Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile today announced the LG Ally will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning May 20. Verizon Wireless customers can pre-order the phone at www.verizonwireless.com beginning May 13. We will have a video review soon and a full written review to follow. Stay tuned.
More about the LG Ally:
The Ally is the first Android device from LG. Key features include:
* 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
* 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: o Five different camera resolutions and three different video resolutions o Zoom up to 4.0 times o Macro Mode for detailed, up close pictures o Panorama for three guided sequential shots o Scene mode for auto, portrait, landscape, sports and night settings o Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and stamps o Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color effects and use a self-timer o Choose between mute and unmute to record video with or without sound o Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder settings o 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