be great, I mean there’s been some fairly terrible Motorola phones in the past but the Droid/Milestone is amazing.

  • taras

    Also, HD DivX playback? That must be additional to Android – my Milestone/2.1 can’t play HD or DivX.

  • Fadakar

    What the hell? It’s okay for companies to use Home and SEARCH as the buttons on the front? I remember when they started losing send and end keys which made sense, search can almost always be done by a soft button in apps, but Menu missing? How the hell is that supposed to work? Do they expect you to slide open your phone every time you want to change a setting or two in an app? That’s retarded.

  • http://Website Jamie

    I love the look of it especially the blue on the keyboard (if you’ve seen the other pictures) Though will AT&T ruin the phone? I have heard about their locked down versions of the android and hope this one wouldn’t be one of them. I have a blackberry curve and have been waiting for at&t to come out with a good android, with a fantastic keyboard. So i hope this comes!

  • http://Website Kevin

    I am totally freaking over this. I love my Blackberry Curve keyboard but am totallly over BB as a whole and ready to move to Android. The whole idea of being able to have an external keyboard on an Android machine has me salivating. My only concerns are the bulk of the device and how stable the keyboard is. Will it be flimsy? Will it want to open every time I get the phone out of my pocket? Know what I’m saying?

    Guess I have another concern – will ATT have a sh!tload of bloatware on it as well and when can we see this thing coming out?

  • http://Website avi

    Well the specs are not bad at all but it looks very Iphonish though..!!