Sprint Echo Debuts With Dual Screen!By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com)- Sprint which is a leading telecom provider of USA recently unveiled its latest android phone Echo in collaboration with handset maker Kyocera at New York. The ceremony was a grand one with leading media entities covering the event. The phone has dual screens which make it look almost like a tablet. In spite of that the users can keep it in their pockets without hassle. The price of the phone is $189. When both the screens are opened it gives the users a screen space of 4.7 inch which is larger than any of the single screen Smartphone running on Android OS. The USP of the Sprint Echo is that it runs on latest Android 2.2 Froyo. However it would be wrong to assume that the Echo is the first phone to sport dual screens. Fujitsu also introduced one such phone in Japan last year.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
Like every manufacturer Sprint has also tweaked the Froyo OS in Echo to offer advantages to the users. The users will need to learn a few new gestures to get the best out of this phone. To make matters clearer, Echo is a device that will take some time getting used to for the majority of users. Sprint has said that it will make the two screen API open to the developers so that they can come up with apps optimized for the device. It is true that running apps on two screens at the same time does take a toll on the CPU of the phone.
Web browsing on the Echo is a cakewalk and it is 3G Enabled. However it does not support 4G standard. Sprint however has indicated that a 4G version is on the way and that seems natural as most service providers have started rolling out their 4G networks by now.