Kyocera has announced the ‘Echo’, a smartphone based on Android, promising true multitasking experience. No no, the current crop do Multitask, but it’s not a great experience. Two screens, twice the pleasure, twice as great an experience. Now, that’s embarrassing my humble dumble E-series phone. Totally. You can compose a mail and surf the web at the same time. Or, you can decide against it and instead have a full QWERTY on the second screen, with the Mail app on the other. This is what I call as ‘Touchscreen’isation of Slide-out keyboards.
– Single-Screen Mode – a fully functional single-display experience.
– Simul-Task™ Mode – choose 2 of the Echo’s 7 core apps and run one on each
– Optimized Mode – optimized apps let the dual displays complement each
other, like email on one and a full
virtual keypad on the other.
– Tablet Mode – dual displays act as a single oversized (4.7 inches diagonally,
800 x 960 pixels) display ideal for
Yes. It indeed looks sexy. Lets see what Kyocera’s put under the hood and over.
1. Two high res, 3.5” WVGA touchscreens.
2. Custom apps developed for Echo – 7 core apps, specially developed by Kyocera, ensuring great experience.
3. 5 MP camera, Flash and Zoom available. Also, it does HD recording.
4. Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, supports upto 5 devices. (802.11 b/g)
5. Comes with Froyo, probably will be upgraded to Gingerbread, or Honeycomb (considering it’s Tablet-like capabilities)
6. Full HTML Web Browser, support for Flash 10.1
7. Access to Corporate (Exchange ActiveSync) and Personal (POP/IMAP) Mail.
8. Access to Telenav GPS Navigator,
Sprint TV® and more
9. Media player with 3.5 mm headset
10. A 1GHz Snapdragon processor
11. Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
12. Digital compass, accelerometer,
proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating
We are just left drooling. That screen estate is too tempting to let go off. What do you think?
Posted by Wordmobi