Kyocera Echo

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Kyocera Echo
Kyocera Echo open jeh.jpg
"Simul-task" mode
Manufacturer Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Availability by country United States April 17, 2011 (2011-04-17) (Sprint)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 115.0 mm (4.53 in) H
56.5 mm (2.22 in) W
17.2 mm (0.68 in) D
Weight 193 g (6.8 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU 1 GHz Snapdragon
GPU Adreno 200
Memory 8 GB microSD card; supports cards up to 32 GB
Battery Talk time: up to 7 hours
Display 3.5 in (89 mm), 800 x 480 px WVGA 262 K color TFT x2; 4.7 in (120 mm) total
Rear camera 5-megapixel, 720p video capture
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) hotspot, supports up to 5 devices; 3.5 mm stereo headset jack

The Kyocera Echo (sometimes referred to as Sprint Echo) is a smartphone manufactured by Kyocera of Japan, and distributed by Sprint in the United States. It runs the Google Android operating system. It was announced by Sprint on 7 February 2011, and released for sale 17 April 2011.[1]

It is unusual in having two 3.5-inch screens that, when juxtaposed in "tablet mode" create one 4.7-inch screen. Sprint claims it as the "first dual-screen smart phone".[2][3] When using the device, the screens can be used in four modes:

Hinge
  1. Tablet mode, where the two screens form one 4.7" image.
  2. Optimized mode, where each screen shows a different part of one application. For example, one can open up "optimized applications" on the device such as email, where the top screen shows a selected email message and the bottom screen shows the user inbox.
  3. "Simul-Task" mode, where one application will run on the top screen while a separate application runs on the bottom screen.
  4. Single-Screen mode, where the device is folded and the bottom screen is concealed, making only the top primary 3.5-inch screen usable.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kolakowski, Nicholas (14 March 2011). "Sprint, Kyocera Set Date for Dual-Screen Echo Release". eWeek.com. Ziff Davis Enterprise Inc. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Sprint Echo
  3. ^ Nilay Patel, Sprint's Kyocera Echo dual-screen Android phone announced, we go hands-on, 7 February 2011

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