After Nokia E70, there has been no split keyboard phone, but that’s going to change as LG has announced that it will launch DoublePlay with T-Mobile in USA.
LG DoublePlay is claimed to be the ultimate multitasking handset, featuring a split Qwerty keyboard and dual capacitive touchscreens. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The two touchscreens are a 3.5 inch main display and 2 inch sub display, that operate independently or in tandem, as well as a full slide-out Qwerty keyboard and Swype for easy text input.
These screens can be used to perform different tasks simultaneously. For example, you can update your Facebook pages while simultaneously surfing the web, texting or checking email.
LG DoublePlay comes with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder and is based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
The phone’s dual screen can used for different purposes at the same time and the split keyboard design seems to be better for typing and gaming. As far as other features are concerned they are similar to what other devices in this range have.
LG’s India spokesperson said that the company might sell the device in India after seeing the response in the USA.