The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) device features a slide out, split qwerty keyboard with a secondary display in the middle. This unique form factor allows users to simultaneously check email, web and social media at the same time. The LG Double Play’s main screen is 3.5 inches while it’s secondary screen is 2 inches. The screens can function in tandem or separately.
Running the LG Double Play is a 1ghz single core Qualcomm SnapDragon processor. It also packs a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera that can take 720p hd video. The Double Play will be featured in LG’s US National Texting Championship which will be October 26th in New York.
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“The evolving nature of texting trends and mobile technology has brought LG and T-Mobile together to create a device that celebrates multi-tasking beyond a powerful processor,” said Carl Brown, director of trade marketing for LG Mobile. “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.”
“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,” said Kim Swanson, director, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the introduction of the LG DoublePlay and its unique dual-screen design, we are bringing the ultimate multitasking tool to our customers.”
In this years competition 13 people will use the LG Double Play during the championship.