Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Mere hours after the official announcement of the dual-screen Kyocera Echo for Sprint, the carrier released official press materials about the exciting possibilities for the Echo. But before jumping into all the details, check out our hands-on and live coverage from the relatively exciting event featuring illusionist David Blaine.
While Sprint didn't pull the much expected 3D card off its sleeve, it did deliver an industry first with the Echo and now you can check out its first official appearance in Sprint's ad below. The ad calls on expanding your horizons and showcases the seven core apps optimized for dual-screen performance. Exciting as it sounds, the Echo is a pretty thick device. Just how thick? Take a look at the official press photos and compare them to the pictures we took of the handset at the Sprint event, and see for yourselves.
2. cornerofthemoon posted on 08 Feb 2011, 09:49 3 0
It would have been a far more attractive phone if they would have smoothed out some of the edges. The final design didn't have to be that clunky. Still I think it will get quite a cult following if they lower the price.
3. cornerofthemoon posted on 08 Feb 2011, 09:54 2 2
They should have eliminated those chrome "flaps" on the top and bottom. That would have made the phone seem less like a Pontiac Aztec.
14. jbash posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:39 0 1
funny how you compared it to a now discontinued car brand
4. TMax173629 posted on 08 Feb 2011, 10:00 1 1
what were the marketing people at sprint thinking? really verizon announces the I-Phone and they combat with a dual flip Kyocera?? someone apparently didnt think this out fully. I am really hoping a hands-on with this may change my mind.
5. db (unregistered) posted on 08 Feb 2011, 10:39 6 0
No matter what sprint comes out with people are gonna down play it. Unless sprint comes out with the iphone people will not like it... kudos for thinking outside the box, sprint will only release an upgrade from the evo when people with the evo are eligible to upgrade.
15. jbash posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:41 0 1
which will be in two years now that they have changed sprint premier upgrade benefits.
6. Tristann posted on 08 Feb 2011, 11:40 1 2
Wow... maybe Samsung Or HTC should of come out with the dual screen phone this is just plain UGLY!
7. Nine1Sickness posted on 08 Feb 2011, 12:01 3 4
This phone is going to self-destruct harder than the Microsoft Kin.
8. tkofkc posted on 08 Feb 2011, 12:16 5 0
I see a top 5 selling phone for Sprint. First gen phone are always a little rougher when they first hit the market but watch other carriers will be looking for a dual screen device. When you hold it its a large device and heavier than most but so was the EVO. People will be taken with the larger size and display, plus having a screen that can be dedicated to a large keyboard. Dual screen apps will be a huge driver also.
9. KEVIN69 posted on 08 Feb 2011, 13:01 2 2
Now our hopes are on hp-palm,sprint you fail...faillllllll
10. Shafeer posted on 08 Feb 2011, 15:03 3 0
Not bad idea and software but the design could have been more sleeker..
11. Napoleon posted on 08 Feb 2011, 15:09 1 1
PASS!!! Come on Sprint lets see a dual-core HTC EVO2 with something new to it!!!!
12. Boti95 posted on 08 Feb 2011, 17:04 0 3
THIS THING LOOOKS LIKE A DINOSAUR. ITS BIG, BULKY AND LOOKS HEAVY!
13. KrazyKenny (unregistered) posted on 08 Feb 2011, 22:16 3 0
I seem to be an Army of One but I like it. Ugly? It is certainly no uglier than say the Motorola Droid. Bulky? It does not appear to be any bulkier than any number of phones that have a physical keyboard and I will gladly give up the the keyboard for an extra display. Looks heavy??? Even with my brand new contacts I am unable to see heavy. It's a phone people, not a dumbbell. How the heck heavy can it be? Seems Sprint bashing all the rage these days but having suffered the price gouging, poor service, and poor coverage of AT&T I am thrilled to be with Sprint. I am due my preferred customer upgrade this spring and I plan on getting me one of them there Echos. I will do my best to keep my new Big, Ugly, and Heavy looking cellular device in my pocket when not in use as not to offend. Peace out..
16. tlang1064 posted on 11 Feb 2011, 00:47 2 0
I think its a great idea! Sure...it could be a more attractive phone (no big deal), but I think that the main people that are bashing it, are people who are just mad that the carrier they are with didn't come up with this brilliant idea 1st. Kudos for Sprint!!!