By Chuong Nguyen | May 4, 2010 12:24 AM
LG is bringing the LG Ally to the US as its Android handset with a landscape-oriented sliding QWERTY keyboard. The Android handset will launch with some Iron Man 2 content along with some sort of augmented reality app pre-installed:
LG Ally is the first Android device to boast an Augmented Reality application — currently exclusive to LG. Consumers who purchase LG Ally can download the Augmented Reality app, featuring exclusive Iron Man 2 content, at www.lgim2.com or by texting 95173 from their mobile phone. Present throughout Iron Man 2, LG Ally allows users to explore and experience Augmented Reality through built-in applications and software. A touch screen handset featuring a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, the Ally is the ultimate complement for technology enthusiasts who, like Tony Stark, expect nothing but the best. LG Ally will be available May 20.
The Ally will launch on May 20th and LG has not announced a carrier partner for launch though it is rumored that the Ally will be headed towards Verizon Wireless. The Ally seems to be a close cousin of the LG Aloha.