Sprint Kyocera Echo Gets A Software Update

Last year, Kyocera launched the amazing Kyocera Echo smartphone. This handset is exclusively available for the Sprint customers in the US. The Kyocera Echo is the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. It comes with a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally with 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and more.

The Kyocera Echo was originally launched with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. However, Sprint later rolled out the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for this device. Now, Sprint is rolling out a new software update for this amazing smartphone. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that it is not the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. The latest update comes with security update as well as other enhancements and fixes. Check out the complete changelog below.

kyocera echo

Changelog:

  • MMS audio cuts off after 8 seconds
  • Changes to roaming guard display
  • Activation of Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)
  • Security update

This update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). To check the update manually, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for update. You will receive a notification, as soon as the update is available for your device. If you have already received and installed the update, please let us know in the comments below.

Sprint Resumes The Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update

Kyocera Echo is an unique smartphone with dual touchscreen display. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and features a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 32 GB expandable memory and so on. As scheduled, Sprint rolled out the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the Kyocera Echo smartphones from August 1. Unfortunately, the software update bricked the device instead of updating it.

kyocera echo

Sprint later announced that, the company will resume the rollout of the Android Gingerbread update from August 10. After waiting for nearly a week, Sprint has finally started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, without having any issues faced earlier by the Kyocera Echo owners. Here’s the official statement from Sprint:

Sprint will restart the Gingerbread update to Kyocera Echo users beginning today (August 10). In an effort to provide the best possible customer experience, Kyocera and Sprint have addressed a previous issue with the update raised last week. The Gingerbread update will provide Kyocera Echo users with performance enhancements including faster response, improved power management, enhancements for gaming, and more. Every Echo customer should have the update within the next few weeks.

This update will be available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • ECO mode
  • EAS enhancements
  • Swype 3.0
  • Miscellaneous security patches
  • Improved powered management
  • Improved text input
  • Minor performance improvements
  • Manage Applications Control
  • Download Manager

If you still face any issues while updating the device, please let us know in the comments below. To learn more, head over to this page.

Sprint Kyocera Echo To Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update On August 1

Do you still remember the Kyocera Echo smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same phone, which runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and comes with a dual-touchscreen display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and more. This handset is  available  exclusively for the Sprint customers in the US. According to the latest Sprint playbook, the company will soon roll out the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the Kyocera Echo smartphone. The Gingerbread update is expected to come with the Swype 3.0, Improved powered management, etc. Check out the complete changelog below.

kyocera echo

Changelog:

  • ECO mode
  • EAS enhancements
  • Swype 3.0
  • Miscellaneous security patches
  • Improved powered management
  • Improved text input
  • Minor performance improvements
  • Manage Applications Control
  • Download Manager

This update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will receive a notification, as soon as the update is available for your device. This update will be available to the Kyocera Echo smartphone, starting from August 1. To check the update manually, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for update. If you have already received and installed the update, please let us know in the comments below.

Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo Now Available At Sprint

Earlier this year, Kyocera Communications announced the unique Kyocera Echo smartphone. It is the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and comes with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, 1 GB internal memory, 3G connectivity and so on. This handset is exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US.

Kyocera Echo was already up for pre-order, but today, Sprint officially launched this amazing dual-touchscreen smartphone. Kyocera Echo comes with the VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other.

kyocera echo

Kyocera Echo features a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally with 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording, 1 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and much more.

It comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3G Connectivity, microUSB and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This handset measures 115.0 x 56.5 x 17.2mm and weighs 193g.

Kyocera Echo is currently available for purchase in all the Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales. This handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 rebate and a 2 years service agreement. Are you planning to buy this smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Kyocera Echo Up For Pre-Order At Sprint For $199.99

Last month, Kyocera Communications announced Kyocera Echo, the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 operating system. Kyocera Echo will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. It comes with an amazing VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other.

Recently, we posted that, Sprint will release the amazing Kyocera Echo smartphone on April 17th for $199.99 on contract. If you are eagerly waiting to buy this handset, then you can pre-order this handset. Sprint has recently started taking pre-orders for the Kyocera Echo smartphone. If you are still unaware of the specs, then you can check out the complete specs below.

kyocera echo

Kyocera Echo features a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally and 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording, 1GB memory, 8GB microSD card included, 32GB expandable memory and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Full HTML Web browser optimized for dual-screen experience and a 1370 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 mail rebate and a two years service agreement. To pre-order this handset, head over to this page.

Sprint To Launch Kyocera Echo On April 17 For $199.99

Last month, Sprint announced the Android powered Kyocera Echo smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system. Kyocera Echo is the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. This handset allows you to access more than 150,000 apps from the Android Market. Kyocera Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by the pivot hingefeature, that enables the two displays to operate independently. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Continuing to set the bar high in Android innovation, Sprint is thrilled to bring this industry-first device to the market,said Fared Adib, vice president Product, Sprint. Kyocera Echo’s unique dual-screen, Simul-tasking capabilities allow customers to do things they have never before done on a wireless handset. We believe customers will really appreciate and leverage the dual-screen capabilities and are excited to partner with Kyocera to bring this innovation to Sprint customers.”

kyocera echo

Kyocera Echo Specifications:

  • 3.5 inch LCD WVGA display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 4.7 inches diagonal display
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and 2x digital zoom
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • GPS
  • 1GB memory
  • 8GB microSD card included
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Digital compass
  • accelerometer
  • proximity sensor
  • light sensor
  • 1370 mAh battery

Kyocera Echo comes with a full HTML web browser optimized for dual-screen experience. It also features the VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other. Kyocera Echo will be available for purchase from April 17th in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales. This handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a 2 years service agreement. Are you planning to buy this unique smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Sprint Unveils The Android Powered Kyocera Echo

kyocera echo

Kyocera Communications recently announced the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone, the Kyocera Echo. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 operating system and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. Kyocera Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by the pivot hingefeature, that enables the two displays to operate independently.

For years Kyocera has provided handsets to Sprint’s Prepaid Group and MVNOs, as well as to Sprint under the Sanyo brand,said Eiichi Toriyama, president of Kyocera Communications Inc. We value greatly our relationship with Sprint and we are thrilled that they have chosen Echo as the standout product with which to reintroduce its customers to the Kyocera brand. With Kyocera Echo, we are proud to give Sprint an iconic, industry-changing device that delivers an entirely new experience for smartphone users.

Kyocera Echo features a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally and 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS, 1GB memory, 8GB microSD card included, 32GB expandable memory, Full HTML Web browser optimized for dual-screen experience, GPS, Wi-Fi hotspot capability and a 1370 mAh battery.

Kyocera Echo comes with the VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other. This handset measures 115.0 x 56.5 x 17.2mm and weighs 193g. Kyocera Echo comes with a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 mail rebate and a two years service agreement. This handset will be available for purchase from this spring.