Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo on sale today at Sprint
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?
1. Fanboys Suck posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:21 0
I just walked in and people are already buying this thing... remarkable. We'll see if this keeps up throughout the day.
2. JeffdaBeat posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:21 0
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...
3. heyitzme posted on 17 Apr 2011, 12:47 0
Definitely an interesting phone. I don't plan on going out and buying one. But I would love to play around with it.
4. Droid_X_Doug posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:07 0
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.
8. BobbyTaba posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:42 0
Verizons getting phone similar to droid x and bionic combined
5. luis_lopez_351 posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:15 1
Keeping the phone down is no Dual core or at least a 1.2-5Ghz and it uses Sprints old slow 3G -__-
6. captainqtp posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:32 0
If it was dual 800x480 screens, it would be a LOT more attractive... as is, the two screens combined are barely more than that.
9. BobbyTaba posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:44 1
each screen is 800x480 and 3.5 inches. so it has normal resolution and normal screen size
7. captainqtp posted on 17 Apr 2011, 13:33 0
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.
10. snowgator posted on 17 Apr 2011, 18:15 0
Seems like most of us are interested in the echo... we just do not want one. Kinda funny.
11. Fanboys Suck posted on 17 Apr 2011, 19:16 1
Kinda like a hot girl with serious emotional baggage...
12. sniperace posted on 18 Apr 2011, 06:44 0
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.