Posts tagged with: Kyocera
  • by | March 23, 2011 4:41 PM

    Kyocera is taking advantage of the 2011 CTIA wireless expo to demonstrate four of it's newest design concepts. A stark departure from the current trend, these designs seek to blur the lines between biology and technology, becoming more integrated with the individual holding it. Some of the designs appear to be rather unwieldy however, looking more at home in an art gallery rather than in your pocket. Emotive - "70% of how we communicate is through our non verbal body language. This means only 30% of our intended message is conveyed through telecommunications. Realizing the nuances of ...

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  • 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 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 | March 2, 2011 4:06 PM

    A couple weeks ago we caught wind of a Froyo update coming to the Kyocera-manufactured Sanyo Zio on Sprint. While that was happy news for Sprint users, the Zio also has a home on Cricket, where the software has been stuck at Android 1.6 since the phone's release (Sprint was at least already at 2.1 before this most recent update). Now those users are finally getting the Froyo love as well, since Cricket has started making its own update available. You'll need a WiFi connection to snatch the update, which comes as a series of three downloadable packages. Availability began on Monday, though ...

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  • by | February 17, 2011 6:23 PM

    If the insider Sprint update documents Android Central got its hands on pan out, not only do we have confirmation of the earlier rumored February 21 Froyo update for the Epic 4G, but also our first news on a Froyo update coming to a bit of an Android underdog, the Sanyo Zio. Both updates are scheduled to begin on the 21st, with the Zio maintenance planned to take place over the following five days. According to the Sprint documents, users should look for a three-part update and try to retrieve over WiFi if at all possible. Considering the Zio is still on Android 1.6 with Cricket, Sprint ...

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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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