Verizon LG Ally poised for preorder on May 13, full availability on May 20

The good news: LG is finally getting into the Android game, and on Verizon, no less (just like we first told you). The ho-hum news: It's doing so with the Ally. And as this leaked slide deck shows, the Ally will be available for preorder on Thursday, and fully on sale starting May 20. Pricing still has yet to be announced (or leaked, for that matter).

OK, OK. We shouldn't be down on a phone that nobody's actually touched yet. And it does have a decent Qualcomm MSM7627 processor running at 600MHz, 512MB of ROM and 256MB of RAM. And all that's pushing a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen. So we're talking part for the course these days on a slightly smaller than awesome screen. Sure, Android 2.1 is nice, and a 3.2-megapixel camera is passable. But we'll have to see about LG's custom interface atop Eclair, and we can't help but wonder how long until it might (if ever) get a Froyo update. So until we get our hands on this guy, we're going to continue to shrug. [via BGR]

Phil Nickinson
  • I think the expression is par for the course lol...oh and...first
  • 99% of the time products that are launched sponsoring a movie or similar event are always so mediocre and this is no exception. Too bad the Aloha rumor train stopped at the station in Korea never to be seen in America.
  • why would any one pre-order a phone they know alsmost nothing about?
  • Because, in this case, they like Iron Man.
  • eeehhhh i dont know about this phone. I am looking for a cheap phone to bring to work i can beat on. I was thinking this might be it but once i seen that LG has added it's own UI ontop of 2.1 I am not sure I will like it. We will see tho but I highly doubt I will like this
  • I really am hoping this phone will be good, i plan on getting it. the incredible was great but the reception was horrible for me, the droid was a bit laggy and the keyboard was awful, and i couldn't stand the motoblur for the devour, so verizon keep 'em coming! :)