Sprint had a huge party to announce something that would revolutionize the industry. What was that you ask?
It was the announcement of the Kyocera Echo - a phone that looks like a Nintendo DS.
Sprint, in partnership with Kyocera Corp, introduced the new Echo smartphone today at a special event in New York City. The Echo features two 3.5 inch touch screens, making it unique among today’s current standard of screen+keyboard smartphones.
The screens can display different applications, and can also be combined into a 4.7” display. The phone is running the Android operating system. “It’s something completely different,” said Dan Felding, owner of Cell Phones LA, a independent cell phone store in Los Angeles. “I think it’s a game-changer.”
The device also features a 5 mega-pixel rear-facing camera (including auto focus and flash), 1GB on board memory, mobile WiFi hotspot capability, and a 8GB microSD card.