We are about 2 and a half hours away from what was the best kept secret in the industry. Last night sources tipped off Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal that today’s big Sprint announcement was the Kyocera Echo. The industry first part? It’s the first Android smartphone with a dual screen. When fully opened on it’s special hinge the total viewing space is 4.7″.
Earlier today engadget reported that the Kyocera Echo was up on Sprint.com if you did a search for it. The description is still there however clicking through to the link yields an “oops” page for now. Perhaps David Blaine can do some magic tonight and return that page to sprint.com
If the announcement is the Kyocera Echo, which is all but confirmed, it will be the second Kyocera device running Android. Kyocera released the Zio at an event in San Francisco at CTIA back in October. The Kyocera was one of three phones with a new concept, Sprint ID. The Zio, the LG Optimus S and the Samsung Transform were all introduced at this Sprint event led by CEO Dan Hesse and leaders in the media industry who have put together Sprint ID’s.
There are no other specs about the Kyocera Echo so we are excited to learn more about it.