Excerpt: Sprint announced that they would be releasing an industry changing smartphone, and the result was the Kyocera Echo. Featuring dual 3.5 inch LCD screens, the Kyocera Echo is an innovative approach to smartphones in the highly competitive U.S. market.
Kyocera Echo for Sprint review - multi-screen multi-tasking!
22 April 2011
Summary: Kyocera's Echo for Sprint is the first Android smartphone on the market to feature dual 3.5-inch touchscreen displays. The two can be used in tandem in a couple of ways, and offer a virtual 4.7-inch canvas for viewing apps when joined together. They can even be used to cool effect with special "simul-task" versions of some key Android apps like email and the browser.
Pros: Simul-task apps are awesome, interesting hardware design, huge "virtual" display, ships with spare battery
Cons: Poor call audio, limited simul-task support, awkward design, big and heavy, needs a spare battery
Summary: The $199 dual-screen Kyocera Echo is not just an interesting proof of concept or a gimmick; it's a dual-screen dynamo that delivers a truly unique and compelling multitasking experience that you won't find on any other handset today. If you're looking for faster download speeds, we recommend a 4G phone such as the HTC Evo Shift 4G on Sprint or the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon.
Pros: Innovative design, Compelling dual-screen software, Clear call quality, Long battery life in full-screen mode, Includes extra battery
Cons: No 4G and mediocre 3G Speeds, Bulky design, Screen-slide motion tricky to master, Short battery life in dual-screen mode