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

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


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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. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

eh who cares...

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

3. William13

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

4. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

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

7. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

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

5. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

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

6. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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!

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

9. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

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

10. CNachoz unregistered

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

11. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

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

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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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