Verizon to rebrand the LG Gelato Q as the Enlighten? (Update: images and full specs)
byBrad Molen||August 4th 2011 at 6:15pmAugust 4th 2011 6:15 pm
What's in a name? If you ask any phone operator in the US, it's everything -- most carriers prefer to put their own unique spin on a handset to distinguish it from the rest of the crowd. It's reasonable, then, to expect Verizon to do that very same thing with its version of the LG Gelato Q, the forthcoming Android QWERTY slider that'll likely hit Big Red sometime this fall. PocketNow uncovered a wholesaler's product sheet that displayed cases for an "LG Enlighten VS700." We can't be certain as to its authenticity yet, but the model number's association with the device is plausible, as we've seen evidence of Sprint's variant using LS700 as its identification. After hearing this tidbit of information, there's one thing for sure: we don't feel any closer to true enlightenment than we did before.
Update: Well, look at that -- just after posting, we discovered that we may be more "enlightened" than we'd expected. Droid-Life dug up some images and a full spec sheet (in More Coverage) as a one-up. The Enlighten will have: Android 2.3, an 800MHz CPU, a 3.2-inch HVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel shooter, 150MB of internal storage (with expandable memory using microSD), and a 1500mAh battery. So it appears that a much needed QWERTY slider will be added to Verizon's midrange Android lineup. Check after the break for a full image.
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