23
May
BM_LS8601

Hot on the heels of blurry-cam shots of the upcoming LS970, a rumored upcoming Sprint LG device, today we've heard that the carrier has yet another phone from the other Korean electronics giant waiting in the wings - though this one's a little less exciting.

If you recall, the LG Viper is essentially Sprint's take on the LG Lucid, found at Verizon - a mid-range device with highly capable, if slightly dated, specifications. Packing a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and LTE, along with a pretty good IPS LCD panel, it definitely has raised the bar in the budget handset scene.

Now, according to BriefMobile, a sister device to the Viper is on the way in the form of the LS860, pictured below.

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The "LS" prefix denotes a Sprint, Boost, or Virgin device, so we know this is headed to Sprint or potentially one of its subsidiaries. The last LG keyboard phone I can recall is the Ally, so let's hope this device is a lot better. Given the LTE, dual cores, and aforementioned display, it's definitely off to a good start. I thought the Lucid (and by relation, the Viper) was a great mid-range handset, so I've got high hopes for its QWERTY sibling.

BriefMobile

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    Seems like prepaid is finally getting some respectable phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001406847100 Kojiro Kamex

    And again a HW-Keyboard device, that never will see Europe. 

  • http://www.newsgroupservers.net/ TC

    When I first saw the photo I thought it was a slider tablet.

    And I thought- "Hey, that would be cool!"

    But alas, it looks like it's just another 4" phone.

    But it raises the question - would there be a market for a slider tablet (7" or 10"?), and what technical difficulties would there be in manufacturing it?

    • http://www.newsgroupservers.net/ TC

      Ergg - 

      Forgot about the Asus eee Pad Slider

      Doh!

  • Lksdf

    ew only 3 buttons

    • nerdydesi

       Sadly, all future Android phones are getting rid of the search button. I see no reason why.  :(

      • thedoginthewok

        I have never used the search button in my three years with android.

  • nerdydesi

    I'm so happy qwerty isn't completely dead! 

    • vantechmag

      There is my magnificent SE Xperia Pro, with a high resolution 3.7 inch display and sublime keybord... But not for long, Sony don't want to promote any smartphones with keyboard and the production stopped just two months after it was released!!

  • Kellic

    This is a big 'o smack in the face for folks who purchased a device like the Flagship Epic 4G.  This is a step up, but barely. 

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