The Android-based LG phone you are about to see is a pretty standard smartphone until the moment you slide out the QWERTY keyboard. There you'll find another touchscreen right in the middle of it. Awkward, isn't it?
Ok, this is not the first dual-screen LG smartphone with strange design we meet. A few weeks ago we informed you about the US Cellular headed LG Genesis. As a comparison it had a rather uninspiring hardware, with even less useful second touchscreen (it could have been made as a slider, that way the second screen wouldn’t have been needed).
Anyway, this fella here still has no name and was shown at an event held by Orange and Kineto Wireless in London. It was about Kineto's Smart WiFi solution and this LG handset was part of the demonstration.
The device has a big enough capacitive touchscreen (most probably WVGA) and a second touchscreen in the middle of the QWERTY keyboard. The guys over at Pocket-Lint had only a couple of minutes with the gadget and they couldn't find any other purpose of the second screen except the dedicated 8 shortcuts (two of them were customizable).
The mysterious LG handsets was a T-Mobile USA branded device and according to a previously leaked roadmap it might turn out to be FLIP II or Maxx Q.
the 2nd screen can be usefull for icons in word / excel applications. additional screen estate is always a welcome.
The second screen might be more useful in this arrangement. http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_kf600-2244.php
I say, this is totally cool... give the credits to LG, they always think out of the box, and also a big risk taker... but they are sure on the right track on the mobile industry