Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo on sale today at Sprint

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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Echo
  • Display 3.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1370 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

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...

3. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

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

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

8. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Verizons getting phone similar to droid x and bionic combined

5. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

6. captainqtp

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

9. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

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

7. captainqtp

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

11. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

12. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 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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