Sprint has announced pricing and launch details for the latest flagship Android smartphone from the carrier in the Echo, developed in conjunction with Kyocera. The KyoceraDS Echo will be released on April 17th across all Sprint sales channels.
The Echo will feature two 3.5 inch widescreen displays at 853Ã—480 resolution each with a patent pending hinge design that will allow for horizontal and vertical use.Â The Android Froyo-powered device is meant to bridge the gap between conventional smartphones and larger MIDs/tablets without sacrificing power or having to deal with portability issues.
As previously reported, the device resembles a Nintendo DS when opened in Tablet mode and will usher in two new modes of operation, which Kyocera and Sprint call â€œSimul-taskingâ€Â by including seven custom developed applications that take advantage of both displays and operate simultaneously (Messaging/Email/Gallery/VueCue/Contacts/Phone) with device specific APIs being released in the future for developers to take advantage of when developing applications.
Accessories included with the Echo will also include a charger with a second battery for extended use that can be swapped out at will once the battery in the device is spent or can be utilized with the charger.