Mysterious T-Mobile LG handset leaks out, boggles the mind with two screens

Mysterious T-Mobile LG handset leaks out, boggles the mind with two screens
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.

source: Pocket-lint



1. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Looks nice!

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

nice, but lacks overal design.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Looks like an interesting device, but if it was at an Orange event in London, then it'll probably go to T-Mo UK.

5. ltr unregistered

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.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

LG came out with a phone with a detachable keyboard. speaker attachment & game pad and it became available through Verizon Wireless as the Versa.

6. G-Reg unregistered

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

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i would really like this phone if it had high-end specs. o:


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I do miss my voyager at times but those were different days. LG needs to focus on making high end phones instead of being like nintendo with all these gimmicky ones.

10. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

:D Nintendo 3Ds modulator here we come xD jk

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i wouldn't be surprised, that's where i see the value in the Kyocera Echo. o:

12. smalltank

Posts: 19; Member since: May 26, 2011

thats a very heavy phone in yer pocket,,take away the keyboard and you have my lg revo on verizon..damn good phone but this new thing...meh

13. SomeGuy unregistered

Looks like a lot of things that could go wrong... Too many working parts.

14. Sw1tchUp unregistered

Look like a cosmos touch with android and a ticker display :/

15. purrungas unregistered

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...........

17. VIVIT unregistered

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.

18. remixfa

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

16. Thump3rDX17

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.

19. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

this could be the lg optimus slider... yes anyone?

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