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Old 04-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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The Echo gets an 8/10 on Engadget

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/13/kyocera-echo-review/

What were y'all saying?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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I said I can't wait to get it

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2 screens is about as gimmicky as having a phone with 3D....oh wait.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:47 AM   #3
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2 screens is about as gimmicky as having a phone with 3D....oh wait.
*back hand* you deserved it


Wow at the thorough review, and this came from engadget......will last 12-22 hours and provide a resolution close to a galaxy tab? w00t! The innovation, along with simul-task app will make some peeps very happy .

I hope it pays off for Kyocera & Sprint, since they put a lot of hard work into it.

And Kyocera, if you reading, keep up with the updates, or get your anti-flaming suits ready lol.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:28 AM   #4
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You have to remember, they also gave the Instinct 10/10! Or was that Phonearena? If you have 2 3.5" screens side by side how do you only get a 4.7" screen total?
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They said a lot of positive things about the Echo.
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I'd love to see the Echo work out, but I have zero interest in it without a bigger battery and that big bar in the center of the screens. I won't be convinced otherwise that it wouldn't bother me (even if it's just because I built it up in my head that it would).
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:19 AM   #8
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3.5" 800x480 screen is about 3"x1.8" A 3.6x3.0" screen is 4.7" diagonal.
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i bet it does ok with the masses... probably teens mostly.
love the innovation and hope they refine it into a more elegant product in the future.
with top of the line specs and super slim screens this could become a very interesting option.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:52 PM   #10
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I hope it sells well, too. I would hate for Sprint to just offer "safe" phones with little innovation.
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I was shocked by the review, but I still don't see who the target audience is. Someone mentioned teens, well I can tell you no teen I know would be the least interested in lugging this beast around. As for the review, as nice as it was, it's still made by a company not exactly everyone's choice when shopping for a phone.
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Other reviews are still grading it pretty good - options are always good

http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/...-34498252.html

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...ocera-Echo.htm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...813725728.html

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Other reviews are still grading it pretty good - options are always good

http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/...-34498252.html

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...ocera-Echo.htm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...813725728.html

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I just read all three of those, and "pretty good" is being optimistic. The only one of those 3 reviews you could call pretty good was cnet. USA today was lukewarm at best, WSJ as well. I agree choice is good, but I still can't see who is going to want this. But I could be wrong, just ask my wife
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Wow, I'm actually shocked! Engadget giving 8/10 for a non-Iphone? I'm looking forward to seeing how this phone works out for people. Not my cup of tea, but I'm thinking it will sell decently to people who don't hang out in phone forums....
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