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Kyocera Hydro promises cheap water protection

Kyocera Hydro promises cheap water protection

Kyocera might not be the most recognizable brand, but it is intent on bringing some cheap Android handsets to the market. Today they’ve announced the Kyocera Hydro, a waterproof Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich and some basic specs. The Hydro is a CDMA phone, and can be submerged in shallow water (one meter deep) for up to half an hour. You’ll also be protected against rainfall and other moisture.

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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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