Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Feb 2011 23:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sprint wants you to believe that two screens are better than one. Its new Android-powered smartphone, the Echo, will feature two touchscreen surfaces in a hinged design. Made by Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera, the phone’s dual 3.5-inch WVGA screens can be operated independent of one another or combine in 'tablet mode' to add up to a single 4.7-inch integrated display (albeit one with a hinge in the middle)."
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Battery life
by darknexus on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:51 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Wouldn't that guzzle up your battery, or are they planning to put a high-capacity battery in it? One touch screen on most phones guzzles enough power right now, I can't imagine how fast two of them would drain a typical 1900 or 2100 mA phone battery on top of Android's generally inefficient process management.

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RE: Battery life
by phoenix on Wed 9th Feb 2011 03:38 UTC in reply to "Battery life"
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2005-07-11

Maybe there's a second battery underneath the second screen? Can't see what else they'd use the extra space for. ;)

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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Wed 9th Feb 2011 12:02 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

If you guys read the article, you'd already know:

Also still unknown is the phone’s battery life, although here’s a hint: Sprint is bundling it with a spare 1,370 mAh battery and a “low-profile” charging cradle that can also act as an external battery pack. In other words, you’re probably going to need that extra juice.


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This was meant in reply to darknexus and phoenix. doh!

Edited 2011-02-09 12:03 UTC

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by fretinator on Wed 9th Feb 2011 15:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Sprint is bundling it with a spare 1,370 mAh battery and a “low-profile” charging cradle that can also act as an external battery pack.

And thus the expression, "Is that an Echo in your pocket or..."

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