Kyocera Rise

Last updated: May 8th, 2012.

The Kyocera Rise shares the same specs as its brother, the Kyocera Hydro, but it covers a different niche. Instead of being water resistant, it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Specs include a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, Android 4.0 and a 3.5-inch IPS LCD display. This phone, along with the Kyocera Hydro, is the first to feature "Tissue Conduction." Said technology improves the sound quality by sending vibrations through your body, providing much better sound in loud environments.

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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 …

Kyocera Rise hits Sprint August 19 for $20, Virgin Mobile on August 31

Sprint is adding a new entry-level handset to their lineup this weekend with the launch of the Kyocera Rise. The Rise is an Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone featuring a 1GHz single-core chipset, 3.5-inch HVGA display, and 3.2MP camera with LED flash while tapping into Sprint ID to offer users a customizable experience. The phone joins …

Leaked document says Kyocera Riise launching on Sprint August 19th for $20

The Kyocera Rise made an uninspiring debut at CTIA this past May, but it looks like it may finally be ready to launch here in the United States for whoever is willing to buy it. The device will apparently head to Sprint stores August 19th and will be available for $20 according to materials received …

Kyocera Rise First Look [CTIA 2012]

Kyocera came to CTIA with a device that has a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard that’s very comfortable to use. It’s getting a bit rare to see that in this day and age, so it caught my eye for a quick second. It shares a lot of characteristics from its keyboard-less cousin Hydro, but it differs …

Kyocera announces two new Ice Cream Sandwich handsets at CTIA

It’s been a minute since Kyocera unveiled an Android smartphone, but their back with two new offerings out of CTIA. The Kyocera Hydro and Kyocera Rise are entry-level handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich atop hardware that includes a 1GHz MSM8655 CPU and 3.5-inch HVGA display. THe Hydro, as its name so cleverly suggests, is waterproof. …