The Kyocera Echo, as it runs Android 2.2, features the usual round of Android applications, such as maps, videos, browsers as well as access to the Android Market. This means the Kyocera Echo has access to over 100,000+ applications for use on the smartphone. The seven core applications of the Echo, the applications that can be run simultaneously on the dual screens are: messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, phone, gallery, contacts and VueQue, a video player. This means you can multi-task items and browse the web while watching a video, or call someone while texting another person. It's like having dual screen monitors on a computer. The sad part being that it's only for those 7 core applications at the moment.
The Kyocera Echo also comes with a 5 megapixel camera, with autofocus and flash. This seems to be the standard with most smartphones, and it is a bit disappointing that there was no front facing camera. It would have been a great feature to allow video chatting on one screen while you're typing on another. Sadly, the inability to connect to the 4G network most likely nixed the idea of adding any front facing camera.
The 5 megapixel camera on the back looks to be decent and can also record video at 720p. Once again, the video recording seems to be at the level of the standard higher end smartphone. Other smartphones such as the Samsung Vibrant capture 720p video well and one can only expect that the Kyocera Echo won't be any different.
The Kyocera Echo will also be able to extend its 3G to other devices at a price. For an additional $29.99, the Kyocera Echo will be able to act as a mobile hotspot, being able to support up to 5 Wi-Fi devices. The only item to note is that it's sharing Sprint's 3G network, not WiMAX, which is currently Sprint's 4G network.