Apr 29th, 2010 publishUpdated   Apr 30th, 2010, 4:02 pm

You like-a the Snapdragon? You want a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? Have you been wondering if and when the LG Aloha would ever get official? Looks like that will be happening this May, as BGR reports Verizon is slated to announce the LG Aloha for a summer release. The Aloha will be the name applied to the US version of the handset known as the LU2300 in other areas of the world.


The phone comes packed with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 MP camera with 720p video recording, and a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It will run on Android 2.1, and, lest I forget, the LG Aloha will also feature a beautiful slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Anyone familiar with the LG Voyager or ENV Touch who has been longing for a power-packed Android with a great physical keyboard should be salivating.

Assuming this phone does become official, it is looking to be just one more great high-end Android coming to Verizon.

[UPDATE]: We are now learning that the LG Aloha will most likely be renamed as the LG Ally. It’s a shame because I sort of liked the ring to the Aloha. With the overall look of the phone and its new name, I don’t see this one falling into the line of Droid-branded devices, but then again the Incredible didn’t earn the badge of Droid until only a few weeks before its release.

[BGR via Android and Me, PhoneDog]

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