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Kyocera Rise offers QWERTY Android on a budget

Kyocera Rise offers QWERTY Android on a budget

Kyocera has outed its latest Android smartphone, the Kyocera Rise, a four-row QWERTY slider targeting the budget market with Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1GHz processor. The Rise has a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 IPS LCD touchscreen and 512MB of RAM, and uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8655 with 2GB of ROM space. There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and 30fps video recording.

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Samsung Epic 4G, WiMAX Galaxy S II and more tipped for Q3 launch

Samsung Epic 4G, WiMAX Galaxy S II and more tipped for Q3 launch

Details of a number of new CDMA phones have leaked, including the Samsung Epic 2 and what could well be the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka the "Galaxy Within." According to This is my next's source, the Epic 2 - which will replace last year's Epic 4G - with a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird processor and an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard of course, will drop sometime in Q3 2011.

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Is Dual-Touch the Future of Phones and Tablets?

Is Dual-Touch the Future of Phones and Tablets?

If one touchscreen is good, how great must two be? Tapping into the same part of the brain that screams how geekily-cool Star Trek tablet props are, the allure of a double-display smartphone or computer isn't new, but neither has it been done right. That's not stopped various new attempts, however, Acer's twin-14-inch Iconia Touchbook notebook for one, or the imminent Sprint Kyocera Echo phone for another. Double-vision each may offer, but the manufacturers responsible are still showing serious myopia in how they're delivering on the twin-touch dream.

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Kyocera Android Developer Program Launches To Support Echo

Kyocera Android Developer Program Launches To Support Echo

Since Sprint and Kyocera jointly announced the Echo Android-based device last month, we've had a hands-on look at it, and confirmed its arrival for April 17th at a price of $199. The Echo is the first smartphone to feature dual touchscreen displays in an attempt to be a tablet-smartphone hybrid. Kyocera today launched an Android developer program to entice developers to optimize apps for this unique display layout.

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Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-on

Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-on

Sprint's Kyocera Echo is certainly eye-catching, you have to give it that. Packing two 3.5-inch touchscreens and a clever - if slightly convoluted - hinge, the Echo can be used in a tiny-laptop configuration, as a flattened slate or, if you don't mind a particularly thick device, as a single-display handset. Android 2.2 Froyo and some serious customization are in evidence too; check out our full hands-on impressions - and video - after the cut.

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Live from Sprint’s “Industry First” Event: First Dual Touchscreen Smartphone–Kyocera Echo

Live from Sprint’s “Industry First” Event: First Dual Touchscreen Smartphone–Kyocera Echo

Sprint and Kyocera joined forces to reveal the very first dual touchscreen Android phone--the Echo--at this evening’s special “Industry First” event hosted by Sprint. Our guys are there live and and ready to bring the scoop. So far a super sized version of the phone has been on stage that unfolded itself to show an amazing dual screen. Their goal is to create a tablet-like device that that can easily fold up and fit into your pocket.

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