Sprint will deliver this spring the first dual touchscreen Android smartphone for $199.99 with contract after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Supplied by Kyocera, the Echo has two high resolution 3.5 inch WVGA screens connected by a unique pivot hinge so the displays can operate together to show a single web page (becoming a 4.7-inch screen).
Or the screens can operate independently so you can surf the web on one and send an email via another. Or watch a movie while texting.
When the phone is closed it becomes a single screen device.
It runs Android 2.2 with apps designed especially for the two screens. One app lets you watch YouTube on one screen while browsing through YouTube videos on the other. Another app lets you email and send messages on the top screen and converts the bottom screen to a keyboard. You can also access apps in Android Market.
The 3G Echo has WiFi hotspot capability to support up to 5 devices. It has a 5MP camera with flash, autofocus and digital zoom and 720p HD camcorder. The Echo runs on a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor and has 1GB of onboard memory and an 8GB microSD card with support for up to 32GB.