Kyocera Rise rumored to launch on Sprint and Virgin Mobile
0. phoneArena 21 Jul 2012, 14:54 posted on
A new rumor suggests that the Rise will be finding a forever home on both Sprint and Virgin Mobile in the near future...
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1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1859; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I can't help myself, I love a h/w QWERTY! And, looking at this one... Oh yes Charlene, I am so totally super-duper psyched! /s
It's still cool to say psyched right?
I do like h/w QWERTY's though and there are days I miss my old enV. What I'd really like to see for a keyboard is a hybrid. Two displays, one either of the current high end display types and the other one just a touch e-ink. Since a large problem with having two displays is power consumption the touch e-ink should be a lower power alternative. Because it's software not hardware, it would be totally re-configurable to whichever language you like, whichever layout you like... and, you could even have it switch to gaming controls for gameplay. Could even use it for more app specific control, like the way some people are using their phones to control other devices like RC hobbyists.
2. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Sad how, if this does come to Sprint, the Epic 4G would still be their highest end physical QWERTY phone; despite that phone being 2 years old and running on Gingerbread. Seriously, I don't understand why manufacturers don't make high end phones with physical QWERTY keyboards. I would gladly sacrifice thinness for more accurate messaging.
3. EvoHero (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2011)
More moving parts means more things to break, which means a worse customer experience and increased churn. Also, there really just isn't the interest in QWERTY's that there used to be. Screen sizes are big enough now that just about everyone is comfortable with a virtual keyboard.
4. waldenre (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Oh look; another subpar phone that's going to be almost obsolete before its released. Ho hum.