T-Mobile’s LG DoublePlay QWERTY Android phone officially announced
T-Mobile USA has officially introduced the LG DoublePlay, a new Android smartphone 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.”
As we’ve already seen last week, the LG DoublePlay has a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and two displays: a 3.5 inch main one, and a 2 inch secondary one placed in the middle of the keyboard. The handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and also features a 1GHz single-core processor, 5MP camera with LED flash, and 720p video recording.
I’m not exactly sure if the DoublePlay’s keyboard is more usable than a regular QWERTY keyboard or not. However, LG said that the new handset will be the main device of the fifth annual LG U.S. National Texting Championship (which kicks off on October 26).
There’s no official word on how much the LG DoublePlay will cost, and neither on when exactly T-Mobile intends to launch it. If previous rumors are to be believed, the phone will be out on November 2 for $149 on contract.