Last night’s Sprint event in New York was closed to the public, but it’s now available for viewing on YouTube in three segmented videos totaling around 26 minutes. At the event, Sprint announced the Kyocera Echo, the first smartphone to feature two touchscreens. Not only does the phone allow you to use the two 3.5″ displays independently, but they can also be combined to form one large 4.7″ integrated display.
The concept is innovative and takes a fresh approach compared to currently available smartphones, however, the choice in processor (1st-gen Snapdragon) and the average amount of RAM (512MB) could cause consumers to look elsewhere. The Echo also has a 5 megapixel camera with flash (720p HD recording), 1GB of on-board storage, an 8GB microSD card, and it will run Android 2.2 Froyo. A specific release date was not mentioned, but Sprint will be shooting for a Spring release at a cost of $199.99. Watch the full announcement, minus David Blaine’s intro, below.
For a hands-on, press release, images, and more, check out our previous post on the Kyocera Echo.
Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint and Junzo Katsuki, Executive Officer of Sales of Kyocera, announce the new Kyocera Echo, the first dual-touchscreen smartphone.
David Owens, VP of Product Realization and Fared Adhib, Product Chief of Sprint demonstrate
features of the new Kyocera Echo.
Our hands-on video from CTIA: