LG DoublePlay Features
T-Mobile USA and LG have just announced the upcoming availability of the LG DoublePlay Android smartphone.
Although no price options and release date have been unveiled, LG mentions that the DoublePlay will be the main star at this year's LG U.S. National Texting Championship, which is scheduled to start on October 26.
During the contest competitors will need to type phrases on an LG DoublePlay as fast and correct as they can, while distracted by blind folds.
However, those who want to enter the contest should know that the DoublePlay comes with a split QWERTY keyboard and dual capacitive touchscreens.
================“With its split keyboard and dual screens, LG DoublePlay's impressive hardware made it the obvious choice for the official mobile phone of the 2011 National Texting Championship. LG is proud to be leading the charge in the next generation of mobile messaging devices while continuing its legacy as a leading manufacturer in QWERTY keyboard devices,” said Carl Brown, director of trade marketing for LG Mobile.
======================T-Mobile and LG have announced that the unconventional "dual-screen" QWERTY handset, the DoublePlay, will be available in the coming weeks. Powered by Android 2.3 and featuring a full sliding, split QWERTY keyboard, the LG phone boasts a 2.5-inch display on the exterior with a 2.0-inch screen on the inside.
On the software front, the DoublePlay offers Swype virtual keyboard, Group Text (communicate multiple people at one time), and Cloud Text (send and receive text across other platforms).
Officially, T-Mobile tells us the DoublePlay will be here "in time for the holiday season" and come in a Truffle color. Unofficially, we're expecting to see this debut for November 2nd and carry a $149.99 price tag. Full press release after the break.
- Standard battery, Li-Ion
- Talk time
OS Android OS, v2.3
CPU 1GHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Digital compass
- SNS applications
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+ player
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
- Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Features Geo-tagging
- Video Yes, 720p
- Secondary No
- GPRS Yes
- EDGE Yes
- 3G HSPA+
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
- Infrared port No
- USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
- Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
- Call records Practically unlimited
- Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
- Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
- Loudspeaker Yes
- 3.5mm jack Yes
Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
- Secondary capacitive display, 2 inches
- QWERTY keyboard
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Multi-touch input method
- Dimensions -
- Weight -
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 1700 / 2100
- Announced 2011, October
- Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, October
The smartphone is equipped with a 3.5-inch main display and a 2.0-inch sub display, which operate independently or in tandem.
Furthermore, LG DoublePlay is powered by a single core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder.
“Whether sending texts or emails, checking in on social media sites, or browsing the Web, consumers are looking for fun and easy ways to stay connected to the people and things that matter most to them. With the introduction of LG DoublePlay and its unique dual-screen design, we are bringing the ultimate multitasking tool to our customers,” said Kim Swanson, director, product management, T-Mobile USA.
In addition, the DoublePlay provides users with a range of messaging options, including Cloud Text and Group Text.
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Software-wise, the smartphone runs Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with access to more than 250,000 apps via Android Market.