LG DoublePlay, LG's latest smartphone entry, is made for multitasking because it comes with a split QWERTY keyboard and dual capacitive touch screens. The dual customizable touch screens - a 3.5-inch main display and 2.0-inch sub display work independently or in tandem so you can check messages while while watching a video, for example.
The evolving nature of texting trends and mobile technology has brought LG and T-Mobile together to create a device that celebrates multi-tasking beyond a powerful processor, Carl Brown, director of trade marketing for LG Mobile, said in a statement.
DoublePlay also comes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder, 1Ghz processor and the Android 2.3 OS. The phone is launching in coordination with the LG U.S. National Texting Championship, and 13 competitors will be using the device to compete. The contest is in New York City on Oct. 26. No other specs have been released yet, but it's rumored to cost around $150 and have 4G capability.
Dual screen phones seem to be kind of a novelty, but Samsung and Kyocera have both gone there before. There was the Samsung Continuum and Kyocera Echo, so maybe LG can take over the number one dual screen spot with this device. The keyboard slides out on the DoublePlay, and the keypad is split down the center with the two inch screen. So the keys are on either side of it and that works because that's just where your thumbs are for typing.
Let us know in the comments if you think the dual screen feature is handy or if you think it's a gimmick.