Mysterious T-Mobile LG handset leaks out, boggles the mind with two screens
posted by Victor H. / Jun 16, 2011, 6:18 AM
This mysterious LG handset with T-Mobile branding just leaked out at an Orange event in London and if looks everything but ordinary – the Android-powered handset has a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, split right in the middle where surprisingly you see a second touchscreen. It can fit as much as 8 app shortcuts, which sounds like a quick way to access your applications without fingers getting in the way, but we can think of a number of other possible uses (cough, gaming).
British tech blog Pocket-lint got its hands on the mysterious LG device, but couldn't confirm many other details – the handset could be the LG Flip II, according to a hesitant customer rep, but it could also turn out to be the leaked LG Maxx Q. Unfortunately, there were no other details on the practical usage of the second screen.
Design-wise, the handset features four capacitive buttons and a moderately sized screen up front, but it's the earpiece that reminded us of the LG Quantum with Windows Phone. The hefty device seemed far from final with moving parts and unspecified resolution of the camera. But it's the split keyboard and second touchscreen that adds spice to the mysterious handset. Excited? We wouldn't write off the possibility of this being just a prototype from the past which will never make it to the shelves, but our hopes would be for a new arrival at T-Mo. Have you seen this handset previously? Feel free to share your impressions in the comments below.
LG has made some weird gimmick phones from the past that never made it here in the US. No Surprise. LG Crystal, with a transparent,almost crystal dial pad. I think LG came out with a phone, with a detachable game pad or keyboard.
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 10:20 AM 0
Ill admit. Ive been a LGFanboy since the orig. V. They build tuff phones. They're smart, tossing out interesting but not to far fetched ideas and seeing if they grab anyones attention. Side flip was an epic success. The screen along with the physical keys on the slide out could be the next. Maybe not with that exact styling, but i think they have something worth trying out on a couple more phones
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 11:45 AM 0
Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010
:D Nintendo 3Ds modulator here we come xD jk
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 2:16 PM 1
I can not say it enough times..........who chooses T-mobiles phones??? dammm... no wonder most people choose ATT...... this is a nasty model, who cares about the 2 screens, give us a break..... there are better models out there to consider. hope they do not get this...........
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 11:39 PM 0
I remember T-Mobile had gotten some pretty good looking phones: HTC HD2 (HD7) Samsung Vibrant (4G) T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2x HTC Sensation 4G I can go on about it. Most people go to AT&T just for the iPhone. And most of the people are moving to Verizon.
posted on Jun 17, 2011, 1:04 AM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
adding a few missing ones.. :) mytouch4g galaxyS 4g sidekick 4g on and on... oh yea, and Tmo doesnt add a lot of bloat to their phones, lock them down so they cant add non market apps or do any of the dirty s**t that ATT/VZW does. They also have unlimited data plans for half of what ATT charges for a paultry 4g plan that allows overages, charges less for tethering, has 42mb/s data unlike ATT's 12/mbs max.. And Tmo openly hugs Cyanogenmod and invites the team to events. Tmo also has much better customer service, lower ETFs in some cases, and doesnt bold face lie to their customers. i can hardly believe anyone would choose Tmo over ATT.. your right.. what was i thinking!?!? lol
posted on Jun 17, 2011, 12:37 PM 0
Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010
this has got to be newer because you can see in the shots of the homescreen that it sports the updated 2.1 icons that of course carried over into 2.2 and the updated universal search widget that Froyo brought.
posted on Jun 17, 2011, 12:38 AM 0
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