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Kyocera Echo, Sprint's dual-screen Android smartphone first look

Gallery by Todd Haselton on Tuesday February 08, 2011.

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During a press event in New York City last night we had a chance to check out Sprint's new Kyocera Echo first-hand. This isn't just any smartphone, folks; the Echo has two displays that can be used at the same time to run different, or complimentary, applications.

The Echo runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and in its single-screen mode, it looks and feels like most Android devices. However, there's a second "Simul-Task Mode" that allows you to run each 3.5-inch LCD in tandem for a larger 4.7-inch screen. This allows you to browse email on one screen and surf the web on another, for example. Or it could also allow you to type on one screen while viewing the email you're typing on the other. It's a unique and fun experience.

Under its hood, the Echo has a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also has a 5MP camera for taking photos or recording 720p HD video. The device will ship with an 8GB microSD card.

Sprint expects the Echo to be available this spring and it will cost $199.99 with a new two-year Sprint contract.

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