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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
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:

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
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:


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
over in the "Kyocera Echo" discussion:


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.

Feb 7, 2011, 9:19 PM

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.
Exactly. Thanks for answering your own question.
"why are you assuming the phone will be junk just because it's a Kyocera?"

I agree with the statement about Kyocera. They make better phones than what they offer in the States. They are not strictly a low-end company by any stretch. My theory is, it has a good processor and solid software in Android.

This is definatly bet...
I'll admit I was overly excited for this event leading up to it. I was also FURIOUS to find out that this event's only unveiling was the Kyocera Echo. I kept looking for signs that this was the event's "opener", and that the REAL news was the LG Optim...

Feb 7, 2011, 9:47 PM


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.

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...
Bitter: It's a Kyocera. Based on their well earned track record. No phone will make it a year without issues. I thought the Q was bad (and it was) but I forgot how lousy these guys build phones.
a Nintendo DS, if only the quality... 😁
Hitur Petar

Feb 9, 2011, 2:45 AM

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

The same case could be made for almost any phone or carrier in existence

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...
I think your post is legitimate. However, the problem from the beginning of time is, once a product is pegged with negative experiences, it is no longer significant.

I have had only minimal experiences with Kyocera. But the experiences I have had,...

Feb 9, 2011, 1:02 PM

Thoughts on the Echo....

...apparently from a pro-sprint dude:

"1) Why no 4G?

a) It's called Network Vision. Sprint is breaking the country into thirds and having Samsung, Ericsson, and Alcatel Lucent rebuild our network from the ground up with new cell sites that contain a 4G basestation ("capable of being upgraded to future technologies via software")

b) So Sprint is currently rebuilding it's network while Clear is out of cash and struggling to sell spectrum to T-Mobile and at the same time Sprint has announced no new 4G products other than the MiFi. Even the WP7 device Sprint announced last fall that isn't out yet was 3G. Also, any one seen a road map for WiMax in 2011? Nope, me either, not even Clear has announced cities for 2011 yet both Verizon an...
I think you've a wise person... I agree with what you said. The people on here complaining about this or that aren't even the intended market for the phones they are complaining about. Essentially, they are saying that a phone should not be made unles...

Feb 8, 2011, 11:17 PM


If you're unsure of whether or not your device will sell, put the letter "i" in front of the product name
didn't work for the i1...
Joby Dick

Feb 8, 2011, 11:07 PM


This is what Sprint was so hyped about? I don't see how slapping a CDMA radio onto a Nintendo DS is 'revolutionary.' This reminds me of how the Instinct was supposed to be an 'iPhone killer.'

We shall see.


Feb 7, 2011, 8:09 PM

This is a trick, isn't it?

Please say this is not what Sprint hyped! A gimmick!

Please, someone at Sprint PLEASE kiss Steve's butt and get the iPhone on this network.
the iphone is old news bud. you really want sprint to pull a vzw and hype a year old phone? they said it was going to be brand new, and an industry first...guess what pal, they delivered.
TechWorld Observer

Feb 7, 2011, 6:37 PM

You have to be kidding... right?

Reaaaaaaaally? and it's not even 4G. I would've been happy with iPhone 4 3G announcement or the HTC 7 Pro.
Or the "return of beepers" someone said!
I feel you! This is the second coming of "The Decision." A colossal flop! As LeBron should have kicked his buddy to the curb for that, Sprint should fire the idiot that thought of this.
Exactly same here! An iphone 4 would make me very happy (or even just an HTC WP7 or LG Optimus 2)

Feb 8, 2011, 4:45 PM

Android doesn't "truly" multi-task?

Taking things yet one step further, with the seven optimized apps, you can have two apps open at the same time; one on one screen and one on the other. That's downright ground-breaking. Talk about multi-tasking! Unfortunately, it's limited to just the seven optimized apps. Kyocera insists there are major technical reasons this is the case; standard apps aren't designed to work next to another app, and there are potential performance issues, too, since this is a step beyond multi-tasking (which can already tax the processor with certain apps.)

Wait, I thought one of the advantages of having an Android device was being able to use "true multi-tasking"!!!

Now they are calling is "simo-tasking," what is that ...
Is all I'm saying.

Until it can do that, this phone sucks.

Feb 8, 2011, 12:39 PM

Anyone remember the upstage?

Hello re-incarnation....

Feb 8, 2011, 9:48 AM

They must have gotten it wrong...........

This phone is actually a photo copier too. After all Kyocera is a major producer of photo copiers..... 🤣 🙄 😲 🤤
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