Kyocera Echo – Where Two Screens Mate

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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.

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4-in-1 Versatility

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
display simultaneously.

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
multimedia.

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Yes. It indeed looks sexy. Lets see what Kyocera’s put under the hood and over.

Features –

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
jack

10. A 1GHz Snapdragon processor

11. Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR

12. Digital compass, accelerometer,
proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating
(HAC): M4/T4

We are just left drooling. That screen estate is too tempting to let go off. What do you think?

Posted by Wordmobi