Sprint’s Kyocera Echo is a unique device, that much is certain. And it’s just two days away from hitting the streets, and then we’ll see if its uniqueness will be reason enough for people to shell out $199.99 and buy it. This is, after all, a niche device, one that’s unlikely to receive timely OS updates. Due to its form factor, operating it probably requires a learning curve. So, to sum things up – this is unlikely to become a mass success.
Still, if you’re interested in an Echo, you should know that it’s already available, two full days before the announced release date. Here’s the catch: you can only get one if you’re a Sprint Premier customer.
The price is the same $199.99 that ‘normal’ or prospective customers will be asked, yet Sprint has waived upgrade fees and offers free shipping if you’re a Premier customer. If you are one of those privileged individuals and are intrigued by the Echo, or just desperately want to differentiate yourself from your peers by your smartphone, perhaps you should order a Kyocera Echo right now.
The Kyocera Echo has two 3.5-inch touchscreens, Wi-Fi, 3G, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and 720p HD video recording, and a microSD card slot.
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