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LG Ally pre-orders begin May 13th, available in all channels on May 20th

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:37PM EST

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Look what we have here…details on the upcoming LG Ally; the entry-level, Android-powered handset that is poised to take on the Motorola Devour. Not nearly as promising as the rumored 1GHz, HD-capable Aloha, the Ally will ship with a 600MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. The side slider will run Android 2.1 “with Google,” and a LG-flavored theme that is dominated by LG’s own calendar, Weather+Time, and Socialite widgets. Verizon Wireless also mucks up the UI makes its presence known with pre-installed Visual Voicemail and V CAST Media Manager — Backup Assistant will be coming soon via the Android Market. The Ally is slated to launch on May 20th in all channels with pre-orders beginning on May 13th. Hit the jump for a few more grabs from the slide deck and a full run down of specs.

Thanks, VZW and vzwpenguin!

The rest of the specs are standard smartphone fare and include:

  • 800/1900 MHz CDMA, EVDO Rev A
  • MSM7627, 600MHz processor
  • Memory: ROM 512MB, RAM 256MB
  • 3.2″ Touch Screen, 800 x 480 Pixels, 262K Color TFT
  • Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3.2 Megapixel with Autofocus and Flash; Dedicated Camera/Video Key
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • Android 2.1 OS; Google Experience Device
  • LG Widgets including calendar widget, Weather+time, Socialite widget
  • Integrated Google and Facebook Contacts in LG Socialite
  • Push Gmail and Exchange, Google Calendar
  • 4GB microSD pre-installed
  • Wi-Fi
  • S-GPS and aGPS Capable
  • Speakerphone MP3 Ringtones (Embedded Ringtones, Vibrating Alerts, and Silent)
  • Visual Voice Mail Capable
  • Google Apps include Google Search;
  • Google Maps with Navigation Beta, Transit, and Wikipedia Information;
  • Google Talk with Presence; Gmail; YouTube™; Latitude; Google Calendar
  • 1000s of Apps and 100s of Widgets Available in Android Market
  • Android Webkit HTML5-based Browser
  • Google Over the Air Updates
  • Dimensions: 4.56″ (H) x 2.22″ (W) x 0.62″ (D)
  • Weight: 5.57 oz.
  • Usage Time: Up to 450 mins or Standby Time: Up to 500 hr