LG DoublePlay for T-Mobile Packs Dual Screens
T-Mobile USA today announced the LG DoublePlay, a unique Android slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard with a second touch screen placed in between the split keyboard's halves. The DoublePlay's main display measures 3.5 inches and the secondary display measures 2 inches. T-Mobile says that the two displays can be operated independently of one another, or in tandem. Other features include a 1GHz SnapDragon processor; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture; and Cloud Text and Group Text for phone-to-phone and PC-to-phone texting. The DoublePlay runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Pricing and availability were not announced, though LG did indicate that this is the phone that it will use in its annual National Texting Championship, which takes place later this year.
LG V10 Boasts Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras
LG announced the V10, a flagship smartphone that includes a ticker display, double cameras, and a more rugged design than some of LG's previous handsets. The main screen measures 5.7 inches and has quad HD resolution, while the secondary display, which sits above the main one, measures 2.1 inches and has 1040 x 160 pixels.
TCL Reveals the BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
ZTE's Axon M Boasts Dual, Folding Displays to Create Tablet-Sized Screen
ZTE today announced the Axon M, a unique Android smartphone that has two full-sized displays that can unfold to create one larger screen for multitasking and viewing video. ZTE calls the Axon M a flagship handset, and it includes solid specs under the foldable aluminum chassis.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
FCC Docs Reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Band 71 for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will be Samsung's first Band 71-compatible smartphone for T-Mobile. The government agency recently approved a new version of the SM-G892U, already sold as the Galaxy S8 Active by AT&T, this time with Band 66 and Band 71 aboard.