The LG Ally, a not-so-special Android phone originally made for Iron Man 2 has gone on pre-order for $99 on Verizon Wireless. For a 3.2-inch WVGA screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, 600Mhz CPU, and slide-out QWERTY bundled with Android 2.1, we can surely expect an Android 2.2 update to come along sooner or later. Hey, not everybody needs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor (read: you should, because we like fast Android phones dictatorship). A hands-on video from MobileBurn is after the cut. Expect us to get a review unit as well.
In a quick sweep LG has created the official “Iron Man 2 worthy” phone. The LG Ally, which contains a 3.2 =inch WVGA touchscreen, 600Mhz CPU, 4GB of microSD card memory, a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, slide-out QWERTY, and Android 2.1 has been made official by its carrier…Verizon Wireless. Pre-orders start tomorrow, with a price of $100 after the $100 mail-in rebate. A pretty nice looking phone on a network on Verizon with Android 2.1 makes the DEVOUR look silly, doesn’t it? PR, after the jump, as usual.
Going straight back to the not extremely over-hyped LG Ally is Kelly @ BGR. Whether Boy Genius and Bettiol let her take this exclusive under her arm, I don’t know, but what we all do know is that the LG Ally has a release date pinned for May 20th, with a 3.2 WVGA touchscreen, Android 2.1 with LG custom-made stupid weather, calendar, and Socialite widgets. There’s a 600MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM doing the dirty work and a slide-out QWERTY complete with a d-pad 50x better looking than the Droid’s. There’s also a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, included 4GB microSD card, Wi-Fi/GPS/3G and a 3.5mm headset jack. My theory is that it will cost somewhere around $149.99 and will drop to $99 at BestBuy.
Click on for one more slide; rest of them are at the source link. Source: BGR
In a recent minisite outing by LG, the full specs for the LG Ally has come into light. First off, the Ally uses a 3.2-inch screen at an unknown resolution, Android 2.1, Bluetooth, full slide-out QWERTY with a directional keypad, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, a microSD card slot with 16GB of storage, and the ability to use the 3D apps dock that the Nexus One exclusively possesses, as well as the entire stock of official Google apps. The carrier availability is still in lingo, but after seeing the Verizon Wireless logo on the phone, you can pretty much say it’s headed there.
While LG wasn’t kind enough to give us release dates, pricing, and carrier availability (we think it’s Verizon), they did confirm the existence of their first U.S Android handset, the LG Ally. Since it is part of the Iron Man 2 marketing extravaganza, there will be lots of Iron Man 2 related content on the phone, and as well as when it’s purchased. There will also be an event held in New York on May 11th promoting the handset and other “Stark worthy” tech. Think of it much like the Stark Expo in the movie, except in real life. And no Iron Man suit of course. Source: LG
The LG Ally made a leaked commercial debut on YouTube, featuring Tony Stark in the new Iron Man 2 suit, and a group of LG Ally owners. The LG Ally is likely to make a launch on Verizon, maybe on May 7th, which is also the same date as the Iron Man 2 movie debut. At the end of the video, you’re told to go to LG.com/ally where you are redirected to a waiting page featuring the Iron Man 2 logo and a small shot of the Ally itself. As far as the rumors go, the Ally will sport Android 2.1 with a special LG custom UI, but that won’t interfere too much, a QWERTY slide-out keyboard, and possibly a 600 MHz ARM11 CPU (or Snapdragon?). Needless to say, we’re excited!
First to knock off what some of the other blogs might be doing by only referencing this leak to AndroidGuys: you’re wrong. An extra source of the leak is at this “source” link. Now onto the story…
The LG LU2300 is another Android phone packing Android 2.1, a 1Ghz Snapdragon, 3.5 AMOLED 800×480 capacitive touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY, 5 megapixel camera, 720p DivX compatibility, DMB tuner, and the common GPS, 3G, and Wi-Fi. As for availability, it’s too bad that for now it’s only coming out in Korea, but anything’s possible right? Just like this could also be the LG “Aloha”, another rumored Android phone, that we have not seen, nor really heard of yet.
Aaron Woodman, the director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division, was live on today’s Engadget Show. And what did he bring along? Well obviously a slide-out QWERTY Windows Phone 7 Series handset from LG. Duh. It’s a prototype so everything you’re going to see at the source link will change, but it’s nice to finally see some branded Windows Phone 7 phones (no pun intended). There’s a small specs overview: 5 megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, a bit thicker than the iPhone and Nexus One, and has six actual buttons (meaning not touch-sensitive).
Conveniently at the source link you’ll also have some video of this slider in action.
A French blogger (a high profile French blogger, mind you) named Eric at Presse Citron was at a LG Design Lab and tweeted in French (then in English) that LG is planning to release a Windows Mobile 7 handset in September and an Android 2.1 handset in April, first in the States and then Europe soon after. The tweets, which have now been removed, but WMPoweruser caught the tweets via Google Cache. Now we have to figure out this: is this just another rumor, or is it hardcore, strong and solid info that really means Windows Mobile 7 is the future for Windows Mobile? MWC just got a heck of a lot more interesting just now.