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mistyhollibaugh

Jun 21, 2012, 1:08 PM

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.
XXXMOSESXXX

Apr 8, 2011, 5:43 PM

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...
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muchdrama

Apr 13, 2011, 5:31 AM
over in the "Review: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Sure--

--it's clunky, squared off & huge. But it's still frickin' cool.

Great review.
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justfinethanku

Apr 15, 2011, 9:08 AM
over in the "Review: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

I've been saying this all along...

"The Echo is the first handset that can honestly and truly multitask, as far as I am concerned"


And it's true.

No matter how hard you bash Windows phone or iOS, NO PHONE truly multi-tasks unless you can actually USE two apps at the same time like on a computer.

It would be fun to see a better manufacturer produce a phone like this... HTC???
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RSGuy

Mar 14, 2011, 6:51 PM

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?
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mookie7

Mar 6, 2011, 7:21 PM

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?
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Hitur Petar

Mar 22, 2011, 12:16 AM
over in the "Kyocera Launches Developer Program to Support Echo" discussion:

I'm hoping some apps

are out there that are just begging for dual screens to really make them amazing and the developers jump at the chance to get on board. I'm not predicting or even hoping for thousands of apps like this or anything crazy, but a good solid base that people really like that the two screens really allow to make them work would be awesome. Not saying I'm all over this phone or anything, but for some people and some apps, it might really be something that works for them and I hope we see something new and noteworthy.

I'm sure I'll get lots of snarky comments about how the phone is doomed and all, but I hope it does ok.
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casualsuede

Feb 26, 2011, 5:43 PM

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).
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justfinethanku

Mar 9, 2011, 12:38 PM

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.
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smylax

Feb 25, 2011, 1:34 PM

Fragmentation

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....
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AndroidRules

Feb 25, 2011, 2:35 PM

Why?

That's all I have to day. SMH
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Talquin

Mar 1, 2011, 1:40 PM

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.
Chizzle

Mar 1, 2011, 1:31 PM
over in the "Kyocera's Echo to Be Dual-Screen Android Smartphone" discussion:

lets see what Kyocera can do..

Kyocera is tired of people calling them "cheap"
they are going to revamp their look.
But still i have doubts about this phone. Without a Duel core, or Front cam I don't see this being the new "it" phone.

Looks sorta like a Nintendo DS...
Philip Berne

Feb 7, 2011, 8:55 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Interesting

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...
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toranonekochan

Feb 7, 2011, 9:19 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo Sports Two Displays, Hinged Design" discussion:

I think it's great.

This is definitely an industry first, which is what they promised with this announcement. Everyone got so hyped up assuming it was an announcement about getting the stupid iphone or a winmo7(DEFINITELY not industry firsts).
Honestly, what were you expecting? And furthermore, why are you assuming the phone will be junk just because it's a Kyocera? No their record's not the greatest, but they've surprised us before. Give it a chance. I for one think it's a stunning concept, and I'll reserve my judgment on whether or not the phone is worth it until I've had my own hands on it and seen it in action.
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jxdutoi

Feb 9, 2011, 8:56 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

Kyocera

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?
CamelTowing

Feb 8, 2011, 11:54 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

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!!!
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Slammer

Feb 7, 2011, 9:47 PM
over in the "Kyocera Echo Sports Two Displays, Hinged Design" discussion:

Bittersweet

Sweet:
I am totally in love with the concept. Absolutely ground breaking. Multi-tasking to the next level. Two screens definitely better than one. Love how the second screen doubles as qwerty keyboard. Definitely an industry first and something I could transition to. Nothing like it.

Bitter:
I'm not a fan of the limited screen real estate with the size of the phone. If a phone is going to be this large, more screen and a little less hardware would be my preference. Battery life must be horrific. Limited functions for the simul- tasking seems to be a temporary drawback. Hopefully it will improve. Limited directed market. Not for everyone. Anything with hinges like this, is an accident waiting to happen. Lack of 4G was a disappointment, b...
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Hitur Petar

Feb 9, 2011, 2:45 AM
over in the "Kyocera Echo Sports Two Displays, Hinged Design" discussion:

The reasons people think this will fail are all wrong....

The same case could be made for almost any phone or carrier in existence
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Verizon's too expensive, AT&T drops calls and lacks capacity, T Mobile coverage sucks, IDEN is dead, Tracfone is a rip off, Metro PCS is only in a few cities, US Cellular's phones suck, WIMAX isn't LTE, GSM is bigger than CDMA, prepaid is for poor people, contracts are too restricting..... on and on it goes.

Different people want different things out of their phones and technology. Of all cell phones currently being used in the world, a fraction of 1% are any given model. It's a wide open field. All these diffenent technologies, carreirs, manufacturers, form factors exist for a reason. Not every person wants the same thing. (No Apple people, not everyone wou...
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Twurk

Feb 7, 2011, 8:17 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Kyocera Echo" discussion:

SOOOOOOOOOOO

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...?
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