Whatever you may think about Android phone makers, you simply can’t say they aren’t desperate to differentiate their offerings from the competition. Take the LG Doubleplay, for example. This is clearly an attempt to scream “hey, I’m different!” to the (un)discerning public. This phone was announced earlier this month and is set to become available in stores on November 2. The LG Doubleplay has a second touchscreen cramped in the middle of its side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, which looks next to useless too having to be narrow enough to accommodate that second screen. Why slapping a tiny, useless secondary screen over there seemed to be a good idea at LG HQ is beyond us. But they did it anyway.
So, if you like this ‘innovation’, this ‘revolutionary new form factor’ or whatever else the marketing geniuses will spin it into, here’s some good news. You can buy a Doubleplay right now. Not in-store, though, that’s still only going to happen on November 2. But if you don’t mind ordering online, then you can grab one right now for $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) from T-Mobile.
Second screen aside, the LG Doubleplay is a neat midrange Android-powered smartphone. It has a 3.5-inch 320×480 main touchscreen, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a 1 GHz processor, microSD card support, HSPA+, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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