Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint

Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint

Mere hours after the official announcement of the dual-screen Kyocera Echo for Sprint, the carrier released official press materials about the exciting possibilities for the Echo. But before jumping into all the details, check out our hands-on and live coverage from the relatively exciting event featuring illusionist David Blaine.



While Sprint didn't pull the much expected 3D card off its sleeve, it did deliver an industry first with the Echo and now you can check out its first official appearance in Sprint's ad below. The ad calls on expanding your horizons and showcases the seven core apps optimized for dual-screen performance. Exciting as it sounds, the Echo is a pretty thick device. Just how thick? Take a look at the official press photos and compare them to the pictures we took of the handset at the Sprint event, and see for yourselves.



source: Sprint


Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint

Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint
Kyocera Echo shows up in an ad, gets an official page over at Sprint




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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

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16 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

total fail

2. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 616; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

It would have been a far more attractive phone if they would have smoothed out some of the edges. The final design didn't have to be that clunky. Still I think it will get quite a cult following if they lower the price.

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 616; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

They should have eliminated those chrome "flaps" on the top and bottom. That would have made the phone seem less like a Pontiac Aztec.

14. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

funny how you compared it to a now discontinued car brand

4. TMax173629

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 01, 2011

what were the marketing people at sprint thinking? really verizon announces the I-Phone and they combat with a dual flip Kyocera?? someone apparently didnt think this out fully. I am really hoping a hands-on with this may change my mind.

5. db unregistered

No matter what sprint comes out with people are gonna down play it. Unless sprint comes out with the iphone people will not like it... kudos for thinking outside the box, sprint will only release an upgrade from the evo when people with the evo are eligible to upgrade.

15. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

which will be in two years now that they have changed sprint premier upgrade benefits.

6. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Wow... maybe Samsung Or HTC should of come out with the dual screen phone this is just plain UGLY!

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 893; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

This phone is going to self-destruct harder than the Microsoft Kin.

8. tkofkc

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

I see a top 5 selling phone for Sprint. First gen phone are always a little rougher when they first hit the market but watch other carriers will be looking for a dual screen device. When you hold it its a large device and heavier than most but so was the EVO. People will be taken with the larger size and display, plus having a screen that can be dedicated to a large keyboard. Dual screen apps will be a huge driver also.

9. KEVIN69

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2009

Now our hopes are on hp-palm,sprint you fail...faillllllll

10. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Not bad idea and software but the design could have been more sleeker..

11. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

PASS!!! Come on Sprint lets see a dual-core HTC EVO2 with something new to it!!!!

12. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

THIS THING LOOOKS LIKE A DINOSAUR. ITS BIG, BULKY AND LOOKS HEAVY!

13. KrazyKenny unregistered

I seem to be an Army of One but I like it. Ugly? It is certainly no uglier than say the Motorola Droid. Bulky? It does not appear to be any bulkier than any number of phones that have a physical keyboard and I will gladly give up the the keyboard for an extra display. Looks heavy??? Even with my brand new contacts I am unable to see heavy. It's a phone people, not a dumbbell. How the heck heavy can it be? Seems Sprint bashing all the rage these days but having suffered the price gouging, poor service, and poor coverage of AT&T I am thrilled to be with Sprint. I am due my preferred customer upgrade this spring and I plan on getting me one of them there Echos. I will do my best to keep my new Big, Ugly, and Heavy looking cellular device in my pocket when not in use as not to offend. Peace out..

16. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

I think its a great idea! Sure...it could be a more attractive phone (no big deal), but I think that the main people that are bashing it, are people who are just mad that the carrier they are with didn't come up with this brilliant idea 1st. Kudos for Sprint!!!

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