Sprint Announces Dual-Screen Android Smartphone – Kyocera Echo

David Blaine and Sprint has unveiled the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone, the Kyocera Echo which runs on the Android 2.2 operating system and has access to more than 100,000 apps in Android Market.

The Echo features two 3.5-inch touchscreen displays which allows users to view it in portrait mode when it’s closed, or like a tablet when it’s open and the screens are adjacent to each other. The smartphone is running Android 2.2 Froyo, but Kyocera has dedicated apps that work for the two screens like VueQue – a YouTube app that lets you watch videos on one screen while you queue up videos on the other.

Kyocera Echo smartphone also features a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally and 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and more.

Some other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS, 1GB memory, 8GB microSD card included, 32GB expandable memory, Full HTML Web browser optimized for dual-screen experience, GPS, Wi-Fi hotspot capability and a 1370 mAh battery.

Kyocera Echo users will have access to Sprint Zone, providing one-stop wireless account access, phone tips, news, a list of top apps plus TeleNav GPS Navigator, Sprint TV and Movies® and more.

Kyocera Echo comes with the VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other. Kyocera Echo comes with a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 mail rebate and a two years service agreement. This handset will be available for purchase from this spring.

Checkout the video demo below.


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