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Default Kyocera Echo Android 2.3.4 upgrade

August 1st

Kyocera Echo Phone | Dual Touch Screen Phone | Kyocera Echo Android smartphone

Android 2.3.4 upgrade (Gingerbread) features:
An upgrade to the Sype 3.0 virtual keypad, with Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List (predictive text)
An improved Downloads application, offering easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application
Pinch-to-zoom in Browser, Gallery, Maps, & Sprint Navigation
Internet calling over Wi-Fi
A Near Filed Communications (NFC) Reader to interact with posters, advertisements, products, etc.
Echo Mode
A customized app from Kyocera that helps users manage battery life on their devices. User can pre-set a point (Based on percentage of battery charge remaining) at which their phones will go into low-power-consumption mode. When in Eco Mode, Echo automatically will change various settings - chosen by the user - to conserve power, including Screen Timeout, Display Brightness, Wallpaper, Auto-Sync, Hpatic Feedback and Auto-Rotate Screen.*

Echo Highlights
Dual-3.5" WVGA Touchscreen – combine to form a 4.7" display
Three Phone Positions
Closed – pocketable format, instant access to touchscreen
Open Tilted – for convenient table top viewing of pics and videos
Open Flat – a 4.7" large display
Four Operating Modes
Single-Screen Mode – with all the functionality of a single-display touchscreen Android smartphone
Simul-Task™ Mode – with two of the phone's seven core apps running concurrently but independently on the device's dual displays
Optimized Mode – with both displays supporting a single, optimized app with complementary functionality and enhanced usability
Tablet Mode – with one application spread across both screens for a full 4.7" viewing area
Patent-pending pivot hinge – lightweight yet ultra-durable super copper allow hinge
5 MP camera with flash, autofocus and and 720p HD camcorder
Apps & Messaging
Google™ mobile services including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™, instant message, Gmail™, YouTube™ and synchronization with Google Calendar™
Full HTML Web browser and Google search, optimized for dual-screen experience
VueQue™, a pre-loaded app that lets users watch a YouTube™ video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other
Corporate (MS Exchange Active Sync) and personal (POP & Imap) email access
Messaging – personal and business email, Google Talk™ instant message and text messaging
Sprint Zone™ one-stop wireless account access, phone tips, news and more
Access to Telenav GPS Navigator, Sprint TV® & more
Camera and Camcorder
5 megapixel camera with zoom for incredible high quality shots
Dedicated side button – strategically placed, so there's no more fumbling to get the shot
Camcorder with instant video playback
Media player and high-quality video streaming
EV-DO rev. A dual-band digital (800 & 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
Wi-Fi hotspot capability (supports up to 5 devices)*
Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
3.5mm stereo headset jack
* Additional fees apply

Kyocera used a Super Copper Alloy and advanced structural analysis to create a three-dimensional hinge design so unique it has six patents pending and so tough it has come through repeated severe durability testing with flying colors.

Bluetooth® Profiles
HSP (Headsets)
HFP1.5 (Hands-free Car Kits)
A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth)
AVRCP (Remote Control Profile)
GAVDP (Generic A/V Dist. Profile)
OPP (Object Push Profile)
GOEP (Generic Object Exchange Profile)
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
Additional Features
MicroSD memory card slot (supports up to 32GB microSDHC cards)
3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) with peak download speeds of 3.1 mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps: average download speeds between 600 kbps and 1.4 Mbps
Digital compass
Virtual QWERTY keyboard
3-axis accelerometer
Light sensor
USB 2.0
Supports multiple languages (Engish and Spanish)
TTY/TDD support for the hearing impaired
HAC compliant (rating: M4/T4)
Alarm clock
Caller ID
Customizable Photo ID
Predictive Text input
N11 digital pulse dialing
Battery & Talk Time
1370 mAh Lithium ion battery
Talk Time: Up to 420 minutes (7 hours)
Times will vary based on user settings, feature use and network configuration.

Dimensions & Weight
Unit Dimensions 4.5 x 2.2 x 0.7 in. (115 x 56.5 x 17.2mm)
Unit Weight: 6.8 oz. (193 grams)
Display Specs
3.5", WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) TFT (x2), 262K-color
Capacitive touch panel
CDMA 1x EVDO Rev.A, dual-band digital (800, 1900 MHZ)
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11 b/g)
1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD8650 Android)
Operational Temperature
-22° to 140° F (-30° to 60° C)
Included Accessories
(2) 1370 mAh Lilon batteries
Portable Battery Charger
AC Charger with USB Cable
8GB microSD memory card
Note: Eco Mode is available with the Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) upgrade.

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Just got the phone TODAY and tried to upgrade... and it worked PERFECTLY! Enjoying this update as it has allowed me to watch Crackle AND Netflix (manual install, not market installs) on it and watch perfectly!
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