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Kyocera’s Tablet/Cell Phone Hybrid, Dubbed “Echo”

Have you ever wondered what a tablet PC/smartphone hybrid would look like? Wait no longer. Kyocera’s new Echo weighs in at 6.8 ounces and claims the hybrid title. The dual 3.5 inch LCD WVGA displays a vibrant 800 x 960 resolution, and runs on the CDMA2000 network.

The Hybrid device will carry a 1370mAh lithium ion battery and ship with Google’s Android 2.2 OS, Froyo.
Although the phone comes with a stock 8GB microSD card, users may opt to upgrade to a 32GB microSD card. The phone provides full HTML web browser support with Flash 10.1 (optimized for dual screens). Just like its competitors, Kyocera will feature a 5MP camera with flash and digital zoom, and allow users to record HD video in 720p.

Even though the device looks absolutely stunning, it is running on the antiquated 3G network and provides average download speeds between 600kbps and 1.4Mbps. The phone features the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor as well as Bluetooth 2.1EDR. Now what’s so unique about this phone? It packs quite a punch with its digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor and N11 Digit Pulse Dialing.

To top things off, customers will receive an extra battery with their new WiFi b/g device, priced at $199 and available this Spring.

Check the video below to see the Echo in action!! Let us know what you think – post some comments.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Sass
Photo Courtesy of Saad Irfan