Kyocera Echo on the Fringe of stardom

Kyocera Echo on the Fringe of stardom
While the Kyocera Echo may not be everyone's cup of tea, its dual-screen capabilities were recently put to good use on an episode of Fox's Fringe. Thanks to the twin displays, the Echo helped the Fringe team pull up a set of security blueprints to an opera house.

The show takes place in 2026 which makes us wonder if the Fringe team was so busy that they didn't bother to upgrade the device to Watermelon.

source: Engadget

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1. JaimeCarlos

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

Now that's advertising! Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation, and marketing is what you do when your product is not so good. - "There is more similarity in the marketing challenge of selling a precious painting by Degas and a frosted mug of root beer than you ever thought possible" -

5. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

What a stupid statement. So any product anyone has ever heard of because of marketing is not good? Last I checked, most companies want to sell more of whatever they provide, and marketing helps do that. I saw a Mercedes commercial in a magazine today.... they must be desperate eh?

12. JaimeCarlos

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

Don't take it literally. I was just making an statement based in a good read and study of Edwin Herbert Land (scientist and inventor, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation) and Adolph Alfred Taubman (described by CBS News as a "legend in retailing"). You are correct indeed, but my comment was focused in Kyocera Echo's lack of success. So it was a statement based on circumstances and applied as a relative truth. Anyway, thanks for your observation, next time I'll try to write it clearer.

21. E unregistered

Sounds like BaiGanyo needs to read a book!

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I see sooo many TV shows with "cleaver product placement", I can not understand why it would bother anyone any more. It is kind of a sport- can you name the phone they show as "The Mentalist" gets a call, can you name the Tablet as the "Criminal Minds" team gathers around the conference table...

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

as a faithful mentalist watcher, i have never seen product placement of phones... they product place cars a lot... and i think tv shows focus on the cars more than electronics... there

2. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha watermelon... im pretty sure thats wp7... wudnt it be waffles?

3. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

what is fringe? lol

7. fringefan unregistered

Its a TV show on Fox every fridays. It's quite amazing

10. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

not nearly as good as LOST though

13. JaimeCarlos

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

It would have been hell of funny if some smartphone appeared on LOST :)

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha ya the others wud definitely whip out a droid

16. NorCal unregistered

"hell of"? Damn... I suppose you are not from Northern Califronia. It is Hella. Try Again

17. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Its actually Plenty, Very or a lot B.t.w. Use proper grammar if your going to reflect Northern California instead of making us look ghetto like your personal self. P.S. i Know what fringe is, But it seems that its rating are going myspace lol.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

anyways nobody says norcal... its all about socal

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

South California really??? the reason California is in Debt because of Stupid L.A. and San Diego (Crime, illegal immigrants, corrupt people)??? Wheres your Brain???? PLUS without North Cal where would all your water come from(California water comes from the northern Sierra Mt.'s because the stupid ass Southern Mt.'s are protected and you hardly have mountains, mostly dry deserts)? where would all your food come from(Most food comes from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley excluding your polluted Berkly Fresno and other crappy farms South cal has) where would all your Equipment come from (Most of the exports from Other places come to the Bay area, SF SJ Oak. Because again L.A. and San Diego ports are protected for Tourist) and Guess How does California make money??? By Exporting Food from the Valley and Technology From the Bay area not your stupid Hollywood movies. Also did you Know Norther Cal Tried to Separate Ourselves from the southern part(Its called Compromise of 1850). We tried 27 times but congress stopped us because your lame ass southern part was too dependent on us. I hope we do a 28th try and succeed and put you uneducated crime starters(Applys to all races in the south) out of business.

22. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Thanks for the history lesson?

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ya dude where would u be without la? and anyways its orange country for the win... but honestly, la IS california... and so if we did split, you guys would be exactly like oregon... how do u like oregon? cause i like malibu...

4. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Marketing is what you do whether your product is good or not.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

That would be funny if the "W" version of Android was Watermelon.

11. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

By 2026 I would think Sprint would of been bought out by Verizon

15. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I'm a Sprint customer and let me tell you something... I totally agree lol.

19. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I think its silly to be using a current smartphone on a show set in the future, that would be like a tv how set now using a phone from 1996...

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