Telus Launches the LG Shine Plus

Telus out in Canada has just released their latest Android handset – their version of the LG Ally on Verizon. The device is called the LG Shine Plus and has the same specs we remember from the Ally: Android 2.1, a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

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It’s available online now for $69.99 after a 3-year contract agreement or you can get it outright for $299.99. They’ll also be looking to launch the Samsung Galaxy Apollo next, though we only have “coming soon” as a window. The Galaxy Apollo is a mid-range handset running Android 2.1 and TouchWiz UI, has a 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

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  • Hooty

    Is there a reason phones are still being released with Android 2.1?

  • Ace Curry

    Does it have a 800×480 display like the Ally does?

  • Shiney McShine

    The Shine? That phone is about me!

  • Monkey

    Well the Ally only has a 3.2 megapixel camera and from the picture this looks to have an updated LG launcher.

  • phoenix

    that looks like a nice keyboard

  • Vighnahara

    I went out and bought this as soon as I learned LG had made a slider Android phone for Telus. I had been longing for an HTC Desire, but they’re sold out. Last night, as I was checking if they were in stock yet, I came across this beauty for 2/3 the price of the Desire, and with a sliding QWERTY keyboard which was something I wanted. The Motorolla Milestone has one too, but it’s twice the price and annoying to use. And it’s ugly and this is a BEAUT!

    Also has FM radio and silicone earbuds with 3 sizes of ear thingies. First phone I’ve ever seen to come with decent headphones! They sound great and do triple duty as a handsfree headset and FM radio antenna.

  • Eli

    Hurry up already with a Samsung Galaxy S – and make mine 2.2

  • Wendy Klyne

    Does anyone have problems with the screen blacking out on the LG shine