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Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo on sale today at Sprint

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Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo on sale today at Sprint
The dual-screen Kyocera Echo is being launched today by Sprint. The device got off to a poor start when the Sprint faithful gave it a lukewarm reception when it was introduced. Back then, Sprint customers were hoping for the announcement of a high-end Android device and were taken back by the unique device they were shown.

The Kyocera Echo does have some meat on its bones-a 1GHz Snapdragon chip is on board, a 5MP camera on back, and Android 2.2 under the hood. The display is where the action is, however. Two 3.5 inch screens can be used in various combinations including as a single 4.7 inch display. Both screens have a 480 x 800 resolution.

Sprint is offering the Echo for $199 after a $100 rebate and a signed 2-year pact. Will the phone get a better reception from Sprint customers now that it has been launched?

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:21

1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I just walked in and people are already buying this thing... remarkable. We'll see if this keeps up throughout the day.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:21

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Definitely don't think this will be a smartphone revolution...but it does have some function. It's kind of cool to have the function of doing more than one thing and having it displayed on two separate screens. Watching a movie and wanting to look up information about it without leaving the movie itself. Same could be done with email... But this phone is going to need a ton of Android augmentation in the future since it looks to be completely customized by Kyocera. Hopefully, they stay on board with support...

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:47

3. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


Definitely an interesting phone. I don't plan on going out and buying one. But I would love to play around with it.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:07

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Well since it is looking like the Bionic has crashed and burned, I wnder when Sprint will be selling the EVO 3D? That is what I am interested in from Sprint.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:42

8. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Verizons getting phone similar to droid x and bionic combined

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:15 1

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Keeping the phone down is no Dual core or at least a 1.2-5Ghz and it uses Sprints old slow 3G -__-

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:32

6. captainqtp (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


If it was dual 800x480 screens, it would be a LOT more attractive... as is, the two screens combined are barely more than that.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:44 1

9. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


each screen is 800x480 and 3.5 inches. so it has normal resolution and normal screen size

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:33

7. captainqtp (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


lol strike that I read a spec sheet last night that said it was comining for 480x960 or something along those lines.... just noticed in the article both were 800x480.... that's great.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 18:15

10. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Seems like most of us are interested in the echo... we just do not want one. Kinda funny.

posted on 17 Apr 2011, 19:16 1

11. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Kinda like a hot girl with serious emotional baggage...

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 06:44

12. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


lol...That was a good one!....At least the chick we would all still do. But i have a funny feeling this phone may really sell a few ... stop and think how many people bought a Side Kick.

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