World’s first Dual-screen Android Smartphone recognized as ‘Echo’ will be revealed by the Sprint Nextel Corp soon. This impressive handset is designed by Kyocera Corp with objective to give broad display to users and side-by-side 3.5-inch touch screen that seems like pseudo-tablet design.
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Dual touch screen permits the users to do multiple tasks easily. If we put both the screen jointly, then it becomes only half the size of an iPad. To watch a movie, type the email, and playing games on couple of the screen is very interesting and if you are bored with side by side display then you can transfer the display in tandem. Google Inc.’s Android software operates this Smartphone. It supports internal storage of 1GB of with an 8GB microSD card and 5 megapixel cameras including video capture of 720p HD.
The battery of this device will run at least 5.5 hours of talk time. In the box of Dual-screen Android Smartphone, extra battery is also included so that recharge of both phones is possible at the same time. With the purpose to accomplish the different things on each screen at same time, Sprint has rearranged text messaging, basic email, video, photo and Web browser features. Users can put the content from one screen to other screen.
The company enjoyed the success of Evo 4G and the Epic last year and now, Sprint hope that Echo’s exclusive design will attract numerous customers for long time while almost smart phones survive in the market for only few months. To appeal more customers, HTC Evo Shift phone is recently introduced by the Sprint at $150. It will also carry out the Research in Motion Ltd. Playbook tablet as Evo Shift and it operates on the 4G network. Dual-screen Android Smartphone will support 3G network.
Echo has capabilities to operate multiple tasks at the same time therefore Dan Hesse, who is the Chief Executive of Sprint said, “Extreme multitasking can be magical.”
Competitors of Sprint including AT&T Inc and Verizon Wireless have started to prepare the devices that will compete with dual screen android smart phone. You can adjust the screen according to your convenience as the device contains pivot hinge. Dual-screen Android Smartphone will be used as traditional touch-screen smartphone. It will be obtainable at $199.99.
Standard, optimized, simultasking and tablet are the modes that can be utilized in the Android 2.2 device. Optimized and simultask modes have more ability than other two modes. Echo contains simultask and optimized Android 2.2. Simultask mode of phone allows you to do multitask at new level. Simultask mode will be supported by main seven apps like contacts, e-mail, browser, gallery, messaging, VueQue (youtube app that allows you to watch video on the top screen and connected clips at bottom) and phone. Every app receives small blue-gray box symbol to specify simultask support.
Sprint and Kyocera has done the best job by minimizing the layer between the two displays for the easy use and to attract the customers. Dual-screen Android Smartphone gets all the best features except 4G support. However, users can anticipate that it will be better than their expectation because it comprises all the best features with minimum cost.
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