Sprint’s Kyocera Echo: A Quick Glimpse Of The Dual Screen Smartphone.

The Kyocera Echo on Sprint’s network is the first dual screen Android smartphone to be sold in the United States. The Echo’s dual 3.5-inch WVGA screens can be combined to form one giant 4.7-inch display when the phone is in tablet mode. Kyrocera’s Echo features a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 with access to more than 10,000 apps. The Echo includes an 8GB microSD card and supports cards up to 32GB. A 5 MP camera with flash, autofocus and 720p HD camcorder also come on this new smartphone from Kyocera and Sprint.

The Kyocera Echo comes loaded with several Google apps and messaging tools. Each Echo includes Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, instant message, Gmail, YouTube, and synchronization with Google Calendar. There is a full HTML Web browser with Google search, which is optimized for the dual-screen experience. VueQue, a pre-loaded app that lets users watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing, and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other screen is included on the Kyocera Echo. The smartphone is also capable of handing corporate and personal email as well as Google Talk instant messaging and text messaging. Echo provides a media player for music and high quality videos. SprintZone, Telenav GPS, and Sprint TV & Movies come standard on the Kyocera Echo as well.

According to Kyocera’s website, Kyocera used a Super Copper Alloy and advanced structural analysis to create a three-dimensional hinge design so unique it has six patents pending and so tough it has come through repeated severe durability testing with flying colors. The screen resolution is 800 X 480 pixels, WVGA 262K-color TFT (x2). Kyocera claims the Echo can go to up 7 hours of talk time, but of course this depends on settings and how much the dual screens are used. The Kyocera Echo weighs in at 6.8 ounces and has an overall size of 4.5 x 2.2 x 0.7 in. Check out Kyocera Echo’s website for more information and visit Sprint.com or a Sprint Authorized Retail dealer near you to get your new Kyocera Echo.

Updated: May 14, 2011 — 5:26 pm

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