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Dual screens, Extra battery included, Swype keyboard, Multiple operation modes.
Dual WVGA Screen that can be used in tablet mode or separately, Collapsible for regular phone calls and to fit conveniently in purse or pocket, Slim in dual screen mode, but bulky folded up, Standard MicroUSB charge/sync cable, extra battery unit.
Dual high resolution displays that combine for a 4.7” tablet mode, Mostly vanilla Android experience, Comes with an extra battery and charger
Running two applications side by side is useful, Unique design and idea.
The Kyocera Echo has a one-of-kind design that offers two screens and the ability to use two applications at once. Call quality is acceptable and the smartphone is quick and responsive.
Gorgeous displays, Nearflawless software, Two screens truly are useful
Awkward to open, No 4G support, Only 500MB builtin memory, Runs older Android 2.2 OS
“The line” of the dual screen, Android. 2.2 makes it yesterday’s news, As does it’s single 5MP rear facing camera, Not 4G, Battery life, depending on if you’re a heavy user or not (but at least you get a backup battery)
Lag, lag, lag, You can’t do much with two displays for now, Battery life is awful, Call quality is poor, Build materials and design could be better, Very high price point
Hardware feels gimmicky, Dismal battery life.
The Kyocera Echo's design entails some usability quirks and we're concerned about long-term durability. The feature set is pretty average, it lacks 4G, and you'll have to wait for an upgrade beyond Froyo.
A tad chunky, No WiMAX, Poor SimulTask app selection
By ConsumerSearch on November 01, 2011
The Kyocera Echo is an Android smartphone with dual 3.5-inch screens. From the outside, CNET's Kent German says "the Echo is just a chunky, angular touch-screen handset." But when opened, the smaller screens combine to form a 4.7-inch display that...
By GadgetReview on July 23, 2011
For me, a full blown tablet is nice real estate wise, but it can be tedious to type on. By contrast, a smartphone is nice and handy for thumb pecking out email and posts to Facebook, but the screen is so darn small. Would there could be something in...
By Mobility Site on May 28, 2011
When we first got the Echo, our first thought was that it’s really quite bizarre. Now that we’ve used it for a while, we actually think Kyocera came up with something pretty awesome. The combined resolution of the two screens is great, and...
By HotHardware on May 06, 2011
Certainly the Kyocera Echo's dual-screen design is the most unique and attention-grabbing feature of the phone. By using dual displays, the phone is able to offer a user experience that's different from any other phone we've reviewed to...
By Android Central on May 06, 2011
I had a lot of fun playing with and reviewing the Echo. I'm a sucker for things that bring something new, and I got my fill with this one. I can deal with active battery management, and I can deal with the little things. I just can't deal...
By MobileWhack on April 29, 2011
We’ve got a new phone for you today–and it’s pretty new, too; only just emerged. It’s the Kyocera Echo, but will Sprint’s new phone have the goods to compete effectively in a market that’s positively thick with cell...
By Pocketnow on April 26, 2011
The million dollar question is: Are two screens better than one? The answer, in the form of the Kyocera Echo, is no. While the idea is interesting, and while it's true that studies have been done to prove that in the case of desktop computing, two...
By infoSync World on April 19, 2011
The world's first dual-screen smartphone is here! Read our full Kyocera Echo review.Kyocera Echo Report The dual-screen Kyocera Echo was not the phone we had originally imagined. We thought Sprint would be unleashing a 4G Android 3.0 powerhouse back...
By Phone Arena on April 18, 2011
There is a lot to like about the Kyocera Echo, and the phone no doubt suffers from the “first” plague. We applaud Kyocera and Sprint for spurring innovation so we can’t be too hard on the Echo, and with the first dual-display device...
By PCWorld on April 13, 2011
Aside from having a larger area for Web browsing, the Echo doesn't seem to benefit greatly from having two screens. Most of the time, the second screen on the Echo feels like a bit of a gimmick. A physical keyboard might have been a better use of...
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