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Kyocera Echo: Sprint Announces Release Date

We have a bit of good news now for those of you waiting to get hold of the much-anticipated dual-screened Kyocera Echo, as Sprint has just announced a release date. The handset — which runs Android 2.2 Froyo — will be available to purchase from April 17th for $199.99 on contract.

According to a recent article by Chris Ziegler over at engadget.com, the smartphone will be available for pre-order as from March 26th. The Kyocera Echo comes with two 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays and a 5-megapixel camera that’s capable of capturing 720p video.

Both displays are connected by a three-dimensional ‘pivot hinge,’ which enables users to operate the two displays independently, side by side or combined together to make a larger 4.7-inch integrated display. The handset features Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Sprint’s nationwide 3G network.

The Kyocera Echo, which has been receiving some rave reviews since it was first announced back in February, also features Wi-Fi hotspot capability that supports wireless connections for up to 5 different devices. The handset comes with 1GB internal memory and a 8GB microSD card.

You can view a video review of the Kyocera Echo in our previous article here. Will you be buying the dual-display smartphone?

Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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