Sprint's Kyocera Rise is an Android 4.0 smartphone for $19.99

Sprint's Kyocera Rise is an Android 4.0 smartphone for $19.99
Sprint has announced the price and upcoming availability of the extremely cheap Kyocera Rise smartphone (here's our hands-on). The handset will be available starting August 19 through all Sprint channels at the tempting price of $19.99 after your signature on a two-year contract. Virgin Mobile will also have the device in its catalog. Customers who like it pre-paid will be able to purchase it for $99.99 excluding taxes, beginning August 31.

Besides its affordable price-tag, the handset stands out with its slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Android 4.0 OS.

Sprint sees the Kyocera Rise as a great entry-level smartphone for first-time smartphone users, teens, tweens, or simply anyone who seeks a feature-rich phone at an affordable price. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard, with the Rise, users are also getting a 3.5" IPS LCD with the low resolution of 320x480 pixels. The device is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor, which is nowhere near today's quad-core beasts, but you can't expect cutting edge technology from a device this cheap.

We guess you can't wait for Sunday to come, eh?

source: Sprint

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Rise
  • Display 3.5 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 2GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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