LG Genesis – a Dual-Screen Clamshell for US Cellular – Pops Up on Official Site


It’s about nearly three weeks since this thing was first rumored, but first official shots of the LG Genesis for US Cellular have emerged on LG’s own website. This was well ahead of any official announcement, so we’re not sure if this was an error or if LG and US Cellular are set to make an announcement very soon. If you don’t remember, this thing is a clamshell device with two displays.

Instead of being a portrait clamshell, however, it does its bidding in landscape when you open it. Upon opening it exposes a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2 inch display. It might be quite decent as far as performance goes, too, as it’ll have a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside. The LG Genesis is said ro run you $250 with a two-year contract. Let your eyes wander below for a preliminary list of specs dug up a while ago and another image of it. [via PocketNow]

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3.5-inch external touchscreen.
  • 3.2-inch internal touchscreen
  • Five-row QWERTY keyboard
  • 430MB of internal memory
  • 8GB microSD card
  • DLNA multimedia sharing
Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1.  Why do they insist on putting the D-Pad on the right?

    1. Agreed. It seems that phone manufacturers have never played a video game in their life. 

  2. I never really liked having dual displays.  I had an LG Voyager and enV Touch before I got my first Droid, and it just seemed like a waste to me.  I’ll take a slider over clamshell any day.

  3. I think mid-range smartphones like this have a pretty big market, but the problem with most we have today is the terrible operating systems that are fairly unintuitive and filled with crapware. Stock android would come across rather fresh and clean to mid-range users I would think, as long as there isn’t much bloat and manufacturer overlays are minimal and only improve needed features. I think LG’s Optimus line provides a good example of this.

  4.  Dosent look like a bad phone, dual screen done right  

  5.  LG really loves the clamshell design.

  6. Put the damn D-pad on the left where it belongs. It’s a thumb-board, not a keyboard.

  7. This would be amazing! Our audience would go crazy.  As a communicator for project Advanced Technology and Design Korea, I shared this with our audience through twitter (www.twitter.com/advancedtechkr) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/advancedtechKOR).  For more related content come visit project
    Advanced Technology and Design Korea’s blog (www.advancedtechnologykorea.com)   when you can. Have a good one!!

  8. I don’t get it. What is the point of two screens? Seems like a waste of battery to me. You can only look at one at a time. So why not only an inside screen? I mean, if one screen drains memory, damn, I can’t wait to see battery tests run on this thing.

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