LG Doubleplay First Press Shots Uncovered, Dual-Screens Ahead

The LG Doubleplay has finally made it’s first press shot appearance on T-Mobile thanks to the boys at Pocketnow. The dual-screen Android phone has long been rumored for a T-Mobile arrival ever since it’s first accidental appearance four months ago at an event in London. We’ve been working with the “Flip II” codename for some time but judging by these images, “Doubleplay” will in fact be the launch name.

We’ll just say we assume the  “Doubleplay”  is just a way to get the the whole two-screen deal in the name of the smartphone. Things are looking pretty good for a November 2nd launch according to our leaked roadmap which showed the above image in a slightly different color ready for a 2nd of November launch.

I have to admit that I’m eager to get a hands-on with the dual-screen Doubleplay and see exactly how having two screens can benefit my smartphone usage.

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  • Albarrios

    UGH,really????

  • Izzybrexx

    Not my cup o’ tea.

  • Anonymous

    this phone should be a hit with customers…..depending on the cost ofcourse

  • Oce

    Pass.

  • Youngt82

    This phone is so 1990s lol

    • asder24

      Name one phone from the 1990s that looked like this. In fact, name one phone with a touchscreen from that decade.

  • Brian2652

    looks like a ds?

    • Respawn

      I can see it now … “Nintendo Sues LG For Patent Infringement. Apple Sues Nintendo Because They Want Some Money For Nothing. FCC Sues Apple For Not Minding Their Own Business.”

  • Anonymous

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. 

  • Anonymous

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d give this a try.  My guess is that the 2nd screen is going to be more of a novelty than anything really useful.  The only problem I’m seeing is the placement of the backspace key.  That is a very awkward place for that.  Since the keys are most likely quite squished together, I have a feeling there is a going to be a lot of accidental letters being deleted.

  • Anonymous

    I’d give this a try.  My guess is that the 2nd screen is going to be more of a novelty than anything really useful.  The only problem I’m seeing is the placement of the backspace key.  That is a very awkward place for that.  Since the keys are most likely quite squished together, I have a feeling there is a going to be a lot of accidental letters being deleted.

  • Anonymous

    Has the look of a midrange phone, hopefully has at least a 1 GHz processor. 

    • Pontiax_dwnd

      Dual core hopefully. LOL. Step it up LG, love the g2x

  • Anonymous

    WTF??? This looks like a rough prototype! lol 

    Also, i can’t see typing on that keyboard convenient at all. Especially for those of us with large digits.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    Keyboard reminds me of the old Nokia 6800 6820 of yesteryear. As I remember Nokia made it work well even without the big touchscreen above. But we will see.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    Keyboard reminds me of the old Nokia 6800 6820 of yesteryear. As I remember Nokia made it work well even without the big touchscreen above. But we will see.

  • Meagan

    The double screen mobile at Sprint looks way better, and is much more useful for the screen real estate usage.

  • kresk

    Kind of a neat concept but why exactly would you need two screens?..

    • CMPunk

      Just a gimmick.  Same thing with 3D capability…What’s the point on a phone?  Especially when your phone has hardly enough memory to record very much in 3D…

      or the Projector phones…

      Some people love these things, for some odd reason.  And will buy it just for that.

    • Respawn

      The same reason why hundreds of millions of people needed dual screens in video games with the Nintendo DS and 3DS. It’s something new and cool. Although it’s been 7 years since the original DS was released so I’m surprised a phone like the Doubleplay hasn’t come out sooner. It seems almost … behind the times. But not anymore than any other basic phone is.

  • kresk

    Kind of a neat concept but why exactly would you need two screens?..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

    Instead of investing to get a phone such as the HTC titan, this is it.  Is this a second attempt to revive the FAILD Samsung Sidekick?  Please God help Tmobile by getting rid of the incompetent CEOs!

    • CMPunk

      Um…You do realize how many superphones they’re releasing.  Not everyone wants or can afford a superphone. Go look around, everyone has their basic phones, entry level smart phones, mid level smartphones high end smartphones and superphones.

      I’m sure people who can’t afford the $200-300 phones will love this versus the comet, gravity smart & Wildfire…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

        I’m sure those poor chaps will love it alright.  Thats why most are abandoning tmo to go get the iphone and some top end wp7!  Iphone 4S $1 million already in reserve.  What do you think Punk, a million rich chaps made this reserve?  Please this is the tech age.   Everyone is moving beyond you.  Grammas and Grampas are using ipads and ipods nowadays.  Super phones that just can’t compasre to the other carriers. Bah!  No wonder Tmo in the state it is because poeple like you!

        • Frigadroid

          Its to bad that these tmobile fanboys and some employes can’t deal with reality or take any constructive criticism. Some are so delusional they want to blame loyal customers for tmobile’s own demise.
          In their eyes the CEO and executives can do no wrong. If you have anything to say other than praise they want to attack you or call you a troll then encourage you to go with the competition.
          If I worked for tmobile I would try to apologize for these rogue employees as a few here do and are helpful thanks. The rest need to realize that their actions are directly reflected as a tmobile representative and like it or not they only make the tmobile reputation worse. The best thing this company ever had going for it was the great customer service by people who liked their job and had faith in the company. It really is sad to see that go.
          I have been with them from the start and I had planned to stay with them till the finish. I’ll have to reevaluate that when my contract expires next july, because now its getting to the point where all the carriers suck just tmobile sucks a little less.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

          Customer service, the best!  Customer needs, beyond poor!  Like i said earlier, grammas and grampas are using ipads and ipods nowadays.  Tmo CEO don’t seem to understand this.  They are behind the times.  Dan Hesse of Sprint seeing his company declining is doing everything possible to gain customers.  Even to make deal with Apple for iphone 4S.  What does Tmo get, LG Doubleplay.  LOLZZZZZZ!!!!!!

