LG Aloha is Company’s First High-End Android Device
We knew it had to happen eventually, and it looks like the time has finally come. LG, the company that’s been perfectly complacent to launch low-end Android devices, is taking the reigns and stepping up. They’re officially moving into the high-end range of devices, poised to say a great big “Hello!” to all the other Android device manufacturers out there who have, for all intents and purposes, crowded the market.
The LG Aloha, which for now seems to be the devices codename, is also known as the LG C710, if recent WiFi certificates are to be believed. It wasn’t until a User Agent Profile for the same device appeared that the talk about this device really existing heated up. And from what we are hearing, the device’s specifications are definitely good enough to raise the device into high-end dominion: 800×480 resolution touchscreen; 65,000 color display (we wish it was 16M, but beggar’s can’t be choosers); WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA, and HSUPA.
The big question you will have to ask yourself is: are you a fan of full QWERTY keyboards? And, to be more precise, are you fans of slide-out, physical ones? We sure hope so, because that’s exactly what the LG Aloha is going to rock, if the device does see the light of day. We are never against keyboards, and even if the Motorola DROID’s gets flack for not being the best, we applaud Motorola for showing companies that making a slim device doesn’t mean it can’t have a slide-out keyboard. So, we will have to keep our fingers crossed that LG can keep the width down to a respectable number. As soon as we know more about the LG Aloha, we will bring it your way.
[via Boy Genius Report]