[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 Brandon Miniman | 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!
by Stephen Schenck | 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. ...