Kyocera Echo, The Nation’s First Dual-Touchscreen Smartphone Launches April 17 Exclusively On Sprint
Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced availability of Kyocera Echo, the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone, on April 17 in all Sprint retail channels and on the web. The device will sell for $199.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.
Kyocera Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a three-dimensional “pivot hinge” that enables the two displays to operate independently, side-by-side or combined to form an oversized 4.7-inch (diagonal) integrated display.
Kyocera Echo operates on the Android 2.2 operating system and has access to more than 150,000 apps in Android Market.
- Sprint’s nationwide 3G network and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
- Wi-Fi hotspot capability, which supports wireless connections for up to five devices
- 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and digital zoom
- 720p HD camcorder to quickly capture those on-the-go memorable moments
- Corporate (Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) e-mail, IM (Google Talk™), text messaging
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 (+ EDR)
- Full HTML Web browser with Google Search™
- 1 gigabyte (GB) of onboard memory and an 8GB microSD™ card for the external memory card slot, which supports cards up to 32GB
Sprint is offering customers a unique opportunity to reserve Kyocera Echo for purchase. Through the reservation process, customers will be able to reserve their devices online, pick them up in a Sprint Store, and receive the full retail experience, including Sprint’s Ready Now service. Customers can reserve their Echo for purchase at www.sprint.com/echo beginning Saturday, March 26, while supplies last. Customers who reserve Kyocera Echo will be able to complete their purchases beginning at 9 a.m. ET on March 26, and must complete their purchases no later than April 14 at 9 p.m. ET. The devices will be available for pick up on April 17.