Verizon had planned to release the LG Ally on May 20, but this inexpensive Android OS smartphone did not debut on schedule.
Customers who had pre-ordered the model have received an email from Verizon notifying them that they will get their purchase a week late.
Overview of the LG Ally
The smartphone will be a slider, a 3.2-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Touchscreen and a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard.
The LG Ally is going to run Google Android OS 2.1 on a 600 MHz processor. It will have 256 MB of RAM, plus it will be bundled with a 4 GB microSD memory card
LG has created a slightly modified version of Google’s standard user interface for this model (see here), which will include some additional widgets, including one that displays Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The smartphone will also include the standard suite of Android software, including a WebKit-based browser, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps, among other features. It will also offer Exchange ActiveSync.
Naturally, the LG Ally will support Verizon’s voice and 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) data networks. The device will also include Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS.
It will have a a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, and software for making basic image edits
Overall, it will be 4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches, and weigh 5.6 ounces.
Verizon continues to take pre-orders for the LG Ally on its website. It is selling for $100 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a new or renewed two-year agreement.
It is going to be available in the carrier’s stores on May 27.