6:47PM And that's it! Make sure you go and check out our Echo hands-on -- it's definitely a unique device.
6:47PM We're heading for the future! With... expanded maps!
6:47PM More bumping jams. Expand your horizons, guys!
6:46PM And we're closing with a video!
6:46PM "Most people who simultask are a little hyper, so we might also call it hypertasking." Oh boy.
6:45PM "Some people are going to be heavier in tablet usage, so we're including a charger with a separate battery." Really cool -- the charger has a second battery in it that you can swap in, or you can just use the charger as a battery pack.
6:43PM Fared is not very good at the Sims, is what we're learning here.
6:43PM Sprint and Kyocera will be releasing APIs so other developers can take advantage of the two screens.
6:42PM Loading up an optimized version of the Sims now -- the bottom screen is the controls, while the top screen shows the Sim. Looks really interesting.
6:41PM You can enlarge the browser to full screen, or run a different browser instance for each screen, to load, say, Twitter and Facebook. "That's not David Blaine, but that's not bad."
6:39PM He's got texting on the top and he's checking his email while waiting for a text. Nifty. A button in the task manager lets you switch app positions.
6:38PM Showing off some "simultasking" now -- he's launching email and then touching both screens at once to bring up the dual-screen task manager. There are seven bundled apps that can be run in the simultasking mode -- you pick them using the manager.
6:37PM Demoing an app called YouQueue -- you can watch YouTube videos on the top screen while queuing up others on the bottom screen.
6:35PM Playing a video in the gallery app while he sorts more videos on the bottom.
6:34PM Opening the picture gallery -- displaying a picture on the top screen while he sorts and selects them on the bottom.
6:34PM David: You're kind of stealing from the PC industry, here, with how we've designed this.
6:33PM Showing off the email client -- one screen is a preview pane and the other shows the message. Works in both landscape and portrait.
6:32PM Showing off the Echo in tablet mode -- he's swiping through the homescreens as though it's one big screen.
6:31PM "We wanted to start with the roots of a phone and make sure you could carry it around in your pocket or purse. A lot of devices are caught in this middle ground -- we didn't want to make a MID or anything like that."
6:30PM 3.5-inch WVGA LCD displays.
6:30PM Showing off the Echo in single screen mode -- looks like a regular phone, runs Android 2.2. Showing off the hinge -- you can put it in a tilted "laptop" mode. Six pending patents on the hinge.
6:29PM Fared: A lot of people have referred to multitasking, but on a phone it's about switching from one app to another. But we didn't want to do that -- we created a new term, called "simultasking."
6:28PM David: What was the rationale for building a dual-screen product?
Fared: When you look at the computer industry or television, a lot of people are doing a lot of things at the same time.
6:27PM And they're off the stage -- Sprint product chiefs Fared Adib and David Owens are out to demo the Echo.
6:26PM More insanely loud music is playing, while we pause for a photo opp.
6:25PM "I'm confident you will enjoy and love the Echo."
6:25PM He's big-upping Sprint. "We are very proud to reintroduce the Kyrocera brand to Sprint customers with this iconic device."
6:24PM Kyocera's CEO is speaking now. "I wish David Blaine would make me about six inches taller."
6:23PM "The Echo is a key device milestone in Sprint's history."
6:22PM Echo is a Sprint exclusive, available this spring for $189.
6:22PM A full 4.7-inch viewing area when combined, a third larger than 4-inch screens.
6:22PM The first dual touchscreen Android phone -- the Echo. You can do two things at once, or use them as one big screen. "It's almost like a tiny tablet, but you can put it into almost any pocket."
6:21PM Dan Hesse just said "extreme multitasking can be magical."
6:20PM Whoa! The Echo just flipped and folded open to reveal dual screens.
6:20PM A giant Kyocera phone is being wheeled out on stage -- it's clearly the leaked Echo.
6:19PM Incredibly aggressive guitar jams are playing now -- we're now permitted to take photos again. Sprint is "making the impossible possible."
6:18PM And with the appearance of many more fish, he's done! And that was David Blaine, everyone.
6:17PM He's waving around a cloth? It's hard to say. There are ocean noises now.
6:15PM We wonder how many ordinary men would have died by now? It seems like quite a few.
6:14PM He's going to pour some wine now. Underwater. He's pouring wine underwater.
6:14PM He's blowing fake smoke from his cigar. It's neat.
6:13PM He's trying to light a cigar. Dude, you're underwater! But then... magic! The magic of red and orange LEDs.
6:12PM He just opened a book and several more fish escaped.
6:11PM He just let a fish out of his month. A woman yelled "a fish!" That's what's happening here.
6:10PM Shocking news: Blaine is in the tank! He is wearing a suite, and not doing very much. We are literally sitting around, watching a man in a suit sit underwater.
6:10PM Here we go! "It defies everything you know about reality." A tank of 10,000 gallons of water is on stage. Apparently it can drown "up to 8 ordinary men."
6:09PM We were just told security would be closely monitoring people who dare to take photos of David Blaine. This is serious.
6:07PM Two minutes until Blaine time! We are ready. Ready for magic.
6:04PM And we're starting!... in five minutes. Audible sighs from the crowd.
5:57PM They're telling us we'll be underway in 10 minutes. We will continue to study foam preparation.
5:55PM It appears Sprint also wants us to stay for dinner -- the station behind us is prepping to serve braised short ribs with truffle potato foam, slow-cooked lamb shank with marscapone foam, and pulled BBQ pork with cheese foam. Let's hope David Blaine likes foams!
5:50PM Word on the street is that we're not allowed to take photos of David Blaine's segment -- likely because he cannot be adequately captured by human imaging technology.
5:48PM We're here, and in our... booth? Sprint's set this up like a club, not a regular presentation. There are tall cocktail tables and couches, and waiters are handing out drinks and appetizers. Whatever happens here, it's going to happen in style.