Monday saw Sprint (NYSE:S) introduce the latest android phone from Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO), the Echo. This android phone utilizes version 2.2 of the Android OS. It also has a pair of 3.5-inch display screens which allow can be converted into ‘tablet mode’. The announcement on the new android phone was made following a performance by David Blaine.
When this android phone from Kyocera is converted into tablet mode, it will sport a 4.7 inch screen allowing users to utilize a much bigger viewing area. According to Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, two different applications can be run on the two display screens at the same time.
The android phone also has the capability of splitting a single application on the two display screens or the first screen can display the inbox of an email while the second screen can display the email message itself. This is the ‘Simul-task’ feature of Android 2.2 for the android phone.
Another application which can be utilized in the android phone is the VueQue app. This software application allows a YouTube video to be played on one screen even as a second YouTube video is queued on the second display screen of the android phone.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor is utilized for this android phone and has a 5MP camera which is capable of 730p HD video recording. It also has an internal memory of 1GB. Sprint is offering the Echo android phone from Kyocera for $199 if a two-year Sprint contract is purchased together with the phone.