LG’s first high-end handset to run Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, known as LG LU2300 or LG Aloha in Europe or LG Ally in the United States is now available for online pre-orders. Verizon announced that the official release date for the smartphone is May 20th. You will be able to buy this phone for $99.99, which is a pretty good deal (obviously, this price comes with an obligation for two year Verizon contract).
If you didn’t catch our first mention of the Verizon LG Ally, you should know of its processing specifications (600 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM/512 MB ROM), its slide-out QWERTY keyboard and capacitive touchscreen. The LG Ally will run on Android 2.1 version (the Éclair). Aside the last generation OS, this phone doesn’t seem to rise to the level of some of the latest smartphones which are about to enter the market, like the giants that Vodafone UK unveiled just a few days ago for their coming soon list. What you probably didn’t know and might surprise all you movie fans about LG Ally is that it will come with the ability to download a special Iron Man 2 app that features never before seen clips.
With all this in mind, LG LU2300 doesn’t seem like a bad choice considering its pretty low price. Engadget.com (one of the few sources we trust) gave it quite a good review, so if you’re interested check out the online pre-orders here.