Jun 16th, 2011

Say what you want about these whacky devices coming out lately, you can’t refute they’re unique and interesting. The latest is another dual-screen device, but not in the way you’d expect. It’s a slide-out physical QWERTY by LG without a name and with a secondary display between two sets of 4-row, 5-column keys.

At first glance, Pocket-lint, the gents who had the pleasure of taking the device for a quick spin, says the secondary display was primarily used as an apps shortcut tray, however they note that they don’t know if this is the only functionality granted by it.

The screen looks small enough where it wouldn’t be ideal for full-sized applications, but we wouldn’t be mad with an API for developers to feed additional content to that screen while their applications are running. It has a camera with flash on the back, is fairly thick and looks like it’ll ultimately be a phone headed for the mid-range crowd, coming in at $100 or lower on-contract.

The version Pocket-Lint played with was T-Mobile (UK) branded, but it’s possible the phone could make its way to other carriers, including some here in the US. In particular, Sprint is said to be bringing us an “LG Optimus Slider”, a phone that naturally sounds like it will have a QWERTY keyboard.

We can’t say for sure this is the same device, though, so we won’t. In any case, it’s an interesting looking phone and we are eager for more details from LG, whenever that may come. Find more photos and details at the source link. [Pocket-Lint]

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