In all of the excitement going on with Google I/O yesterday, we forgot to mention that the LG Ally would be available in Verizon stores. Well, turns out we actually didn’t miss much because at least some of those who headed out to pick up the new Android handset from LG were met with disappointment. The phones haven’t arrived in stock, and it’s looking like they will be pushed back to May 27th (a whole loooong week).
The good (?) news is that pre-orders have been extended through the 26th. Those on the LG Ally mailing list received the following notification:
Dear Valued Customer,
This notification is to inform you that Verizon Wireless has received your pre-order of the LG Ally. We have extended the pre-order period for the LG Ally until May 26th.
Since you have pre-ordered, you will be the first to receive the phone upon initial availability on or after May 27th.
We appreciate your business, and we will send you another confirmation email as soon as your LG Ally ships.
On or after May 27th? That doesn’t sound all that reassuring, but if all goes well people who have pre-ordered should be getting the handset next Thursday. I heard a bit of buzz that some display units in Verizon stores were defective, but there is no indication that a late-discovered technical issue is the cause of the delay.