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Jun 21, 2012, 1:08 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Kyrocera Update gone bad

my kyrocero echo phone is not active but am able to use the wi-fi and camera. My question is it had an automatic update while on the web that the phone needed to be restarted for it to take effect well... when it powered back on nothing. Only black screen with KYROCERA on one of the screens. Phone wont do . Tried taking battery out for a while even called customer service they couldnt help. Please someone help im lost without my slots.

Apr 8, 2011, 5:43 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

FYI on the echo

I am the avdvocate for this phone and I am happy to say that I am very pleased with how well it does work. the battery is phenomenal it works very well. it has lasted a lease 2 days for me. by the way it comes with an additional battery that has a power box that can be used with any phone as an outside power supply. I downloaded a few apps and they do work in tablet mode very well. Using email the phone is the best because of the two screens. Its like I'm on my home computer. 1 side has the list of emails, while the other screen has the open email. Having the ability to have two browser pages opened at the same time is more useful than I thought. There is little to no lag as I was expecting. But everyone who has got bad things to sassy about...
I wouldn't expect you to have negative things to say about the phone since you are an "advocate" for this phone. The first day I got this phone, I switched back to my Epic. This phone is awesome as far as the dual screens and the ability to use the...

Mar 14, 2011, 6:51 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Has Sanyo/Kyocera made any successful phones yet?

I can not think of any good or successful phones made by this company. The spec's seem great but what about quality?
depends on who makes the processor, if kyocera makes it they'll probably fry up in no time flat...

as for quality, the only phone to date that has actually impressed me in the Taho
Successful? Sure. But they've been doing mostly low-end phones for the past few years, so I would say that the definition of "successful" is different than it would be for a high-end smartphone like this. This is new territory for them (at least in re...

Mar 6, 2011, 7:21 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

i would like to thank sprint for thinking outside the box.

i really think this is a cool ideal from sprint it might work or it might not. but at least it is different from any other device out there. just thought i would give some credit to sprint for this one. i am getting one on launch day anybody else?
Thinking outside of the box is one thing.

Producing a great product is something else entirely.

Putting a small battery in a multi-screen phone with a 1GHZ single-core processor sounds like a terrible idea.

And there is no "multi-tasking" ...
So here we are almost 3wks later,...what do you think thus far?

Is this your first Android smartphone?
This phone's two screen together have about an inch more of screen than an Evo turned sideways. Multi-tasking is awkward at best. I hope there isn't a flood of early adopters for this device because right now its lookin like a stinker.

To its cre...

Feb 26, 2011, 5:43 PM
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1370 MAh battery?

This has a lower spec batter than the LG Optimus S (1500 MAh).

Running two full size screen? I see this thing lasting 2 hours at a time (no matter what the PS spec says).
other sanyo phones with 1370mAh battery which has a good battery life.. but i must agree, this one is 2 full size touch screen phone, so i think that might not be enough.. come on sanyo

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Mar 9, 2011, 12:38 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Two months before this phone gets delegated to pre-paid.

I'd be willing to bet, that after flopping horribly on Sprint this phone will be the perfect device for Virgin Mobile.

There is no way people are going to contract themselves into this Kyocera Phone.
i second that

Feb 25, 2011, 1:34 PM
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The only thing this is causing is further fragmentation of the Android platform. Do you think Google will spend any time making their new versions compatible with this? Don't expect any new versions....

Because More phones will support dual screen and so will more versions of Android OS. Sorry but you are wrong on this one.

Feb 25, 2011, 2:35 PM
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That's all I have to day. SMH
Why wouldn't you want to use two apps at the same time, or browse two web pages at the same time? I can think of tones of situations where I'd use it.
i COMPLETELY agree!! why not focus on improving multi-touch or spend the extra production cost on upgrading the screen quality... or processor... or battery life... or speaker... or hdmi output... or even simply a better camera???? sure, there are a F...

Mar 1, 2011, 1:40 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Additional reading on this phone.

Wired.com had a article on this phone, and addresses a few things you have mentioned.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/02/kyocera-echo/ »

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/sprints-kyocera-e ... »

certain apps have been designed to run on both screen, like the web browser, but a market launch will show how well this will work. i'm sure the extra battery strongly will come in handy , but no excuse for poor battery life.
Philip Berne

Feb 7, 2011, 8:55 PM


I think it's an interesting device. I don't care it's a Kyocera. Sure, they build mostly low-end phones, but so does GM, though every once in a while they put out a new Corvette.

I wouldn't fault Sprint for having an event for this phone, either. I heard some other journalists (okay, just Peter Ha from The Daily) complaining that they didn't want to go because the news was leaked in the WSJ. But this is definitely a phone you'd have to see and hold in your hands to cover properly.

The key is the number of apps that support the feature. They don't need many, just the most important few that people will want to run simultaneously. The SDK is a throw-away. They will not sell enough phones to make the SDK enticing to developers. But as l...
Thank you. Everyone seems to be up in arms because the announcement wasn't what *they* wanted it to be. They're letting their disappointment that it wasn't an iphone (or something equally pointless to hold an event of this magnitude) color their judgm...
I think the problem for Sprint is two fold.

