Pros There's one thing this phone will do that's better than the rest. It's MULTITASKING.
The ifown goes a poor job of "multi-tasking", only on apps that Steve Jobs allows.
You can truly multi-task on the Android. With this, you can run one task on one
Cons Too early to tell. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that battery consumption will be increased. But anyone who needs to use a smartphone for several hours in a row will need for it to be plugged in shortly. It's nice to have a spare battery.
Summary True innovation is when companies take risks on products that could fail or succeed giving consumers many CHOICES of what to buy. When a company makes ONE product that their followers are forced to consume based on the dictation of one man, that's not innovation.
No doubt when the ifown 5 comes out with it's ground breaking feature of a removable battery battery, shills will buy it. As for myself, I've had that option for several years now.
Pros Dual screen (duh)/snap dragon processor/durable and sturdy hardware/ firmware performace is optimal/heavy (love heavy phones). 4g or dual core processor? Who cares. Not necessary. Device functions extremely well on Sprints network as does the CPU utilizat
Cons The design is very functional for what its worth, but its not as sleek as other androids. Thats all I can think of honestly.
Summary I am a handset/network tech for Sprint and I have the opportunity of being able to use the Echo on a daily basis (its on my desk as I type this) and I love the device. Its seriously very entertaining and fun to use. It performs well, its sturdy and having the ability of utilizing specific apps to make full use of the tab and multitasking modes, makes it pretty awesome. I'm glad Sprint has a one of a kind device and think it will do just fine. Oh yeah, having an entire screen for a keyboard really helps with typing too. My current phone is an Epic, but I would definitely pick up the Echo regadless.
Pros Solid build. Clear call reception. Tablet mode
Cons Bars between screens can be distracting. Poor battery life.
Summary I had an Ipod touch. I liked it but there are a few things it did not do well. I downloaded the kindle app and wanted to read books. Not a chance, the screen was just too small. I sold it and purchased an ereader. The ereader due to its larger size, is not always with me. The echo solves this problem. Put it in tablet mode with the center bar horizontal and voila, portable ereader! The same thing goes for the web. The dual screens make a much nicer experience. I don't play many games so the processor speed is unimportant to me. As for the lack of 4g. My city isn't likely to have it for the next two years anyway. The one con for this phone is the battery life. Prolonged use with two screens will wear it down quickly, but they include an extra battery and how long does it take to change a battery? The bottom line is that so far I'm quite happy with this phone.
Pros Dual screens, hello! Awesome!
Cons Battery life.
Summary This phone is a great android device. The dual screens is a great concept. I don't think it is extremely practical, but it is fun and can do things a single screen can only dream of.
Pros You have two screens, an extra battery and a cool charger
Cons Battery life, phone calls and double screens
Summary Basically the Kyocera Echo looks cool but i am sooo ready for an upgrade so that i can get rid of this phone. The battery life sucks (i keep my battery lasting by downloading a battery saving app) especially if youre on the internet (i switch out batteries like 5 times a day) then when youre on the phone it continues to hang up on ppl not bc of service but bc when youre talking the phone will light back up causing your face to hit the end button then everything you use in this phone cannot be seen on both screens at once smh and sometimes out of the blue i would look over at my phone and it would automatically be coming back on from switching off...one day i seen it do this 3x....i shouldve just stuck with my HTC EVO which was wayyyy cooler than this...i never used a phone that wasnt an HTC and now that i did switch the crap sucks!!!