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[Full Echo Review] One of Kyocera's first Android powered smartphones, the Echo was released in April 2011. Its unique dual screen form factor allows for "simultasking" or the ability to run and interact with two separate applications at the same time on separate screens. Both 3.5-inch TFT screens have a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. Inside the Echo is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM. It also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Echo news, reviews and videos:

  • by | March 22, 2011 5:29 PM

    Kyocera's Echo, the first dual-screen Android powered smartphone to hit the market was demoed at CTIA today, and we have some hands-on footage of the device. Thanks to the help of a free application called "Tablet Mode Extension" provided by Kyocera, homescreens, widgets, and applications can be split across both screens. The same set of buttons (home, menu, back) can be found on both screens, with the right screen's buttons becoming inactive while the device is in tablet mode. Also available is "Simul-Task" mode which allows running a separate app on each screen. While this provides a ...

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  • by | March 14, 2011 5:00 PM

    Sprint just unveiled the dual-screen Kyocera Echo back at the beginning of February, and now the company is ready to commit to a release date, announcing that the Android smartphone will be available on April 17 for about $200, with pre-orders opening a week from Saturday, on March 26. We were intrigued by the phone's concept when we gave it a hands-on look, and Kyocera certainly seems to have come up with a well-executed design. For a dual-screen phone, we were impressed it didn't weigh more, and the construction of the all-important hinge seemed suitably beefy. While functional, we did ...

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  • by | March 10, 2011 10:25 AM

    Sprint has yet to announce an exact release date for the Echo, though given that it has just passed the FCC, we might be getting closer to it hitting store shelves. The Kyocera Echo for Sprint is the first dual-screened Android phone. It allows you to use both screens for different apps, or both screens to stretch an app to a higher resolution view of the onscreen elements. Each display is WVGA resolution, which will provide you with a big windows of content when viewing the web, browsing email, and doing other tasks. When we went hands-on with the Echo at the Sprint event, the device felt ...

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  • by | February 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    The Sprint Kyocera Echo took us by surprise on many levels. Never did we expect a company--not exactly infamous for smartphones--to do something as radical as bring a "first" to the industry. Before we tell you what we think of the concept of a dual-display Android phone, let's talk about the Echo and exactly how it works. First, let's go over the hardware. The phone, as you might expect, is a bit of a tank. It has sharp edges, a very boxy design, and a rather thick profile. That said, it's not much thicker than (name your favorite smartphone slider). It's also a bit lighter than you would ...

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  • by | February 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    Unless you are a member of the media and were present at the Sprint event in New York, you didn't get a chance to see the official on-stage demo of the Echo, which is the first dual-screen Android phone. While we showed you plenty of hands-on coverage with the device, we also recorded the demonstration which was displayed on a massive model of the Echo. Here it is!

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  • by | February 8, 2011 1:33 PM

    Just as expected, Sprint and Kyocera revealed the Echo this evening at a New York City event, making it the first dual-screen Android smartphone. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse showed off a giant mock-up of the Echo, demonstrating the phone's unique construction. Rather than a clamshell design, like the dual-screened Nintendo DS construction, the Echo will always have one of its touchscreens exposed on the phone's exterior, letting you use it like any standard Android slate. When you need more screen real estate, that display hinges up and out, reminiscent of the mechanism in HTC's Desire Z. ...

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