LG Mobile and T-Mobile today announced the LG DoublePlay, a multitasking handset featuring a split QWERTY keyboard and dual touch screens.
During this year's LG U.S. National Texting Championship, 13 contestants will use the LG DoublePlay, which is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, to compete in the ultimate texting showdown for the chance to win a $50,000 cash prize.
Equipped with dual customizable touch screens - a 3.5-inch main display and 2.0-inch sub display - that operate independently or in tandem, as well as a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Swype for easy text input, the LG DoublePlay allows users to perform multiple tasks at once such as updating their Facebook pages while simultaneously surfing the Web, texting or checking email.
The LG DoublePlay also mes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder. The device also offers multiple messaging options, including Cloud Text and Group Text, giving users the ability to send and receive texts from a PC or tablet or create group chats on-the-go for faster content sharing. LG DoublePlay features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with access to Android Market and delivers complete user customization with seven home screens and up to nine touchscreen shortcuts for one-touch navigation.