Kyocera Echo is the world’s first Android dual-screen phone [PICS]

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    Kyocera Echo is the world’s first Android dual-screen phone [PICS]

    Everyone’s talking dual-core these days, but how many companies can lay claim to a dual-screen? Just one at the moment. Sprint today announced the Kyocera Echo, the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android device.
    The Echo represents Kyocera’s attempt to regain traction in the smartphone market., and the company will do it with a unique form factor. The phone allows users to see two 3.5-inch screens that can act independently or in conjunction with each other. Users can run one app in the top screen – like a YouTube video – and another app in the bottom screen if they want to tweet while watching a video. Kyocera calls this “simultasking” because it’s multi-tasking…simultaneously. Or someone can combine the two screens to display one app at the same time in a combined 4.7-inch display.
    A virtual QWERTY keyboard can appear on the bottom screen while the top screen runs apps as normal. Kyocera has made changes to Android to enable integration with the two screens and extra multitasking options. Developers will eventually get an API to help them take advantage of these features and think of new ways for their apps to “simultask.”
    Sprint plans to bring the Kyocera Echo, which runs Android 2.2, to customers this spring. The phone will retail for $189 on a two-year contract. The Echo will come with an extra battery to help deal with the additional power consumption of a dual-screen device.

    • Sprint’s nationwide 3G network and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)*
    • Wi-Fi hotspot capability, which supports wireless connections for up to five devices
    • 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and digital zoom
    • 720p HD camcorder to quickly capture those on-the-go memorable moments
    • Corporate (Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) e-mail, IM (Google Talk™), text messaging
    • Media player with a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
    • Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1 (+ EDR)
    • Full HTML Web browser with Google Search™
    • 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650 Android)
    • 1 gigabyte (GB) of onboard memory and an 8GB microSD™ card for the external memory card slot supporting cards up to 32GB
    • Voice and text prompts in both English and Spanish
    • Spare 1370 mAh battery





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    2 screens, and only 1370mAh battery?!?! Good thing they said there's a spare that comes with it! IDK... It's definitely unique, but I'm just not feelin' this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian View Post
    2 screens, and only 1370mAh battery?!?! Good thing they said there's a spare that comes with it! IDK... It's definitely unique, but I'm just not feelin' this one.
    I'm holding out for the 5 screen version!
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    Call me crazy but I kinda like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstafford1 View Post
    Call me crazy but I kinda like it.

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    IMO, that's what Android embodies... Different strokes for different folks. Though I'm dying to see a video of that hinge in action.

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    That hinge looks like a weak link.....
    Not leaving verizon for it, but I hope someone else tries this concept. This may be a better first attempt than some think. It says the extra battery is the 1370 mAh maybe the standard battery is more??

    Would like to see it in action though.

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    Very nice but the processor will also cause major battery drain. The snapdragon isn't known for being battery friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Very nice but the processor will also cause major battery drain. The snapdragon isn't known for being battery friendly.
    On DF I think they said its the Gen 2 snapdragon. So its a little more efficient. This thing would rock with a tegra 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstafford1 View Post
    It says the extra battery is the 1370 mAh maybe the standard battery is more??
    Very good point! Didn't think about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Very nice but the processor will also cause major battery drain. The snapdragon isn't known for being battery friendly.
    Actually the 2nd gen 45NM Snapdragon is quite power efficient... look at the battery life on the G2/MT4G. It's easily on par with the Hummingbird phones, though the 2 screens here is going to flat out murder the battery.

    Jstafford... you ninja'd me..LOL

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    I'm curious what type of screen it is. Its not listed. That will make a difference on how bad they kill the battery.

    Cool concept.....will judge execution when its released.

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