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Dual screens on the Kyocera Echo

AT CTIA 2011, Kent German takes his First Look at the Kyocera Echo and how its two screens function.

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Kent German
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
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Main menu

Scrolling is kept to a minimum with the home screen spanning both displays.

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Virtual keyboard

I really appreciated being able to have a full large keyboard on one screen and the writing area on the other. The extra room made for easier typing.

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Mobile browser

A Web page can run on both displays as well. The gap between them limits long finger swipes, but that wasn't too bothersome.

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Gaming

When playing a game, you can see two player views simultaneously.

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Photo gallery

On the top screen are the current photos you're viewing, while the bottom screen shows your entire gallery.

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Camera

In the camera mode, the user controls and viewfinder are on separate displays.

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Google Maps

You can get even more of the country in one view.

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Main menu

The main menu can double up as well.

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