May 02 AT 2:46 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

LG spends big on Ally promo, forgets to turn on web site

LG might be launching their first Android phone in the United States later this week.

I wish we could bring you some more info, but the employee in charge of turning on the LG Ally website forgot to flip the switch. That Iron Man 2 commercial that leaked on Friday began playing in heavy rotation on ABC and ESPN this weekend. I was watching the NBA playoffs (go spurs go) and I must have seen the ad a dozen times by now.

At the end of the TV spot, viewers are directed to visit LG.com/ally. This site just redirects visitors to a landing page which states “Check back on April 30th for the complete LG Iron Man 2 experience”.

You might have read a lot of rumors about the LG Ally, but you can throw most of them out the window. People were originally thinking this device was similar to the high-end LU2300 “Aloha”, but the Ally is clearly a different phone as we saw in the ads. Our sources tell us this is a mid-range Android 2.1 phone featuring a 600 MHz processor and likely headed for Verizon.

Hopefully come Monday, the employee will return to work and remember to turn on the site.

Update: A detail spotted on the LG site says “Free augmented reality comic and app”. The LG Ally, pictured in the middle, clearly has the Verizon logo on it.

LG Ally is in the middle.

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  • http://Website @dariFRESH

    From the commercial it looks like it would just be competition for the Devour. Great commercial though.

  • http://Website Josh

    I thought the commercial would’ve been better if they showed one person doing all of that stuff on one phone or at least fewer people and fewer phones to highlight android’s great multitasking ability, but that’s just me. They probably didn’t since it isn’t going to be a very high powered phone compared to snapdragon run ones–which seem to be becoming the processor to beat–so they didn’t want to advertise more power than the phone actually has. Anyway, that’s my two cents.

  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    My money is on some poor overworked web guy that had the date changed on him 10 times and no one bothered to message him about it.

    • http://Website nexxus

      If not… well I don’t have words to describe how bad he’s gonna get spanked by LG.. lmao

      • http://Website Wes

        Or the marketing department forgot to tell anyone that it was going live because they were off in their own world doing something else on twitter or facebook. Damn Ad Wizards!

  • http://Website Darkseider

    Yeah looks like LG dropped the ball on this one. I sent an email to LG Web Support asking why the URL was not active and this was the response:

    Dear Me,

    We are delighted to hear from you as our Valued Customer. I will be more than happy to assist you with this.

    At this time, we have no information pertaining to possible future releases; however, your email has been forwarded to our research and development department. Customer requests are highly considered in the process of developing new product aesthetics and features.

    If you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division at 800-793-8896 at your convenience.

    David G.
    E-mail Administrator
    Customer Interactive Center
    LGEAI

    Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this email message is privileged and confidential information that is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copy of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. and return the original message to us via the email address located in the signature. Thank You

    Looks like LG doesn’t even know what LG is doing. Screams of incompetence and honestly because of this I couldn’t suggest this phone anyone. If they can’t even get a product launch right how the hell are they going to support it?

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