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RadioShack to Offer 25 Free Phones
November 21, 2011

RadioShack is offering a special three-day sale in which more than 25 mobile phones across three carriers will be offered free with a new contract.

Audio High Names Marks General Manager
November 15, 2011

Mountain View, Calif.-based Audio High this week named industry veteran Geoffrey Marks its new general manager. Marks most recently worked in sales for Velodyne and has also spent time at JBL, Cerwin-Vega, Kyocera, Denon and KEF.

JD Power: iPhone Staying Well Ahead in Smartphone Quality
September 8, 2011

Apple has managed to keep its significant lead in smartphone satisfaction in spite of improving performance from its Android counterparts. JD Power in a new study saw end users give Apple a score of 838, over 40 points past its spring results and its sixth consecutive spot at the top of the ranks. HTC also improved, but at 801 had garnered at a slightly slower rate. The shift by the two raised the bar and put many other companies, even those that had improved, below the fold.

Review: Dual-Screen Kyocera Smartphone Needs Work
April 21, 2011

From emailing to Web surfing to taking photos, a smartphone can be a multitasker's best friend - unless all the tasks are making the screen feel too small. Wouldn't it be nice to have a second screen?

The Kyocera Echo, a new Android smartphone sold by Sprint, brings that neat idea to life. Simply slide over the touch screen to reveal a second, identical one.

You can use the two screens independently

Sprint Kyocera Echo Dual-Screen Phone Arrives
April 17, 2011

The Kyocera Echo dual-screen smartphone has arrived at retail, Sprint announced Monday. The phone is available through all Sprint channels for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Japan’s Phone Makers Hope for Surge With Android
March 2, 2011

Japanese mobile phones are a gadget lovers dream. They double as credit cards. They can display digital TV broadcasts. Some are even fitted with solar cells. And yet, for all their innovations, Japanese-made handsets have had little impact overseas. They account for just a sliver of a global mobile phone market dominated by the likes of Apple, Research in Motion and Samsung. But now the Japanese phone industry hopes to go global by adopting Googles red-hot Android mobile operating system. We have the technology to compete in the United States, said Naoki Shiraishi, who led software development

The Kyocera Echo is the DS of the Smartphone World
February 8, 2011

The nifty little device you see here is not a mock-up of a Nintendo smartphone. It is a brand new device called the Kyocera Echo. It was announced today as the first ever dual-screen Android smartphone.

Android and Qualcomm are the New Wintel
November 12, 2010

Google's Android mobile operating system has been credited with saving struggling handset manufacturers, but it may ultimately be the thing that kills a number of them off. Before Android came around, mobile devices typically had hardware integrated with custom operating software, which differentiated LG phones from Samsung phones from Motorola phones, and so on. No two devices from rival manufacturers were at all alike. But now, for the first time ever in the wireless ecosystem, a standard platform is emerging: At least a dozen handset makers have brought to market more than 90 different smartphones that run Android

Sprint to Announce Samsung Transform, Sanyo Zio, LG Optimus S Today at CTIA?
October 6, 2010

We've just been dropped some intel from a new source that we thought we would share. Our source details three new handsets that U.S. wireless carrier Sprint will detail today at CTIA in San Francisco: the Samsung Transform, the Sanyo/Kyocera Zio, and the LG Optimus S.
The Samsung Transform will have a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (not Super AMOLED), 800 MHz processor, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED-flash, EV-DO Rev. A and Android 2.1. We're told the device will be upgraded to Android 2.2 shortly after launch.