LG Ally Available May 20th For Just $99.99, Hands-On Video Inside


We heard that you’d be able to pre-order the LG Ally on May 13th, the other day, and LG and Verizon confirmed it at their event yesterday: you’ll be able to preorder the device for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate (2-year contract required).


The Ally will be available May 20th and ships with Android 2.1 underneath LG’s custom Android tweaks. It’ll rock a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 4 row QWERTY keyboard with a directional-pad navigation area on the right, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and all of the connectivity options you’ve come to expect from any Android phone these days.

Anyone looking to pass the HTC Droid Incredible up for this one? Full press details ahead, and be sure to watch this unboxing and hands on video from PhoneDog as we get a close-up first look at Verizon’s LG Ally from the launch party yesterday.

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN DIEGO, CA — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones), today announced the LG Ally™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning May 20. The first Android device from LG, the Ally is the perfect assembly of futuristic, stylish design and 3G Android power for customers looking to tackle life’s most challenging feats and everyday ventures. Verizon Wireless customers can pre-order the phone at www.verizonwireless.com beginning May 13.

Key features:

Ergonomic silver-and-black outer case
Large 3.2” tempered glass touch screen featuring touch vibration for tactile feedback
Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard with simultaneous touch screen capabilities
microSD™ slot for up to 16 GB of memory
Wi-Fi Enabled® (802.11 b/g/n)
Bluetooth® 2.1 capabilities with unlimited pairing and support for the following profiles: headset, hands-free, object push, stereo, audio/visual remote control, file transfer, phonebook access, basic printing and instant sharing of photos and videos
Built-in MP3 and WMA music player with music library, repeat and shuffle features, as well as stereo sound via headset or Bluetooth
One-touch speaker phone and speaker-independent voice commands
Additional features:

Five customizable home screens with shortcuts to text messages, e-mail, apps, favorite social networking sites and widgets
Access to up to 38,000 apps from around the world in Android Market™
Luminous sensor designed to adjust LCD backlight brightness depending on light conditions
Proximity sensor instantly locks touch screen buttons while talking on the phone
S-GPS support for enhanced location accuracy in addition to turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps™
Access to updates on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook®, etc.
3D App launcher and Live Wallpaper
3.2 megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder with flash that includes:
Five different camera resolutions and three different video resolutions
Zoom up to 4.0 times
Macro Mode for detailed, up close pictures
Panorama for three guided sequential shots
Scene mode for auto, portrait, landscape, sports and night settings
Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and stamps
Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color effects and use a self-timer
Choose between mute and unmute to record video with or without sound
Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder settings
Video recording time up to 16 GB
Pricing and availability:

The LG Ally will be available for pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning May 13. It will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on May 20. Pricing will be $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
LG Ally customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk Plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. If it has a battery that can last a weekend and a more reliable phone then there may find some buyers.

  2. I’m not going to give up my Incredible for this, but that’s a really good phone for only $99.

  3. this will be my wife’s new phone. the droid is a little too “hardcore” for her tastes and she needed (wanted) a keyboard which left out the eris and incredible. spec-wise this will be perfect; just a step above the devour which she was debating

  4. It it just me, or does this pic look almost exactly like the Samsung Moment?

  5. @andrew,
    Yeah, you’re spot on. I’m thinking I’ll pick this up for my mom. She’s just gotten into the social networking thing and I almost got her the Pre (she wanted a slide out keyboard but hated the Droid’s looks) but the line I have for her isn’t eligible for an upgrade till the end of the month. Turned out to be a blessing of a delay as I know she loved Android (from using my Incredible) over webOS.

  6. How powerful is the phone?

    RAM? ROM? Processor?

  7. LG makes great phones. This will be a great budget android phone for sure. Also, the cameras LG uses have much better sensors so the 3.2 mp camera will take pictures comparable to the quality of a 8mp camera, just not as large.

  8. is it just me or does this look remarkably similar to the enV touch? will probably end up being just as popular and spread android to more people

  9. Specs have been released on Verizon’s site.
    Phone only has 600MHz Qualcomm chip (same as Palm Pixi); kind of disappointing, was hoping for the 1GHz Snapdragon – though when I saw the price, I figured it would be the lesser CPU that was also rumored. Also, it has 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM.

  10. I want this beast fone bad but my mom wont let me get it because we need a line. Ugggggg!!

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