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Soap-Proof Phone

You can take a bath with Android’s first soap-proof smartphone

December 4th, 2015

Looking at the trajectory of where smartphones are going, it seems that completely waterproof, dustproof, and everything-proof phones are the next frontier. With respect to the iPhone, for example, users found that the device was surprisingly resilient even when submerged in water. And looking ahead to the iPhone 7, there are more than a few …

Sprint’s CDMA push-to-talk network to launch October 2nd

September 28th, 2011

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it will deploy its CDMA-based push-to-talk network on October 2nd. “Our customers are asking for broadband and push-to-talk,” president-Sprint Business Paget Alves said. “We’ve seen steadily increasing demand for faster data speeds, better and broader coverage, and more applications on push-to-talk devices. Sprint Direct Connect is designed to solve for …

Hands on with Sprint’s LG Marquee and Kyocera Milano

September 15th, 2011

Sprint announced the LG Marquee on Wednesday, a budget-friendly $99 Android smartphone that will be available on October 2nd, and we had a chance to get up close with it last night during a press event in New York City. The backside of the Marquee looks nearly identical to the back of the Samsung Focus …

Sprint to launch Kyocera Milano on September 9th for $49.99

September 9th, 2011

Sprint announced on Thursday that it will launch the Kyocera Milano next week for $49.99 with a new two-year contract. The Milano is a very basic Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) handset with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB of memory, a 2GB microSD card and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. It …

Sprint to launch Samsung Epic 2, Galaxy Within, BlackBery Bold Touch

June 28th, 2011

Sprint will have a busy third quarter as it preps a number of new handsets. According to Thisismynext, the carrier will launch the Samsung Epic 2, the BlackBerry Bold 9930, and a new “full touch 4G” device from Samsung. The Epic 2 will sport a 1.2GHz processor, a 4-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Given …

LG’s new dual-screen Android phone for T-Mobile spotted

June 17th, 2011

Sprint’s Kyocera Echo and U.S. Cellular’s LG Genesis are currently the only dual-screen smartphones available in the U.S., but the Echo and Genesis may soon be joined by a third such device. Pocket-Lint has gotten its hands on several photos of a new dual-screen Android handset made by LG that’s possibly headed to T-Mobile in …

Sprint Kyocera Echo review

April 13th, 2011

Sprint’s Kyocera Echo is a brand new concept in the mobile space. It’s innovative, and it’s bold. Using two displays that connect together to form one large touch surface, you’re able to interact with your handset in a way that’s never been possible before. You can use Twitter on the top screen while scrolling through …

Kyocera Echo pre-orders start at RadioShack

April 1st, 2011

Sprint’s new dual-screen Kyocera Echo is now available for pre-order from RadioShack. The Echo sports two different displays for a total 4.7-inches of touchscreen real estate. The Echo’s second screen can be used to run two applications at once, as a full QWERTY keyboard, or to enhance gameplay. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) powered smartphone is …

Kyocera Echo pre-orders begin at Sprint

March 30th, 2011

The Kyocera Echo, Sprint’s new Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone — with two displays stacked on top of one another, Nintendo DS style — is now available for pre-order. Interested customers can reserve the Echo for $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate, for delivery on April 17th. We went up close with the Echo during CTIA …

Sprint’s Kyocera Echo hands-on! [video]

March 23rd, 2011

We stopped by Kyocera’s CTIA booth to get a second tour of the dual-screen Echo from Sprint. The device, which will be available on April 17th for $199.99 with a 2-year agreement, really does have some innovative features. Applications and games that are optimized for the echo can leverage the second screen to display an …