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    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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    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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    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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    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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