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Kyocera demonstrated their new dual-screen Android-based gaming phone recently.
Kyocera Set to Introduce Dual-Screen Android Gaming Smartphone
In a recent demonstration of upcoming technology, Kyocera unveiled their latest bid to break through in the smartphone community with the new Kyocera Echo. The Echo is a dual-screen Android-based smartphone designed with gaming in mind. Unsurprisingly, the Echo looks extremely similar to a Nintendo DS, and the game being demonstrated, The Sims 3, looked and ran very much like it's DS counterpart, albeit with improved graphics.
The Echo is set to hit US markets on the Sprint network later in 2011, but many have concerns that the phone will not become the great gaming platform it's being touted as. For one thing, the phone uses another fork of Google's Android SDK, the Sprint SDK, limiting game developers to producing titles for one product line on one network. It's unclear whether the Echo will benefit from the upcoming PlayStation Suite from Sony, but early indicators are that the two titles launching with the phone won't be getting much in the way of competition due to the games being so severely limited to just the one device.
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Posted by Apollo
on 02/08 at 11:17 AM