        • CMPunk

          Says the guy who, in his post, attacks T-Mobile employees, corporations and consumers for being “too stupid to see the truth” in a sense.

          …..Right.

        • CMPunk

          Just released: GSII & HTC Amaze.  Supposedly on the horizon, a top end Windows 7.5 phone (Omega) and the Samsung Nexus.  Still fairly new: Bold 9900, MT4GS & HTC Sensation.  On the horizon HTC Sensation II.

          Guess what,  all those phones are better than the iPhone 4S, but idiots like yourself are going to act like the sheep you are and go after the iPhone to have what all the “Cool kids” have.

          Sure, it fits some people, but not everyone.  As far as T-Mobile goes, if you hate it so much, why are you on a fansite for it?  And, yes, that’s a legit question.  If I was so angry about something and loving another corporation (in this case, clearly AT&T) I would like just stick to AT&T’s fan site.

          You clearly have FAR too much time on your hands.

    • Anonymous

      The only way the samsung sidekick failed is in the way it was marketed. They should have marketed it like back in the day.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

        Market a clunky huge phone like that up against the big boys some for only $20 more!  Come on stop defending crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

        Market a clunky huge phone like that up against the big boys some for only $20 more!  Come on stop defending crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

    Instead of investing to get a phone such as the HTC titan, this is it.  Is this a second attempt to revive the FAILD Samsung Sidekick?  Please God help Tmobile by getting rid of the incompetent CEOs!

  • Hhh

    Why can’t LG step up it’s game against Samsung and Apple. They should just concentrate on making microwaves and refrigerators.

  • Hhh

    Why can’t LG step up it’s game against Samsung and Apple. They should just concentrate on making microwaves and refrigerators.

  • TMO4LIFE

    LG DOUBLE WHACK, DOUBLE TRASH, DOUBLE GARBAGE. REMINISCENT OF A OLD ATT PHONE. THIS CANDY BAR PHONE THAT FLIPPED OPEN AND WHEN TURN HORIZONTALLY FEATURED A WEIRD KEY PAD. GARBAGE “DUAL TRASH” ONLY T-MOBILE CAN TAKE TWO STEPS FORWARD AND FOUR STEPS BACK.

    • TMO4LIFE

      So true…….

    • TMO4LIFE

      So true…….

    • TMOTECH

      You have serious issues. as evidenced by the fact that you replied to your own post… You don’t have to buy it dude. being a tmo customer does not mean you will like every phone that is manufactured. Did it ever occur to you that someone who wants a smartphone that cant shell out 400 dollars would like this phone? Get a grip on yourself and take a breath. it will be okay. Wow. 

  • Palus85

    People need to realize every person in the world isn’t gonna buy a superphone or the iPhone ( the smartphone for stupid people ) lol. There are people who need lower end phones. I kinda like it. You know if it was 10 years ago when I was 15 lol.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

      Only hicks and hill billies use lower end phones.  And are you saying Tmo caters to low class?  No wonder tmo is in the state that it is because of hicks like you!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

      Ok I guess David didn’t like my last reply to you Palus85.  Still I’m gonna put my two words for you.  Sure not everyone wants a super phone.  That’s why they’re leaving Tmo to get a super ultra phone, the iphone 4S.  This is not the stone age.  Grammas and grampas are using ipods and ipads.  The majoirty do want super phones Palus85 and those that don’t want could go to walmart and get it for $20.  Besides they’re not as expensive.  $0.01 for HD7S at ATT with new contract.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Your arguement has little merrit.

      • TMOTECH

        You sir are a shill for AT&T and need to stay away. We sell plenty of high end phones and plenty of middle and low end phones. Why is every one so intent on a values carrier only putting out pocket super computers. Go away. If you want an IPHONE then go to ATT blogs and stroke yourself with all of your friends. 

      • Palus85

        It’s just based on need vs want vs money. I’m sorry but most people out there so not drop 300 on a phone every year to be cool. I like having the newest phone. Sure 25% probably are hi end, then 60 midrange to basic then probably 15 on prepaids. It’s just a matter of the economy, not needs or wants.

      • count on me

        You’re a troll.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

          NO trollin.  This is the kind of crap that Tmo brings that puts them in the sh..t hole.  I guarantee you this piece of lard product will price farely close to the big guns such as the GS 4G.  You people should not support this kind of stuff Tmo presents.  The more you support these kinds of things, the more they lose customers, the more they lose as a company itself.  Ask yourself why Tmo is hurting, why are they behind the competition despite good price and good services. 

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    huh?

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    This thing has to be aimed at kids….Didn’t Nokia try the “screen in the middle split keyboard on the the sides” thing?  Now if this thing had a FFC and you could video chat and multi task on one of the other screens it would be cool.  Or if there were games designed to take advantage of that screen, then I could see this being semi cool with kids…But, if you’re a GSII type of person this thing will just have you disgruntled…

  • Anonymous

    It’s a phone for people who don’t jerk off to blurry pictures of phones. Is this the depot for people who debate which phone, that hasn’t been released yet, is the best based on what they read? There is SO much more going on in the world besides cell phones. Move to Europe or Asia and then at least you can debate real phones not hopes and dreams.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wally-SirFatty/100002167236858 Wally SirFatty

    For some reason (and I not really sure why), this reminds me of my old Siemens SK65.

  • Mark

    I’d go for something like this, if it had a front-facing camera.  I’m anxious to try out video chat when I upgrade.

  • jstone

    A friend of mine tested this phone for T-mobile and although it was just testing she said it was plagued with bugs and glitches and the 2nd screen really wasn’t well though out of beneficial. Take that how you want but from what I saw of it when she showed me…I’d pass. 

  • Seanmmvi

    i am not impressed by your performance LG