Premier Sprint subscribers can now get the Kyocera Echo before anybody else
0. phoneArena 15 Apr 2011, 10:09 posted on
Even though the Kyocera Echo is coming out on Sunday, Sprint's premier subscribers who are keen on the funky dual-screen smartphone can already purchase it through the carrier's online store before anybody else…
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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3759; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It's a cool idea, too bad the phone looks so bulky. An idea like this phone should have been done right. It should have at the very least 2 cores. Imagine one core per screen. Also they could have made this phone way thinner. I think this phone will flop. It has a lot of interesting features but it's such an eye sore & the performance is not on par with what is out right now. It's a novel idea with poor execution! It's a good attempt if it was the 2009-10 season. I will just wait till the Evo 3D.
2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
I saw the phone in person. This brick is a horrible piece of construction. I already see people coming in looking for replacement hinges. Also being sent with a spare battery is ridiculous.
3. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
vvelez5 why dont you read the review of the phone before mentioning the hinge issue. the phone will sell if the price was near the lower entry prices for low class android phones. otherwise it won't sell. period
6. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
I've read the reviews before they say the hinge is strong. I've also used it and held it in my hands and the hinge is not as strong as everyone says it is. It is stronger than what most people would expect coming from Kyocera but it will break and people will come in looking for replacement hinges. The phone is horrible.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I read a review of the Echo at Engadget, and they were very complimentary of it. If it can get some good early sales before Sprints heavy hitters come out, it might do very well.
7. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I hope Kyocera commits to this product and makes constant improvements in both software and hardware and reduces the cycle time to generation 2.0. This product has many of the elements of a disruptive product by changing the way we use a cell phone.