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Review: Kyocera Echo

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Music

The Echo uses the stock Android music player application. The stock media player is bare bones, but it does get the job done. You can sort through your playlists, artists, albums and songs easily enough, and album art comes through properly when tagged to the music. The media player can be sent to the background while you do other things such as browse the web or check Twitter.

I suppose I am disappointed that the Echo doesn't do anything fancy-schmancy with the music app, but that's just me.

The device also includes Sprint Radio, and of course can access any music apps from the Android Market.

Video

The Echo has a new video application on board called VueQue. It integrates with Google's YouTube service and lets users watch a video on one screen while they surf and queue up another in the screen below.

From the video searching tool, you simply grab a video and drag it over to your queue. The queue supports at least 10 videos at a time, and they'll automatically play as you continue watching. It’s definitely a neat upgrade to the basic YouTube experience.

The Echo also offers the normal YouTube application, Sprint Football Live, NASCAR, and Sprint TV & Movies. These apps all behave exactly as they do on other handsets.

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