Sprint Officially Announces The Kyocera Echo, Dual 3.5 Inch Touch Screens, Android 2.2, Available for $199
As expected, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the revolutionary Kyocera Echo Android smartphone tonight in NYC. The Echo sports two 3.5 inch touch screen displays and can combine to feature a 4.7 inch display (when measured diaganolly). Sprint is proud to coin the word Simultasking, which refers to using both screens running different apps such as checking email on one screen, while browsing your Facebook newsfeed on the other. This feature works with seven core apps such as messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, phone, gallery, contacts and VueQue.
In addition, in the Optimized Mode, the dual screens work together for a much better experience. For example, if you are typing an email, you can view the message layout on the top screen, while type on the virtual QWERTY keyboard on the other screen. Lastly, the Tablet mode allows the app to be displayed across both screens and would probably be most useful in viewing videos, pictures, and maps.
The Echo runs on Android 2.2, features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of onboard memory, Mobile Hotspot capability, 5MP rear facing camera, 720p video capture, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS. You can find all of the specs for the Echo here.
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