Beginning this Sunday, April 17, consumers will be able to enjoy the unique, innovative handset that early reviewers are buzzing about. Power users, multitaskers, Web browsers and social networkers alike, can get their hands on Kyocera Echo starting this Sunday for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade in all Sprint channels, including Sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1 and national retail partners including Radio Shack and Best Buy.
Early reviewers are raving
Well respected media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNET, LAPTOP, Engadget and Boy Genius Report have started to roll out their reviews praising Echo’s innovation and ability to bring out an entirely new form factor in the crowded Android space. Early reviewers even tweeted that “Kyocera Echo lives up to the hype!” Below are some additional thoughts on the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone:
“Sprint’s Kyocera Echo is a brand new concept in the mobile space. It’s innovative, and it’s bold. Using two displays that connect together to form one large touch surface, you’re able to interact with your handset in a way that’s never been possible before.” – Boy Genius Report
“What the Echo delivers is an entirely new approach to Android, and somehow, Kyocera has managed to add a second screen to the experience without flubbing the execution. The phone was as zippy as any Android phone in recent memory, and we never once felt that it was struggling to calculate for double the displays. The screens themselves were sharp and lovely to peer at, and thanks to the Tablet Mode Extension app, even everyday titles like TweetDeck and Facebook were given new life.” – Engadget
”In a world filled with Android phones that are all alike, the Kyocera Echo truly stands out. We hope more app developers design software that's optimized for the Echo's dual screens.” – LAPTOP
Featuring two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a durable, patent-pending Super Copper Alloy “pivot hinge,” Kyocera Echo allows users to use both displays independently, side-by-side or combined to form a tablet-like experience with 800 x 960 pixels in a 4.7-inch (diagonal) display. The device also folds up easily into a pocket-friendly single-screen configuration. A complete look at Echo’s unique features and functionality is available at www.echobykyocera.com or www.sprint.com/echo.
With the launch of Sprint ID in 2010 and the addition of Kyocera Echo, the first dual-touchscreen Android device, Sprint continues to offer innovative, industry-leading technology that is changing the way Sprint customers interact with Android and their wireless devices.