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Kyocera Echo

Are two screens better than one? That's what Sprint would have you think now that the carrier has introduced Kyocera's Echo, a dual-touchscreen smartphone, running Android 2.2. The Kyocera Echo features two 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreens connected by a hinge. The two screens can be used independently or combined to operate as one large screen, according to The Wall Street Journal. The handset also features a Simul-Task mode that allows users to simultaneously run two of the Echo's seven core applications.

According to Wired.com, the Echo will run on Sprint's 3G network and features Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. The smartphone is also equipped with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera that is capable of 720p HD video capture. The Echo will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate.

Business users can be a hard lot to please, especially when it comes to smartphones. Today’s prosumers typically desire a simple design, complex features, reliable Web access, a solid camera and easy-to-use keyboard. Previously, we compiled a list of the top smartphones that work for business. While those phones are still viable candidates for business users, we’ve updated our list with more new smartphones, including several for the new 4G networks.

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