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.
|Manufacturer||Kyocera Communications, Inc.|
|Availability by Region||United States April 17, 2011(Sprint)|
|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|
|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|
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". When using the device, the screens can be used in four modes:
- Tablet mode, where the two screens form one 4.7" image.
- 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.
- "Simul-Task" mode, where one application will run on the top screen while a separate application runs on the bottom screen.
- Single-Screen mode, where the device is folded and the bottom screen is concealed, making only the top primary 3.5-inch screen usable.
- Kolakowski, Nicholas (14 March 2011). "Sprint, Kyocera Set Date for Dual-Screen Echo Release". eWeek.com. Ziff Davis Enterprise Inc. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- Sprint Echo
- Nilay Patel, Sprint's Kyocera Echo dual-screen Android phone announced, we go hands-on, 7 February 2011