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.