Sprint Kyocera Echo Startup Sequence [EXCLUSIVE]

March 26, 2011
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Whilst having another look at the Kyocera Echo at the Kyocera booth during CTIA 2011, we happened upon a unit that was switched off. Deciding to check to see if anything magical would happen if we switched the device on while filming, we hit the on button with our camera rolling. As it happens, it does indeed have a unique startup sequence, and now in this video you're going to get to see it! Apologies in advance for the undeniably horribly terribly screen full of fingermarks! Take it as a sign that a lot of people are pumped up about this phone.

This phone has dual 3.5-inch WVGA displays with a pivot hinge that allows them four modes of view: single-screen mode, simul-task mode (two different apps running at the same time, one per screen,) optimized mode (such as a keyboard on one half and email on the other, and tablet mode, which of course gives you what they're calling a 4.7-inch diagonal 800 x 960 pixel screen. But there's a big line in the middle!

As for the everyday specifications, there's a 5-megapixel camera on the back that can record with 720p HD video camcorder and a single flash, Android 2.2 Froyo inside, and a mobile hotspot with up to 5 connections to devices for some sweet 3G data speeds. It's got a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth 2.1, Telenav GPS, Flash 10.1, and an extra battery included - so that you don't have to go out and purchase a big fat battery to power this double dose of display.


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  • The__word

    This is high school quality writing. Might want to start writing like a grown-up.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      might want to learn how to speak in full sentences if you’re going to tell someone to improve their writing

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Actually, those are full sentences – both of them include a subject and a verb (though the subject of the second sentence is implied).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1815694091 Robert Ray Dunn

      Is there something wrong with this writing? It has personality to make it more readable. Have you read anything from bobertstech.blogspot.com? It was written by me, a high school student. I use Slashgear and Android Community as a role model.

  • Jon

    Personally this phone is utterly unimpressive, if I had an upgrade I would save it for something else. It’s just an android with 2 screens. It also looks fragile. I’m happy with my Evo…

    Ps. My disappointment may also come from, the fact that Sprint hyped this phone to be evolutionary and it just ended up being a humhum device. The Evo 3d seems much more promising though it’s not really revolutionary either, but I rather save mpy upgrade for that or the HTC Shift.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      I agree with you Jon, I’ll definitely take a look at the phone once we’ve got a review unit on hand, but the skepticism is running high over here.

  • Jon

    Personally this phone is utterly unimpressive, if I had an upgrade I would save it for something else. It’s just an android with 2 screens. It also looks fragile. I’m happy with my Evo…

    Ps. My disappointment may also come from, the fact that Sprint hyped this phone to be evolutionary and it just ended up being a humhum device. The Evo 3d seems much more promising though it’s not really revolutionary either, but I rather save mpy upgrade for that or the HTC Shift.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

    Android Community needs to stop posting “exclusives” that anyone could have noticed (i.e. every other CTIA attendee could have visited Kyocera’s booth and powered on the Echo). It’s almost as ridiculous as that Costco XOOM article (http://androidcommunity.com/motorola-xoom-at-costco-photos-price-contracts-exclusive-20110303/).

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      You could have, but you didn’t.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        If I had, I wouldn’t call it an “exclusive” – in fact, it probably wouldn’t even qualify as post-worthy material by Android Police’s standards.

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        I try not to dictate what is and isn’t “worthy” of a news bit.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Perhaps you should consider doing so – it really improves the blog’s overall quality.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Perhaps you should consider doing so – it really improves the blog’s overall quality.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Perhaps you should consider doing so – it really improves the blog’s overall quality.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Perhaps you should consider doing so – it really improves the blog’s overall quality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThaDynasty2049 Brent ThaDynasty.

    Hmm…Another FAIL for Sprint huh.