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 by TechnoBuffalo. With a 3.5 inch display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard it might be a nice option for those who are looking for a capable smartphone for cheap.

Users will enjoy Android 4.0 powered by a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. There are no LTE radios to be had, unfortunately, but I’m guessing you’d figure that considering its rank on the Now Network.

If this rumor turns out to be true Sprint should be making an announcement any day now. Be sure to check out our hands-on time with the device from CTIA 2012.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. More Motorola Photon Q, less of this.

    1. You said Motorola Photon Q. I am a person who cannot WAIT for that phone to come out. Ready for a decent Qwerty phone.

  2. Sell it to 60 year olds:
    * Capture and share the blurriest few pixels of summer with the tiny 3.2MP camera.
    * The KYOCERA Riise combines the order-of-magnitude-slower-than-everyone-else speed of Sprint 3G with an actual keyboard, so you’ll have plenty of time to type while previous messages are being sent out.
    * Combine Android with all the cost-saving corner-cutting actions we could possibly take to bring you a worthless piece of kit for only $20
    * The Riise will be available soon to help migeate people from the 3 generations obsolete iDEN network to the 2 generations obsolete CDMA network.

    Sprint makes me feel nostalgic for those days, a decade ago, when their current tech would have been considered ‘cutting edge’.

  3. I was considering placing some smart @ss comment about how I don’t know if I should pronounce it “Rise” or with the double “ii” does it make an “e” sound like in “Wii”, and thus pronounce it “R-ee-ze”. But then I realized that the double “ii” was just a typo in the headline as it’s actually spelled the “Kyocera Rise”….

    Perhaps a reread of your headline next time will prevent such blatant typos.

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