Verizon LG Ally detailed: Android 2.1 on May 20th

May 11, 2010

Details of the Verizon LG Ally have leaked, with BGR being sent internal documents from the carrier that tip the Android 2.1 smartphone for a May 20th release.  The Ally has a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7627 processor and a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash; as well as Android 2.1 there's also a bevy of custom LG widgets that pull in calendar, weather and Facebook/Twitter details to the homescreen.

Elsewhere there's WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS, together with a 3.5mm headphone socket, microSD card slot (with a 4GB card preinstalled), speakerphone and dual-band EVDO Rev.A.  The whole thing measures 4.56 x 2.22 x 0.62 and weighs in at 5.57oz, and Verizon reckon you'll see up to 450 minutes talktime or 500hrs standby from a full charge.

All in all, while we're glad to see another hardware QWERTY handset, the 600MHz CPU is a little disappointing.  Pre-orders for the Verizon LG Ally are expected to kick off on May 13th; no word on pricing at this stage.

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