Kyocera Rise is an affordable Android 4.0 with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. It will launch this Sunday for $19.99 in all Sprint retail channels. Additionally, Virgin will offer the device beginning Aug. 31 for $99.99. It is a great option for customers who are new to smartphones, parents looking for the perfect first device for their teens and tweens or anyone looking for a device with an impressive set of features at a great price. Here's more info on this upcoming Android smartphone:
Kyocera Rise features a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480x320 IPS LCD touchscreen display and Swype for rapid text entry. Its 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery ensures long periods of use between charges and provides more than 8.5 hours of talk time.
Additional features include: * Google Play with access to hundreds of thousands of apps * 1GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for fast access to apps and Web surfing * 3.2-megapixel camera with an LED flash and 30 frame-per-second camcorder * Kyocera's "Eco Mode" software to better monitor and conserve battery power * microSD memory card support up to 32GB * Dedicated capacitive menu button for easy access to application-specific features * Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize Android smartphones with apps, widgets, wallpapers, ringtones and more * In addition to Sprint's nationwide 3G network, Kyocera Rise connects over Wi-Fi (b/g/n) networks, supports Stereo Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) wireless technology and includes a high-speed USB 2.0 port