The Kyocera Echo (or Sprint Echo) is Sprint’s very own dual-screen phone, that resembles more of a Nintendo DS than something we use to call people with. The phone has two 3.5″ touchscreens, which can be combined to make one 4.7″ touchscreen to transform the phone into more of a tablet-form. Alternatively if you just want a phone you can use single screen mode.
The phone runs Android’s operating system and there are currently 7 pre-packaged apps available specifically for use with the dual screen. However, whether or not any other developers develop apps specifically for its dual screen depends on its popularity.
The Camera is 5MP with 720p video recording and has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes with a 8GB microSD and supports up to 32GB.
If you sign up for a 2-year contract with Sprint, you can get this phone for $200. However, we feel the phone looks bulky and the designers have tried to aim for something different that quite probably isn’t in demand. The phone does seem to have drummed up interest though so we’ll have to see how it goes.
Price: $199.99 plus 2-year Sprint contract
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)