Dual-screen isn’t exactly a new idea – it is however a difficult one. The only phone that aimed for dual-screen functionality was the Kyocera Echo and that wasn’t exactly a stunning success. Well, Frog Design has decided to take on the challenge and they seem to be doing pretty well – they’ve just released prototype shots of their upcoming Imerj phone and it looks pretty good.
The Imerj boasts dual-4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen displays as its main features. These are combined with very impressive technical specifications. The CPU is a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP ARM-based processor and this is backed by 1 GB DDR3 RAM. As for internal storage, 32 or 128 GB of internal storage are your choice, along with the possibility of SDHC expansion included. It’s also got a 1750 mAh battery, AT&T 3G connectivity, and a 5-MP camera for photos or videos.
Powered by Android 2.3, it’s also got the software part of the phone handled. Android manages to support true multitasking and enables one screen to play games while the other one surfs the Internet. It also addresses the support aspect – any device that doesn’t offer more than the basics is doomed to failure. However, with Android’s access to several emerging app markets, this problem is removed.
Another great thing about the Imerj is its capacity to render three different things simultaneously on three different displays. It can show unique images on each of its dual-displays, plus, if docked to an HDTV, video playback is possible.
With all of these features, it’ll be interesting how the Imerj will do when it finally hits the market.