Docomo has unveiled a dual-screen smartphone, the Medias W. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1MP camera and runs Android 4.1. It will be released in April 2013.
“This is the MEDIAS W. Ordinarily, you use it folded up, like a regular smartphone. When you want to look at a picture or map, it can open up to become a 5.6 inch screen. So you can read maps or browse the Web easily, and it makes text entry easy, too.”
“Let’s display a map. It’s shown on both screens, like this, so you can check your map on a big screen. Although there’s a line in the middle, you can pinch and zoom across the two screens. You can also show a different Web site on each screen.”
“As the LCD screens fold on the outside, you can put the phone down and look at it, so you can see this side and that side.”
“The keyboard is very easy to use, like with a tablet. When you turn the phone on its side, the whole bottom screen becomes the keyboard, so typing is just as easy. Because the MEDIAS W makes it very easy to enter text, we think this model is really convenient for customers who enjoy social media.”