Sprint has announced that the dual touch screen Kyocera Echo will be launched on the Now Network on April 17th. Pre-orders will being March 26th with the Echo going for $199 with a two year contact. Current Sprint users will also be able to purchase the phone through their eligible upgrade option. To celebrate the first dual screen Android phone, Sprint is hosting a "Duel for Dual" promotion where Android fans will have the chance to compete for a free Echo of their own (I wonder if the 2 year commitment comes with it).
In recent years we have seen a huge boom in the mobile gaming industry with the introduction of smartphones. Games played on a phone are no longer simple and just puzzle games but full, immersive, and graphically impressive that are very similar to games on dedicated devices such as the PSP or Nintendo DS. According to a new report from the researchers at Interpret, users are abandoning their dedicated systems for gaming on smartphones.
What you’re looking at here is the Lifetouch by NEC. It bears a striking resemblance to the Nintendo DS. This will be a 7-inch Android 2.1 tablet that should make its way into the Japanese market this October.
Android is making a strong showing at this years MWC. There has been a lot of different announcements about upcoming devices running our beloved OS. This for now is just a prototype by Texas Instruments pushing the OS even further than we imagined.