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Kyocera Echo (Echo...Echo...Echo) to launch April 17th on Sprint for $199

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Kyocera Echo (Echo...Echo...Echo) to launch April 17th on Sprint for $199
When Sprint introduced the Kyocera Echo last month, the Android 2.2 device had the bad luck of being displayed to cell phone fans who were looking for something a lot more high end from Sprint than a dual-screen handset. Now the nation's third largest carrier will launch the device on April 17th for $199 with a 2 year signed contract and a Sprint smartphone plan.

The Echo's dual 3.5 inch screens come together to form one 4.7 inch display. One of the interesting things about the device is that two separate apps can be handled by each screen or select apps can be downloaded that would call for the two screens to work together. For example, using a mapping program with the dual screens could allow the user to track his progress on one screen while displaying real time weather or traffic on the other screen. Or a movie could be streamed to one screen while the other shows the exact script with dialogue or information about the stars in the picture.

Pre-orders for the Kyocera Echo will be taken by Sprint starting March 26th. You can reserve your unit by clicking on this link.

source: Sprint via Engadget

The dual-screen Kyocera Echo is heading for an April 17th launch on Sprint for $199

The dual-screen Kyocera Echo is heading for an April 17th launch on Sprint for $199


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posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:01 2

1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


eh who cares...

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:45 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5736; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Anyone want to hazard a guess as to when it drops to $49.99? My guess is within 3 months.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:49 2

3. William13 (Posts: 23; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why Droid_X_Doug has "Droid X" in his username? My guess is because he's a Verizon fanboy.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 01:03 3

4. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


I like the concept of this phone. If only it was dual core, 4G, gingerbread, and made by htc...

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 09:10

7. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


couldn't agree more. but we may end up seeing that as well....

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 02:58

5. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


is this a phone or a wallet? try again Kyocera...

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 07:15

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Not a bad concept. It's a bit before it's time though. It's too thick and the bezel is annoying!
It's worth another shot once bendable screens become available and they can make it a lot thinner!

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:58

8. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Kyocera? $200? I havent even heard of a kyocera since 05 when i had VM. Quite sad how some companies don't think logically with pricing. They might have had a chance with $99.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 12:13

9. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


The start of a lot of new dual touch screen phones..

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:33

10. CNachoz (unregistered)


this phone is FAIL.....Fail.....fail......

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:46

11. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


lol 1370mAh battery? enjoy the 40 min battery life.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 21:24

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i wonder if someone would put the time into creating Nintendo DS emulation for this form factor. now THAT would be interesting. o:

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