LG has officially announced that the LG Ally will be introduced on May 20. However, the company still has not yet revealed all the specifications for this this Android OS smartphone — not even which wireless carrier will be offering it.
The company began running a TV commercial for the Ally over the weekend. The ad ties in with the upcoming launch of Iron Man 2, and shows the device being used as a smartphone without revealing all the details.
What the TV Ad Reveals
The commercial that debuted over the weekend clearly shows that the LG Ally will be a slider, with a landscape-oriented keyboard that can be hidden behind its touchscreen.
The ad gives brief views of this smartphone running the Android OS web browser as well as the Android OS versions of Google Maps and Facebook, not leaving much room for doubt what operating system this device will be using.
What the Rumors Say
According to information about the LG Ally that leaked out earlier, this smartphone will have a 3.5-inch WVGA (800×480) AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with support for recording high definition (720p) video, 3G, Wi-Fi and a GPS receiver.
The LG Ally will reportedly run Google Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor, but use a slightly modified version of Google’s standard user interface. A small image of this UI appears on LG’s teaser web page for this model.
A few weeks ago, word leaked out that the LG VS740 had appeared in Verizon Wireless’ product database, along with a mention that it is a Google device. It’s possible this is a reference to the Ally.