Sprint today unveiled its new and eye-catching Smartphone Kyocera Echo at NYC Event, an Android phone with Dual touch-screen, the phone has two 3.5 480 x 800 touch-screen which can be unfolded and used as a single 4.7-inch 960 x 800 surface. Sprint is positioning this peculiar device as something between a modern smartphone and a mini-tablet.
The Android version on the device is 2.2 Froyo and also features 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and a 5MP camera. Unfortunately, it’ll only sport 3G bands, no WiMAX compatibility. You may be thinking how this dual screen is going to be utilized, see here The seven optimized apps can be run on each screen individually so you can have the browser up top and email below, and several of them include useful full-dual-screen views as well. There’s also a new dual-screen app manager that is brought up by tapping the two screens at the same time. But never think about a third party app as it’s not going to run on the device
Interestingly Kyocera and Sprint will soon release special APIs for developers that will let them develop varieties of app for the Smartphone.
You don’t have to keep the phone opened to use it, you can also use as single screened phone in folded mode making the phone user friendly. Battery life is expected to be about a day with a heavy use of both screens. And don’t worry about the battery life sprint is packing the device with an extra battery for the device with it for free.
Anyway we have to wait and see the how Kyocera Echo is playing in the market and the acceptance of customers when the Phone hits the market in this spring. The phone will set you back $199.99 on contract. Feel free to share your thoughts about the device below before you skip.
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