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It goes without saying that updates are intended to improve our phones' user experience, but the Gingerbread refresh on the Kyocera Echo had exactly the opposite effect. After a small but significant percentage of owners began reporting that the new software turned their devices into bricks, Spri...

August 10th 2011 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To mak...

July 31st 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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We get the impression that Kyocera's design team had been hacking away at the Echo for years -- largely due to the blocky corners that remained, despite the current market's affinity for curvation -- and in a way, we're actually relieved that Sprint took a chance with it. We've seen what's to com...

July 24th 2011 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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It's not exactly difficult to put into words what the Kyocera Echo is -- it's a dual-screened Android phone, after all -- but it's a wee bit more challenging to wrap your head around who exactly it's for. The hardcore gaming contingent already has Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, and those obsessed w...

April 13th 2011 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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Surely you remember the Kyocera Echo, that dual-screen Android 2.2 phone that Sprint unveiled way back in February. Well, if it managed to pique your interest, then you'll be glad to know that Sprint's thrown up quite the unique reservation page that will let you reserve the phone now for $200 (aft...

March 29th 2011 at 2:10am 0 Comments
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Kyocera promised that an SDK for its dual-screen Echo smartphone would be coming soon when it announced it last month, and it's now delivered that and more. It's just kicked off a full-fledged Android Developer Program for the phone, which will give developers access to Kyocera's support team, addi...

March 23rd 2011 at 5:05pm 0 Comments
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Hey, that's just $100 per screen, right? Sprint has just announced that Kyocera's unusual dual-display Echo clamshell will be launching on April 17th for $199.99 on contract, though you'll be able to notch your interest early -- March 26th, to be exact -- via pre-order. As a refresher, the phone of...

March 14th 2011 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
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We don't have a launch date for Sprint's crazy double-screened Echo from Kyocera just yet, but this might be a bit of a clue: it just got FCC certification under its model number, M9300. The eternal optimist in us hoped for a last minute decision to throw WiMAX into the mix, but of course, no dice...

March 10th 2011 at 1:12pm 0 Comments