Industry first dual-screen Android phone - Kyocera Echo

Discussion in 'Android News' started by aRsTwiX, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. aRsTwiX
    Offline

    aRsTwiX Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Sprint announces "industry first" at it's event today with the first dual-screen Android phone.
    Under the hood there's a 1GHz second-gen Snapdragon running Android 2.2. There's also a new dual-screen app manager, which is brought up by tapping the two screens simultaneously. Unfortunately, third party apps can't be run in any of the new modes and just fill the entire display for now -- Kyocera and Sprint say an SDK is coming shortly. Interestingly, the Echo doesn't really run the optimized apps simultaneously when you have two of them open -- it quickly switches them in and out of hibernation, even though they're both displayed on screen.

    Downsides? A 5 MP rear-facing camera with 720p video capture. And 3G only. Doesn't really catch the eye either.

    Industry first DS phone?

    What do you guys think?

    Source (Engadget)
     
  2. Jeremy556
    Offline

    Jeremy556 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +0
    [​IMG]
     
  3. cereal killer
    Offline

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,167
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +915
    Current Phone Model:
    Nokia Lumia Icon
    One of those screens can be used as a virtual keyboard. I'd like to see the next Droid 3 have a slider keyboard thats virtual. One never knows : )
     
  4. DaWolf85
    Offline

    DaWolf85 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    Interesting concept, failed execution.
     
  5. ilikemoneygreen
    Offline

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    AZ, Superstition MTNs!
    Ratings:
    +15
    i kinda like it. 2 apps at once? Like texting while playing game?
     
  6. aRsTwiX
    Offline

    aRsTwiX Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Apparently the simultaneous apps thing is pretty complex (probably because it's in early stages)

    They couldn't run a video and email at the same time.

    Weird?

    Also no pinch to zoom? I'm guessing it's just because it's early stages... hopefully. Or this is going to be a pretty sad phone.
     
  7. corman324
    Offline

    corman324 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    New York, Upstate
    Ratings:
    +0
    that could possibly be the ugliest thing ive ever seen. props for actually coming up with that idea BUT...

    i had a Kyocera phone and it was SOOOOO bad, i dont think i would buy one even if it was the coolest thing ever...terrible brand
     
  8. i can read
    Offline

    i can read Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    This thing looks pretty much like a DS with a Sprint Symbol
     
  9. GDP
    Offline

    GDP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    How so you make a call with it? Do the two screens close against each other and theres a speaker on the other side? Or what?

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  10. aRsTwiX
    Offline

    aRsTwiX Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is probably one of the worst phone maker of any phone I've owned, but still it's a good concept. Imagine the possibilities of a dual-screen dual-core 4G phone. Talk on the phone while looking at Google Maps to send a email giving the directions all at the same time.

    If a um... good? company makes a phone with the same concept it could be extraordinary!
     
  11. Detonation
    Offline

    Detonation Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +6
    A virtual slider keyboard? All the bulk of slide out keyboard and all the inaccuracy of virtual keyboard? Sounds like the worst of both worlds.
     
  12. aRsTwiX
    Offline

    aRsTwiX Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Little bit more news from AndroidCentral

    The 2 screens are both 3.7" and can be folded into one 4.7" screen.
    1GB onboard memory with 8GB microSD card
    1370 mAh battery
    WiFi: 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR

    Still not impressed. Anyone else perhaps hoping for the same concept from a better brand with a better execution?
     
  13. champaned_out
    Offline

    champaned_out Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ratings:
    +4
    i lost interest once i read kyocera....
    also 1370mAh seems small considering theres two screens
     
  14. 04CiviCon20s
    Offline

    04CiviCon20s Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Meffa, MA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Coming from Sprint, Am not surprised by this..They need to keep thinking along the lines of the EVO4 (come up w/new features)and they "MIGHT" still be considered a wireless Co:icon_eek:
     
  15. Big Ry
    Offline

    Big Ry Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,299
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    Ratings:
    +10
    X2

    Still had to read the thread for a good laugh though

    Sent from my DROID2 using Tapatalk
     
Search tags for this page
dual screen phone verizon
,
kyocera echo speaker problem
,

kyocera echo verizon

,
verizin double screen phone
,
verizon dual screen phone