Last Updated: Aug 01,2011
Im not to sure if i would like it
Eh, I'd rather have a single large screen.
Not sure if its for me, but they did a pretty good job with it. Its got some cool features, too.
IMO it's already behind the curve and it's not even out yet.
Do we need 15 threads on the same thing?
This one has been closed and there is another one active.
i'm with you. is it neat...yeah. but why would sprint go for this dual screen feature and a 1ghz snapdragon when tegra dual cores are the future?
i would rather have more performance than more surface area. my two cents anyways. still holding to upgrade until sprint announces something more than dual screen :/
You obviously don't know what you are talking about if you seriously think Tegra2 is special they just did leap jump. But yes I do agree 2GS is no match for Tegra2 SoC's for now but fact is when HTC is dropping superior dualcore SoC's as they did have the profile but they didn't have any application in the market for it.
Far as this device goes I am impressed but as someone said I rather have bigger screen than this lol but this is nice specially the tablet mode.
ok, I name dropped with the Tegra brand, but what I was eluding to was the fact that dual core is on the horizon and other companies seem to have their eyes set on phones while sprint decided to go this route. neat, but I doubt this will be the next Evo or anything close to it for that matter.
I know lol I mean other than dual screen this is nothing special thats all. The tablet mode does have appeal to few which is why I myself found it impressing but ill stick to bigger screen. Evo(CDMA) was flagship for sprint due to post 2009 HD2(GSM) profile and ATM other than DHD(GSM) and TB(CDMA) nothing comes close in terms of 4.3" display that is, trust me I know I was one of the few people legally who owned the HD2 months before it came out in USA and we need more bigger screen once you use it you can't go back as its never the same lol.
I just bought a Kyocera echo yesterday, i was wondering if anyone out there knows if there are any forums for rom software i can put on this phone or at lease updates?
I am not having any luck finding any! I am just looking for something that would increase the font size, the font on this phone is terrible if you have bad eyes!
Any help would be awesome, i would really appreciate it!
good news: sprint promise a gingerbread update on august, will come sooner
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.
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.*
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
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