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.
Kyocera Flips Out Over LTE-Only Cadence Feature Phone for Verizon
Kyocera this week announced the Cadence, a flip phone for Verizon Wireless that supports LTE but not CDMA. In addition to LTE, the Cadence sports WiFi with voice over WiFi and HD Voice for clearer phone calls.
Blu R1 HD Revealed In Full
Amazon today announced the Blu R1 HD, an inexpensive Android smartphone that will be sold unlocked starting July 12. The R1 HD boasts curved Gorilla Glass 3, a metal frame, and soft-touch paint job on the rear cover to give it a premium feel.