T-Mobile and LG have announced that the unconventional “dual-screen” QWERTY handset, the DoublePlay, will be available in the coming weeks and come in a Truffle color.
Android 2.3 handset with dual touchscreens and split QWERTY, designed to allow “users to perform multiple tasks at once such as updating their Facebook pages while simultaneously surfing the Web, texting or checking email.” The DoublePlay packs a 3.5-inch main display, 2-inch sub display that splits the four-row QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The device also supports LED flash, and 720p video recording.
The LG DoublePlay provides users with a range of messaging options, including of “Group Text” – which create group chats on-the-go for faster content sharing, and “Cloud Text” – which allow users to send and receive texts between a PC or a tablet.
There’s no official word on how much the LG DoublePlay will cost, but the presser appears to coincide with the 2011 National Texting Championship beginning October 26th, so the phone will likely launch around the same time. If previous rumors are to be believed, the phone will be out on November 2 for $149 on contract.