Imerj Smartpad Prototype Takes a Stab at Dual-Screen Android

Is there an Echo in the building? We could have sworn the last time we saw this design it was a bulky, battery-sucking Kyocera design destined for Sprint, but what you see above is actually a joint effort by the teams at Imerj and Frog. The phone doesn’t have a name yet or even a model number, but the dual-screened handset being referred to as the 2-in-1 Smartpad is the latest attempt at shaking up Android phone design.

Engadget got hands-on with the device and were surprisingly praiseworthy, calling it a “very different device” from the Kyocera Echo, despite its looks.  It runs on Android 2.3 optimized for a multi-screen experience. The design aims to provide both a phone and tablet-like experience depending on how you orient its screens. We’re still not sold on this sort of form factor, so excuse us for not getting too excited. You can get your fill over at the source link below.

[via Engadget]

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  • Guerrilla Bob

    Meh. It’s like bulky G1 all over again.

    • SladeNoctis

      Unless you open it and its thinner than a galaxy tab 10.1

  • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

    Closer, need to thin that bezel out more though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

    Who and who???

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… I’m liking the idea of dual-screen phone. DS emulators. LoL!!

    It’s not illegal if you have the system and game. :P

  • SladeNoctis

    A easy way to lessen the “the black bar” issue in dual screen phones is just make the screen itself edge to edge. Atleast this way the bar is thinner, or just use the flexible screen but the form factor most likely will be unique to allow part of the flex-screen to play why the other side is off.

  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    If they could put an accurately tracking stylus with it, I’d give it a look !

  • Brett_Faulk

    check out what others are saying:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdIsGSCvzGc

  • enCORe

    suprising performance ! 

    play Angrybird + browsing + tv output at ONCE ! genius! I want one :) :)