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Kyocera Rise now available from Virgin Mobile

Starting today you can pick up the Kyocera Rise from Virgin Mobile in the US for $100 up front. The phone features a 3.5-inch display and full QWERTY keyboard as well as Android 4.0 powered by a 1GHz single-core Snadragon processor. Users get 2GB of internal storage plus a slot for microSD card. The phone carries a 3.2MP camera.

A prepaid option, Virgin Mobile is offering the Rise alongside its $35/month unlimited data and messaging plan. Not too shabby. Right now the phone is only available online but will hit retailers next month.

The Kyocera Rise with a full QWERTY keyboard. Now on Virgin Mobile USA without a contract and with our unlimited data and messaging Beyond Talk plans starting at $35/month

The Rise is available right now – just in time for back to school – for $99.99 online, at select dealers and Virgin Mobile’s own branded stores. It will roll out across national retail outlets starting in late September.

Awesome features include:
Touch Slider with QWERTY Keyboard and a 3.5″ HVGA LCD Touchscreen [we think of it as quite the "texty beast!"]
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
Google Play for access to over 600,000 apps
3.2MP Camera, LED Flash and Video Capture
microSD Card Slot – supports up to 32GB
Swype for rapid text entry
Eco Mode for better battery management
Stereo Bluetooth

This is a great choice for first-time Android users, including parents looking for that great first smartphone for teens and tweens, or seniors. Customers get to move into touchscreen smartphone territory while still keeping the ease and familiarity of a keyboard, and at an affordable price.

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Continue reading on the Kyocera Rise forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Danny Rodriguez

    Cant complain for the price i guess… I’d still pass

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Can’t beat that price for Ice Cream Sandwich!

    • supremekizzle

      That’s the thing… a lot of people put value on phones if their running new-er versions of the OS. Its unfair in the sense that if a guy in a basement can port Ice cream sandwich to devices then these multi million/billion dollar companies should have no excuse….IMHO

    • chuckles87

      Chris just go down the street and go to stater bros you can get a box of 12 ice cream sandwiches for $2.99

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