Who's in the market for a whack looking phone with some sort of flip-out hybrid keyboard-screen? You are? Then the LG Doubleplay is singing your song. Check this... thing... out:


Don't worry. I gagged, too.

The Doubleplay will most likely be a low-end phone, judging by the reported 320x480 display and weak 5MP camera. That doesn't keep it from being unique though, with a secondary LCD that will probably serve very little practical purpose embedded right in the middle of the keyboard. Still, there may be some sort of target audience for this device -- tweeners, perhaps? Smartphone newcomers? Honestly, I'm not sure that this phone is a good idea for anyone, let along smartphone first-timers.

Either way, if you happen to be one of the four people considering picking up this handset, the word on the street is that November 2nd for $150 with a two-year contract is the time and price for this little bundle of bizarre.

[Pocketnow, TMoNews]