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

BoyGeniusReport: 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.

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PcMag: LG Ally Review

PcMag: The LG Ally gives entry-level smartphone buyers on Verizon a powerful Android device. The Ally offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an accurate touch screen, and the latest version of Google's mobile OS.


Verizon LG Ally delayed until May 27th?

If you trekked down to the local Verizon store for an early morning camp-out in order to pick up an LG Ally yesterday, you might have left a bit upset — and empty handed. While Verizon initially said that they’d have’m in stock by the 20th, they were a no show.

If this note purportedly being sent out to pre-orderers rings true, would-be Ally owners might have right around another week (or more) of waiting.

According to the note, first posted by the folks over at the oh-so-focused LG Ally Forums , the phones initial availability has been pushed back until “on or after May 27th”, with pre-orders now running until the day before.

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Gizmodo: LG Ally Review: It's No Droid

Among Android handsets with keyboards, the Droid is the indisputable king. The LG Ally, also on Verizon, doesn't change this, but it does make buying a Droid tougher to stomach.

The LG Ally is an odd handset, spec'd through the roof in some respects—its 800x480 screen and top-notch keyboard, along with Android 2.1—while painfully lacking in others—its pokey 600MHz processor and blotchy 3.2 megapixel camera, in particular.

In some ways it's obviously better than the Droid. In more ways, though, it can't compete.