LG and Verizon are reportedly going to team up on a pair of smartphones in May. One of these will be an Android OS-based model that’s shown up in the news before, but the other is a complete surprise, especially as it’s supposedly going to run Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
According to a newly-released unconfirmed report, the LG Aloha will run Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz processor. Details on it are sketchy, just a note that it will have a 5 megapixel camera with support for recording high definition (720p) video.
A few weeks ago, word leaked out that the LG VS740 had appeared in Verizon Wireless’ product database, along with a mention that it is a Google device. It’s possible this is a reference to the Aloha.
Just yesterday, LG unveiled a pair of Android-powered smartphones in its home country. Both will have a 3.5-inch WVGA (800×480) AMOLED touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 3G, and Wi-Fi, but one will include a sliding keyboard and one won’t. A version of either of these could be the Aloha.
The second LG model Verizon supposedly has in the offing for May is the LG Triumph, which will sport both a Touchscreen and keyboard.
What’s surprising about this upcoming smartphone is that it will run Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft’s “lame duck” operating system. Microsoft has already unveiled Windows Phone 7, which will be an almost complete break from the earlier versions. It’s possible that the Triumph will be upgradeable to the next version, but if so it will be the only one.
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Aside from these few details, no additional information is available about the LG Aloha and LG Triumph. Verizon is allegedly going to release both models next month, but their prices have not yet leaked out.