Does your smartphone have one touchscreen too few? Then you’re probably going to want the new Kyocera Echo, which was launched by Sprint at a press conference in New York today. As far as I know, the Kyocera Echo is the only smartphone in the world with two touchscreens – specifically, two 3.5 inch LCD displays connected by a hinge so that the phone opens like a netbook. You can use the two screens to run different apps – say, Twitter in one screen and Facebook in the other – or combine both screens to run the device on tablet mode. The screens work in portrait and landscape mode and has an onscreen keyboard, which you can angle so that the device can be used like a tiny laptop.
The Kyocera Echo runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo), has 1 GB of internal memory, and is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording. Right now, those in the US can get one at Sprint for $200 and a two-year contract sometime this spring. No news if this device will be available elsewhere in the world.