In order to promote the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie together with the LG Ally Android phone (which seems to be featured in a variety of scenes), LG yesterday launched a new Flash powered site called LGIM2.com. While the url spells out "Iron Man 2", quite a large portion of the site is actually dedicated to the Ally.
In order to gain access to the part of the site where the phone is shown, you have to click on "Nav" at the bottom and then on "LG Ally", or just follow this direct link. After looking around checking out all the pictures and reading what little information about the phone was actually available, we have come up with a list of specs for the LG Ally.
- 3.2” screen (huh? The official LG UK blog mentioned 3.5" only 3 weeks ago)
- 4 row QWERTY keyboard with D-pad
- Android 2.1
- 3.2 MP camera (what the heck again? The same official UK blog said 5MP)
- No word on the CPU but according to the blog, it should be a 1GHz Snapdragon. Who knows though - maybe it'll be a portion of that now, like the other specs?
- Facebook/Twitter widget
LG is also offering an Augmented Reality app of some sort by texting ‘LGIM2’ to 95173 from your phone which will net you the app, exclusive content from Ironman 2, and a chance to win the Ultimate Ironman Package. The rest remains a mystery for now.
Ultimate Ironman Package
The Ultimate Ironman Package includes:
- LG Ally and 1 year FREE service contract
- 2 tickets to the U.S. premiere of the movie
- 55-inch class LG "Infinia" LED HDTV and LG Network Bluray Home Theater System
The retail date for the LG Ally has been announced as May 20th, 2010 but no pricing or carrier information has been released.
LG is really pumping out promos for this phone, though unfortunately without stating detailed specs. On top of the exclusive content, the Augmented Reality app, and a chance to win the Ironman package, you will also receive a special edition Ironman comic when purchasing an LG Ally, along with some exclusive augmented reality experiences:
A special edition Iron Man 2 comic book created by Marvel will be given away with the purchase of an LG Ally, LG Chocolate Touch and LG enV Touch mobile phone. The comic book will feature a variety of Augmented Reality experiences and will also provide consumers with text messaging short codes to access exclusive Iron Man 2 content. – LG Press Release
There will also be an exclusive Ironman “Stark-worthy” Technology event on May 11th, 2010 in New York, which, among other things, will feature some hands-on time with the LG Ally.