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Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-On (video)

by Sean P. Aune | February 7, 2011February 7, 2011 5:26 pm PST

Sprint had their live event tonight to introduce the Kyocera Echo, and now we’ve gone hands-on with it.

How does it feel?  How does it respond?  Are the dual-screens worth it?  Our own Kristi Evans goes hands-on with the phone and gives us the low down.

Curious what all of the specs are?  Here you go.

Kyocera Echo Specs

  • Dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreens (4.7 inches diagonally and 800 x 960 pixels when opened)
  • Android 2.2
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650 Android)
  • Dimensions: 115.0 x 56.5 x 17.2mm, Weight: 193g (6.8 oz.)
  • Removable 1370mAh battery; includes spare battery (1370 mAh) with portable charger that can also tether to the phone as an external power supply
  • Memory: 1GB/512MB; 8GB microSD included
  • Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports cards up to 32GB
  • Digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability (supports up to 5 devices)
  • Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 5MP camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom and 720p HD camcorder
  • High-quality video streaming and downloads at 3G speeds
  • VueQue, a pre-loaded app that lets users watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other
  • Google mobile services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk instant message, Gmail, YouTube and synchronization with Google Calendar
  • Full HTML Web browser with Google search, optimized for dual-screen experience
  • Sprint Zone one-stop wireless account access, phone tips, news and more
  • Access to Telenav GPS Navigator and Sprint TV & Movies
  • Corporate (MS Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP & IMAP) email access
  • Messaging – personal and business email, Google Talk instant message and text messaging
  • Network – 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A) – peak download speeds of 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds 600 kbps – 1.4 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: (802.11 b/g)

What say you? Any interest in the Kyocera Echo?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...