Sprint Nextel is reportedly rolling out a Kyocera smartphone on its network at an event tonight in New York.
Bloomberg Businessweek, citing people familiar with the matter, said that it would be a device running the Android operating system, called the Echo. The Echo is rumored to be a dual-screen device.
In January, the tech blog Engadget reported that two logos had leaked showing the Kyocera Echo and the HTC Arrive. The latter is rumored to be a Windows 7 phone.
Sprint is bills its event as unveiling an industry first. The HTC phone, if it is also rolled out this evening, would be the first CDMA phone running Windows 7.
Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., has rolled out both Kyocera and HTC phones in the last few months, most recently the HTC Evo Shift and Evo 4G. The former made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, while the Evo 4G was rolled out in March of last year.
From Kyocera Sprint currently offers the Sanyo Innuendo, Taho and Vero. Only the first would qualify as a smartphone, however.
The event is at 6 p.m. Eastern time at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.
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