That’s the Kyocera Echo, a dual-screen Android phone headed for Sprint. It’s a neat idea, though the lack of native use for the dual-screen format might limit its practical value. It still looks like a neat one, though, and it’s certainly something we’ll keep our eyes on. If you want to take a look, you’ll get a chance on April 17. That’s when it will hit Sprint shelves. It won’t cost more than most new single-screen smartphones, $199.99 on a two-=year contract. [Android Central] During the weekend we got some further information on the Thunderbolt release. Android Central dug up a letter which indicated a March 17th release. Of course, we’ve seen documents depicting a release date before, only to see them woosh by without a trace. The issue was further compounded when an HTC sales manager tweeted that Verizon would launch the Thunderbolt on the 17th. Of course, the Tweet has since been removed, which is to be expected when it involves sensitive information such as this. No one wants to look bad if the device gets delayed past that date. But as it stands now it looks like later this week, maybe early next week, is the latest in the target launch dates for the Thunderbolt. [Droid Life] Quickies These could be longer, but we can get across the gist in a line or two.
- It looks like Hulu Plus plans are coming to Android soon. I wonder how well they’ll go over, especially with a Netflix app lurking. [Android Central]
- Want to get a Sprint Android phone? You can get a $125 credit for moving, which can help offset early termination fees. [Engadget]
- The Samsung Infuse 4G has hit the FCC, which means it should be headed for AT&T soon enough. [Phandroid]