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Sprint could be cooking up a 4G ICS slider

Newly leaked rumors suggest Sprint is readying a sliding QWERTY variant of its LG Viper.

The LG LS860 should be one of the first Android 4.0 devices with a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Fresh leaks indicate that Sprint and LG are poised to deliver one of the first Android 4.0 smartphones with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. In addition to its few preliminary specifications, BriefMobile has also obtained the first glimpse of the new LS860 handset.

Also known by its Cayenne code name, the rumored hardware matches up nearly identical with Sprint's LG Viper released back in April. The LS860 should feature the same 4-inch WVGA IPS display and 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S3 processor. The smartphone is expected to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and offer support for Sprint's 4G LTE network.

The remaining details are as unclear as the accompanying image at this point but I suspect the LS860 will feature similar memory and storage capacities as the LG Viper. Save for the 5-row sliding QWERTY keyboard, I don't expect very many differences between the two, if at all. Should that be the case, we can look forward to a 5-megapixel camera, NFC and Google Wallet support, along with a 1,700mAh battery.

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