1.) Longevity

This device will serve a very small mobile user segment in my opinion. Dual screens sounds cool but for now its merely a feature. I think customer have spoken already that they don't ...
It is not often that the reporters or moderators of Phone Scoop start their own thread. This says alot. I can only guess that this device was truly a pleasant surprise for you. The current reviews seem to mimic your opinion as well.

I can't help bu...
Exactly and after watching some videos of the phone in action it looks pretty sick and has a cool concept. Haters are gone hate. We will have to see more hands on before we consider this a fail. Smile

Feb 9, 2011, 8:56 PM


Everyone is hating so hard on Kyocera. I know that they are not known for high end phones, but I have had 3 different Kyocera phones and 2 Sanyos and they have all lasted through the drops, bumps, scrapes, and everything else that I have put them through. How many of the people on here dissing them have actually had one of their phones, or are just going off the fact that they knew someone whose cousin's best friend's ex-girlfriend's mother had one and didn't like it?

Feb 8, 2011, 11:54 AM

Sprint haters...

Damn, every single one of the Sprint haters showed up for this article.

I'm 100% certain that if this phone would have been released by Verizon or even ATT, the same people who say the phone sux(with out ever having done more than see a picture of it) would be busting out the knee pads for a long tasty gulp of the gooey goodness that VZW and ATT would gladly dump in your hungry little nuthugging mouths. Smile

Wow.... ATT and VZW DID NOT release a dual screen phone FIRST???!?! Quick release the hate trolls!!!
i think it was more about sprint hyping up this announcement that was supposed to be such a big deal, and its a different concept, but as much as sprint touts "its" 4g network, why would they release such a flagship device for their 3g network? if thi...
I love Sprint. I *Bleeping* HATE Kyocera. As I have previously stated had this been manufactured by anyone else (even Motorola) I would have let it slide. But for Sprint to make a big deal about a *Bleeping* Kyocera and have me licking my chops pon...
pay attention cametrolling, nobody's hatin on your beloved sprint. people are hating on kyocera more than anything, but I feel that's pretty justified considering their track record. sprint is definitely taking a gamble with this, we can all agree on ...

Feb 7, 2011, 8:17 PM


ok so i know this is a shot in the dark but...

if it has a tablet mode could it get 3.0 honeycomb?

or could it be possible that if it can't get it from google can it be rooted? Hmmmmmm...?
I am pretty sure XDA will have a root to 3.0 real soon after launch.

Feb 8, 2011, 6:31 PM

A lot of hate--

--from folks who come to this site because they're supposedly 'phone geeks'.

I think the Echo is innovative & interesting.
I agree. And isn't this what it was all about to begin with?

John B.
muchdrama said:
--from folks who come to this site because they're supposedly 'phone geeks'.

I think the Echo is innovative & interesting.

It is interesting and innovating...
It's the first of it's kind...
yeah kyocera made another sideway flip phone!!!

for me i think they tried to make a phone w/c is like a tablet but more portable??
Exactly! Wtf are people looking for another iphone wannabe? Ppl complain about how all of Htc high end phone look the same and have the same form factor as every other candybar android phone. Finally someone comes along with a new design and ppl wanna...
I'm not a phone geek. I come here because I'm bored and I sold phones for a decade. Its basically habit.

Feb 8, 2011, 10:07 PM

Where the puck where all these haters

When the continuum dropped on verizon. That phone should have had video chat but verizon decided to put another screen on it instead. Or the motorola backflip from att. Good fobid att or verizon would have drop this cool a$$ phone fanboys and girls would be all over it.
Were those phones given the hype this one was? I know AT&T didn't hype the Backflip. They barely mentioned Android back then until it became apparent they were going to lose iphone exclusivity. I know for a fact Jay bashed the thing though. I have...

Feb 7, 2011, 7:05 PM

No wonder Sprint loses customers....

Unbelievable and no WiMAX either??? Are you f**king kidding me???? They got David Blane to come out for this?? FAIL.
Umm, who the fk is David Blane?
Sprint's position was to announce an "Industry First". Not announce a "Flagship Phone".

I think we should agree that they delivered on that promise.

John B.

Feb 8, 2011, 5:31 PM

FORGET this stupid phone....

...but did david blaine levitate?!?

Feb 7, 2011, 9:37 PM

innovative phone

i think this phone will be great specially if your more on using your for entertainment and multi-tasking!

BTW this one looks like nintendo DS Very Happy just like SE's new experia that looks PSP GO
this spring...

Feb 8, 2011, 11:30 AM

If Apple made this?

If Apple made this phone you haters would be all over it.
not at all, i loathe apple, their products, their services and steve jobs
They wouldn't make this!

Feb 8, 2011, 8:53 AM

Ultimate Fail

I'm sorry, but Sprint has just announced garbage. This is what they announced a Press Event for? C'mon! lol. A form factor that not too many people will care about, from a manufacturer name Kyocera? LOL!!!! It's not even 4G, when they've ha 4G phones since last year. VZW announces the Motorola Bionic, THunderbolt, Xoom, and Iphone 4. AT&T announces the Motorola Atrix, but this is what Sprint tries to hype up? They should be slapped in the face for this. Laughing
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