Dual-display doesn't mean it's dual-core, though. The Kyocera Echo is powered by a 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset, the same one that is in the HTC EVO 4G, which is getting a bit tired, compared to the dual-core silicon of late. It is precisely this arrangement we wanted to test, since it seemed perfectly adequate to light up two mid-sized screens at once, despite its age.
We did a quick Quadrant test on the Kyocera Echo, and the 810 score we got was below the 900+ ones of the stock Samsung Galaxy S, for example, but about the norm for a first-gen Snapdragon chipset, so the only thing we are worried about now is the battery life in everyday usage. We'll know pretty soon, it is supposed to launch April 17th on Sprint for $199.99.
Dual-display doesn\'t mean it\'s dual-core, though. The Kyocera Echo is powered by a 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset? Single-core doesnt meant it should be under 900~ my milestone 2 can score up to 1300... not high, just more impressive then this... brick
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 6:41 AM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
stock software for a new type of phone isnt going to be fully optimized. Just like the crappy galaxyS scores they mentioned. With a little bit of XDA hackery the phone will get better.. though they better have some killer apps to make peeps want to buy this phone.
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 7:39 AM 1
Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011
I think of lot of existing apps will be able to be optimized fairly easily to take advantage of the dual screens. It's not like thousands of apps would have to be written from scratch, so I'm optimistic.
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 10:23 AM 1
Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010
If this phone wasn so cheap and wasnt made by kyocera it would be preety cool
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 1:36 PM 1
I predict sizeable price drops a month after this phone is released. It will probably get decent sales after that for those who want Android, need an upgrade, thinks the dual screen thing is cool and don't want to spend alot of dough.
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 4:20 PM 1
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