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Spotlight Review: Kyocera Echo Dual-Screen Android Phone

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Audible battery alert

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Hearing aid compatible

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Vibrating alert

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Voice control capability

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Kyocera has a very unique approach for this phone. Dual screens. Yes, that’s right, there’s the main screen for most functions, and a slide-out screen that works as a keyboard, or a second screen for multitasking. If you’re browsing the web, you can simultaneously text on the other screen. Also allows for a full keyboard as well as a separate full screen to see the text, great for emailing. You’re no longer limited to a line or two of text at a time without scrolling.

Some of the buttons move around based on the orientation of the phone, but this is pretty easy to figure out and use. The larger amount of screen real estate is a more tablet-like experience on this phone. Battery life is affected by both screens being on, but Sprint and Kyocera provide a spare battery and charging dock because of this.


  • Built-in mobile hotspot functionality
  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot
  • What’s in the Box: Kyocera Echo handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 8 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide, user manual

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