Sprint and Kyocera officially announced the Echo, the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. The device’s most notable feature is its dual 3.5 inch touchscreen displays, which are connected with a patent-pending “pivot hinge” to produce a 4.7 inch screen (800 x 960 resolution when opened).
Four Modes of the Echo:
- Single-Screen Mode with all the functionality of a single-display, touch-screen smartphone.
- Simul-Task™ Mode with two of the phone’s seven core apps runningconcurrently but independently on the dual displays – e.g. checking Facebook® via the browser on one screen while looking through a photo gallery on the other.
- Optimized Mode with both displays supporting a single, optimized app with complementary functionality and enhanced usability – e.g., composing e-mail on one screen with a touchscreen keyboard on the other; watching a YouTube™ video on one display while browsing and queuing additional YouTube videos on the other (with a preloaded Kyocera app called VueQue™); or viewing gallery images on one display while browsing image thumbnails on the other
- Tablet Mode with one application spread across both displays for a full 4.7-inch viewing area. Tablet Mode is ideal for viewing maps, videos, websites, detailed documents, and long lists on-the-go.
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.)
- Expandable memory; 8GB microSD™ card included; supports cards up to 32GB
- Full HTML Web browser supporting Flash 10.1, optimized for dual screens
- Corporate (Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
- Access to Telenav GPS Navigator, Sprint TV® and more
- Media player with 3.5 mm headset jack
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS
- Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating (HAC): M4/T4
- Extra battery included
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