The full specifications for LG's first Android phone, the Ally, have leaked, and it appears to be headed to Verizon Wireless. This middling Android handset boasts a decent screen and plenty of radios, but the camera is a meager 3.2-megapixel shooter.
The full specifications for LG's first Android phone, the Ally, have leaked, and it appears to be headed to Verizon Wireless. This middling Android handset boasts a decent screen and plenty of radios, but the camera is a meager 3.2-megapixel shooter.Any Android handset debuting over at Verizon Wireless has its work cut out for it. Why? Because HTC's Droid Incredible reigns supreme over there with a commanding spec list and overall awesomeness. LG's first stab at an Android phone looks to be decent, though not an Incredible-killer.
According to leaked documents, the device will be available for pre-order starting May 13, and it will be available in Verizon Wireless retail shops by May 20. The stand-out features include the Android 2.1 operating system, an 800 x 480 pixel touch screen, and a fill slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Here are the rest of the specs.
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
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 hrs
Based on this spec list, it is on-par with the Motorola Droid. I am disappointed that the camera is only 3.2 megapixels. Bumping the camera up to 5 megapixels would give the Ally much better curb appeal if you ask me. The device was featured in the movie Iron Man, and will also be pre-loaded with a number of augmented reality applications. Pricing for the phone hasn't been disclosed.
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