Two screens with a bunch of possibilities! Aaron takes a first look at the Kyocera Echo, the first Android phone with two displays for maximum viewing. It has a 1 GHz processor, dual 3.5-inch displays, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, and Android 2.2. Lock the displays together, and you have a mini tablet computer. It's a unique concept, but is it going to take off with Sprint customers, given its lack of 4G?

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Frank Zambrano
Frank Zambrano Hell nah waiting for the nexus s 4g and dreaming of sprint having the sensation
Dustin Taylor
Dustin Taylor No . Kinda cool concept but dont really trust the maker. HTC would have killed that thing and made it worth it. To much of a gap between screens.
Jp Morais
Jp Morais no
Tim Coghill
Tim Coghill No. What developers are really going to support it?
Jaevz Chavez
Jaevz Chavez No very bulky
Sambo Chao
Sambo Chao good idea, but poorly executed, no. maybe the next gen of it.
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail Nty.
Cindy Lou
Cindy Lou No!!! I will get a ds lol
Nikki Bedell
Nikki Bedell Kyocera phones suck!!!!!!
Brandon Worley
Brandon Worley Maybe if my ex wife needed a phone...
Bill Felice
Bill Felice No, it looks like a big piece of junk. Its big and the hinge looks like it will wear out. I would stay away from that. Plus it has a big strip down the middle where the two screens meet... Not my idea of a got to have device
Joshua Bender Horton
Joshua Bender Horton No
Douglas Prevo
Douglas Prevo Sure... maybe... if enough apps got support, but I own a Xoom, I know what its like to have near nothing. Theres so much angst building up while you use it knowing how cool some apps would be if they would just optimize!!!
BossMan Atl
BossMan Atl NO!
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope that shit is uglyyyyy
Kaleb Klee
Kaleb Klee I love the idea of the two sceens, but considering kyocera I proly wouldn't buy it. That's not to say, however, that I don't really want to get the chance to mess with one, looks very interesting.
David William Kertesz
David William Kertesz Fuck no
Jesse James Castro
Jesse James Castro Give me the HTC sensation over that piece crappy any day. Lol I'm more than happy with my thunderbolt =D
Chris Stepp
Chris Stepp When did apple make a dual screened anything, even that would be stupid.
Robert Kraszewski
Robert Kraszewski I always wanted a big screen with a huge black line through the middle of it.
Marvin Jose Figueroa
Marvin Jose Figueroa No.... Evo 3D is bttr
Leo Lopez
Leo Lopez I would have said no last week but I saw a review on it and it ran smother then I thought it would. So yes I would get it.
Justin Medina
Justin Medina What's the point of having two screens?
Blank EL Johnson
Blank EL Johnson No
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor Maybe if it had duel core n 4g
Tony Garris
Tony Garris G2x is trash now compare to evolution 3d and T-Mobile sensation
Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez Yup
James Bass
James Bass Nope evo 4g all day
Carlos Nava
Carlos Nava G2x is going to be the best phone.
Alfa Barrie
Alfa Barrie Beyond the qwerkyness this can potentialy turn out to be a good idea (with a dual core cpu and 4g capability).
Waii Hui
Waii Hui Dual screen is a gimmick. Android wasn't designed for dual screens, and it looks completely odd when i saw the thing in action.
Waii Hui
Waii Hui Kyocera isn't known for high quality phones. I dont plan to get this one.
Robert Wernikoff
Robert Wernikoff EVO 3D all day. It has more onboard memory then the Sensation n well its just the best phone that has been announced so far
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua Kyocera seriously?? Who would by a "smart phone" from them build quality is crap. Waiting for evo 3d or htc sensation
Robert Wernikoff
Robert Wernikoff For once zach me n u agree on something. Lol
Time Lord
Time Lord YES
DrMarcus J Ezell
DrMarcus J Ezell Uh Negatory
TJ Jurado
TJ Jurado NOPE! Saving my pennies for the Evo 3D!!!
Emmanuel M. Castro
Emmanuel M. Castro Never haha
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Absolutely not. Even if i were with sprint i wouldn't buy this piece of shit.
Danu Carrión Perales
Danu Carrión Perales I love how every one is hating on this phone but when apple does it they piss on them selves like an overly excited dog... people are stupid sometimes try it out instead of talking shit and saying what you own, no one cares what phone you have, shove it up your damn ass
Mike West
Mike West NO no no no no no no no no no (those small no's were the echos)
Chris Stepp
Chris Stepp No why would a person buy a phone with 2 screens and the way the look seperated is dumb too... never in a million years would i buy this phone.
Shawn Sato-Veillon
Shawn Sato-Veillon No
Eric Casanova
Eric Casanova That phone is a joke go with htc
Frank Valle
Frank Valle Crap lol
Xiomara Cruz
Xiomara Cruz I get where Kyocera was trying to go, but I don't think it's that best of an idea yet for a cell phone. The way it has to open is bad, it doesn't seem too strong nor is it convenient in anyway. Nice idea, but not strong enough to come into the phone world considering where it is right now.
Tony Garris
Tony Garris No way nexus s 4g for me
Ziggy Torres
Ziggy Torres It's a Coo phone but I'm a Evo fan
Sam Rick
Sam Rick Nope!
Iram Velázquez
Iram Velázquez Nope
Anh-Tuan Le
Anh-Tuan Le Yeah sure why not. I bought the mytouch slide; I will buyalmost anything.
Matt Weber
Matt Weber If it were free. Maybe
Xiomara Cruz
Xiomara Cruz No, because Kyocera phones are so outdated no matter what they have and just plain suck!
Joshua Castro
Joshua Castro No evo 3d better thats it...
Robert Wernikoff
Robert Wernikoff HELL MFing NO!!!! Lol no I'm waiting for the HTC EVO 3D. Y get.... Well I don't know what the call the Echo besides crap when u can get the best which is the HTC EVO 3D?
Terry Knab
Terry Knab If i"m going to pay for that 'premium data', I'd prefer to pay for a 4G phone. No reason to buy a phone if it can't handle 4G.
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez ....No
Noah Klabin
Noah Klabin No the Evo 3d looks better and the specs are more impressive in my opinion
Scot Milo
Scot Milo nope
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock NO!
David Barton
David Barton ummm, it's a Kyocera... it will be buggy, freeze up and die completely in about a month or so.... I'd have to take it back for exchange and like my shampoo bottle directions say; "wash, rinse. repeat"
Brandon Nsfw Jackson
Brandon Nsfw Jackson Yep.
Harold Bias
Harold Bias Hell no!
David Nguy?n
David Nguy?n No!
Izgil Mardahayev
Izgil Mardahayev Net
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner Yes.
David T Whealdon Jr.
David T Whealdon Jr. NO!

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