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Ceton to ship Echo Windows Media Extender by Thanksgiving

10/11, 10:41am

Ceton Echo extender is now much smaller, more power efficient, priced at $179

Ceton has announced pricing and an approximate ship date for its Echo Windows Media Center Extender that was introduced earlier this year. The unit is much revised, however, with a body that's 72 percent smaller than the original, and now nearly the quarter of the size of the power adapter for the Xbox 360. It's also power efficient, rated at under 5 watts.

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Kyocera gives out 10K free Android games to spur Echo sales

08/15, 4:30pm

Kyocera offers 10,000 free game copies for Echo

Kyocera, in an attempt to boost sales of its dual-screen, Android-powered Echo smartphone, announced on Monday it has began offering 12 free premium games. Part of the company's 'Summer of Free Apps' campaign, the games normally range in price from $1 to $5. The first 10,000 downloads are free.

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Sprint releases fixed Gingerbread update for Kyocera Echo

08/10, 9:05pm

First update caused problems for users

Sprint has begun to release a second round ofGingerbread updates for Kyocera's Echo handset, after the first update, which arrived several weeks ago, had caused problems for many users. The company suspended the first rollout after a number of owners reported that the download had caused their phone to become inoperable.

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Kyocera Echo's Android 2.3 update goes live

08/01, 7:00pm

Release matches earlier rumors

Confirming earlier rumors, Sprint has released an Android 2.3 update for the Kyocera Echo. The release, which steps up from Android 2.2 Froyo, brings the standard set of Gingerbread UI tweaks, along with the updated Swype 3.0 keyboard and an 'Eco Mode' utility that is claimed to help users manage battery life.

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Kyocera Echo may get Android 2.3 on August 1

07/28, 3:40am

Kyocera Echo inline for Gingerbread update

The Kyocera Echo looks like it might be in line for an update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on August 1. Update 2.002SP is expected to land next Monday and move device from 2.2 (Froyo) to the latest build of Android for mobile phones. The update will also bring some Kyocera Echo specific treats including Swype 3.0.

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KDDI, Kyocera phone does multi-layer touch feedback

05/27, 8:35am

KDDI, Kyocera show multi-layer haptic prototype

At the currently ongoing Wireless Japan show, major wireless provider KDDI showed off a prototype handset that uses multiple layers for haptic touch feedback. The so-called New Haptic Smartphone uses display technology from Kyocera, maker of smartphones such as the Echo. The prototype uses feedback for two haptic layers, but Kyocera assures the public its technology can support seven layers all over a screen's surface.

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Kyocera Echo to ship April 17 for $200

03/14, 3:20pm

Sprint dates Kyocera Echo for April 17

Sprint today dated and priced the Kyocera Echo. Its one-off, dual-screen Android phone we tried ourselves should ship April 17, with pre-orders starting March 26. The device is still locked in for a $200 price on contract.

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Sprint teases new mystery phone for February 24

02/21, 10:40am

Sprint hints new smartphone on February 24

Sprint put out a teaser on Monday hinting at a mystery new phone. The company didn't give out clues but asked users to check back on Thursday, February 24. Devices like the Kyocera Echo aren't due to arrive until later.

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Sprint adds 1.1m users, sees slight hit from Verizon iPhone

02/10, 10:10am

Sprint adds 1.1m, says will survive Verizon iPhone

Sprint saw two rare milestones today even as it braced for the possible impact of the Verizon iPhone launch. The carrier added 1.1 million cellphone users, its highest additions since early 2006. Of those, it also saw its first gain in contract subscribers for the first time since spring 2007, adding 58,000 for the first time.

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Sprint to get HTC Arrive, Kyocera Echo smartphones?

01/24, 2:35pm

HTC Arrive, Kyocera Echo phones coming to Sprint?

Two new previously unheard of handsets are coming to Sprint, according to a Monday Engadget report. Other than the logos and names for the two, the HTC Arrive and Kyocera Echo, not much else is currently known. The HTC model is said to be powered by Windows Phone 7, however, and a trademark registration at the USPTO confirms the upcoming availability of this phone; it may be the name for the 7 Pro slider.

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