A new connect has come forward and provided us with some details on LG’s future phone plans that we thought we would share. According to our source, the LG enV Touch 2 that we heard about yesterday is actually to be called the enV G. Our source does confirm that the device has a hinged, dual touch-screen display and added that it will have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Our tipster continues, and lets us know that LG will be releasing a mid-range, Android 2.1, all touch-screen device around the holidays that is being referred to internally as the “Thunder” (given recent events we’re sure the name will change upon release). Our source claims that the Thunder will be released on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS. This would make the Thunder one phone with three different 3G radios (unless they drop a pentaband UMTS 3G radio in two of them). Finally, the last bit of information we were given indicates that LG’s first Windows Phone 7 device will be a full-QWERTY slider and will be available right when WP7 goes live. There you have it. Think the enV G and this sliding WP7 device can give LG some momentum in the U.S. smartphone market? What do you think of LG hardware in general (the phones, not the washing machines)?
UPDATE: Our source clarified that there will be three Windows Phone 7 devices launching right when the OS is officially announced. One will be from Samsung, one will be from HTC, and one will be from LG. The LG device will be the only handset with a full slide-out QWERTY keypad.
UPDATE 2: It looks like Engadget has been sent in an image of the full-QWERTY slider device. Hit the break to check it out. More →