LG Ally heads north to Canada as Shine Plus

Telus Mobility adds the LG device to its growing lineup of Android handsets. It offers the same design and features as the LG Ally for Verizon Wireless.

LG Shine Plus Telus

LG joins Telus Mobility's growing lineup of Android phones this week with the release of the Shine Plus. Available for as low as $69.99 with a three-year commitment, the handset looks nearly identical to Verizon's Ally released back in May. Details include Android 2.1, a 3.2-inch WVGA touch screen, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and support for 3G and Wi-Fi. The only noticeable difference between it and its U.S. counterpart is the Shine Plus comes with a slightly better 5-megapixel camera.

The Ally never really took off here in the United States, presumably overshadowed by the slew of Droid product launches that quickly followed. Yet, that's not to say that it, or the Shine Plus, is a bad phone. In fact, the Shine Plus a good mix of hardware at an attractive price. Next to the slightly more expensive Milestone, it's also the only sliding QWERTY Android phone that Telus offers.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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