LG is now running a “teaser” commercial for the LG Ally, a model it has not yet released. The ad ties in with next week’s launch of Iron Man 2, and shows the LG Ally being used as a smartphone without revealing all the details.
This TV ad was played during today’s TV coverage of the Kentucky Derby:
The ad doesn’t give a list of specifications for the Ally, but it does give brief views of this smartphone running the Android OS version of Google Maps, as well as the Android OS web browser and the Android OS Facebook app, not leaving much room for doubt what operating system this device will be using.
The commercial does not reveal what wireless carrier is going to offer this model, or when it will be released. It sends viewers to a LG.com/Ally, a web page which continues the Iron Man 2 tie-in and has little more than a promise to reveal more information on the product in the future.
What the Rumors Say
This isn’t the first time that word of the LG Ally has come to light. According to information 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.
Coming to Verizon?
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.
Several inside sources have said that this carrier will introduce this model later in May.