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File this one under the "it had to be done" category: a dual screen Russian Android phone. And not just any dual screen Android handset; this baby has one screen on the front and one screen on the back. That's right, no flipping open, sliding, or anything of that sort, merely turn the device over and you're facing the other screen.

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Oh yeah, and it turns out that other screen is curved. While I fail to see the advantage in this, apparently Russian president Dmitry Medvedev did, for he seemed fairly impressed with the device when it landed in his lap (OK, his office). As far as specs go, it looks this device will pack:

  • an LCD front display
  • an E-Ink rear display
  • 4G connectivity (not sure if it's LTE or WiMax, though I would guess it's the former, since it seems to be a more globally accepted standard)
  • Android OS, though it isn't clear what version

Finally, the processor and RAM have not been announced, and pricing and availability are of the same mysterious variety (though the video does imply that the device will not be available sooner than May 2011).

Here is the video in all of its Russian glory:

Source: Recombu via MobileCrunch

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    OK, as a native Russian speaker, I have to first say: WTF - first Oprah, now the Russian president. This is too hilarious.

    2nd, I've read over some Russian comments on Youtube and started cracking up. I have to translate some of them here:

    "It's shaped like a boomerang, so that no matter how hard you try to throw that piece of shit out, it'll still circle right back."

    "It looks like the phone was sitting in his ass pocket."

    and it keeps going :-]

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Oh, and apparently the back is just a sticker. What a joke of a demo.

      • Serg

        Yeah that shit didn't work. It was a glorified piece of plastic. I don't understand what was the demo about? The cool shape?

  • Skippy

    Looks like Russian phone designers are as talented as their automobile designers. LAME
    Can tell that guy only uses limos, and not Russian ones either.

  • John Doe

    Ummmm is the back e-ink? IF so I just jizzed myself.