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By Harry Marks on February 8, 2011

You may have a Nintendo DS already, but you shouldn’t be limiting your dual-screen fun to just one device. The recently announced Kyocera Echo from Sprint is a brand new Android phone with a big surprise…well, two big surprises.

The Echo features two touchscreen displays able to run two of the phone’s six core apps side-by-side, or an optimized version of one app with different functions going on at the same time. For example, in the Facebook app, you could have your profile on one screen and a photo gallery/uploader on the second screen, allowing you to shoot and send photos to your account without ever leaving your place.

When the Echo is in “tablet mode”, the two displays act as one, creating a 4.7-inch diagonal 800 x 960 display perfect for watching movies or looking at pictures.

Other specs include a full HTML Web browser, Flash 10.1, expandable SD memory up to 32GB, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video.

The Echo can be folded back into one piece and used as a regular Android device, but where’s the fun in that? Haven’t you ever heard, “Two is better than one”?


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