Earlier this quarter, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from LG that revealed an elaborate design for a dual display smartphone. LG is far from being the first with this idea as we've already reported on such designs from Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and others. But LG understands that the next wave of smartphones in the not-too-distant future will focus on next generation mobile TV services. Considering that they're the number two TV vendor in the world at the moment, they have to view this as a potential long term threat. With Apple being the new TV Bogeyman in the wings, all of the leading TV vendors are a little on edge as to what flank Apple could attack them on. LG's killer app for this new smartphone design is without a doubt, mobile TV. They're simply not going to be caught flat footed in this all important market segment.