Virgin Mobile Begins Selling Kyocera Rise

Virgin Mobile is now selling the Kyocera Rise for $99.99, a fair price for such a carrier. The phone is nothing special, but it comes together in a fairly nice package. Here is a list of specs:

  • Touch slider with QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3.5” HVGA LCD touchscreen
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 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

My only real complaint with this device is the HVGA resolution. I understand it’s a budget device, but at that size, WVGA is easily possible. Even the recent new iPhone knockoff has a 3.5″ qHD screen, so WVGA isn’t too much to ask for. HVGA should be reserved for 3.2″ or lower. But otherwise, it’s a solid budget phone with a good build and Ice Cream Sandwich. If you’re interested, hit the source link to grab one.

Virgin Mobile USA | Android Central

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