The Kyocera Verve feature slider-phone goes on sale at Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin

The Kyocera Verve feature slider-phone goes on sale at Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin

Sprint and Boost Mobile have begun selling the Kyocera Verve. It's a feature phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which the carriers tout as perfect for those of you that simply don't need a smartphone right now. It's a truly modest offering that comes with a 2.4-TN-TFT display, a QSC 6155 chipset, 256MB RAM, 512MB of storage space, a 2MP auto-focus camera with 2x zoom, and a 1100mAh battery. Battery life is rated at 6.3 hours of talk-time and 261 hours of standby. 

Additionally, the Verve has GPS, voice recognition, TTY/TDD support for the hearing-impaired, and perks such as USB data connection for using it as a modem, and Windows Media Transfer Protocol support. Not bad for what it is.

The Kyocera Verve will be available in pink and gray colors on Friday, April 11 in Sprint direct-ship sales channels, Web, and telesales. Additionally, Kyocera Verve is available on Boost Mobile’s no-annual-contract $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. Also, payLo by Virgin Mobile will be offering it under a different name, Kyocera Contact.

source: Sprint



1. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Had to double check and make sure I was still in the news section for 2014.

2. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

Wait, people still use these? People still make these? I remember when these sliders were IN back in MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL & hardly even in high school. I swear I thought we were in 2014.

3. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Omg my next phone

4. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

this should not be news

5. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

damn. i remember my old days. haha

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Looks like something straight out of 2008, very reminiscent of the Samsung Rant and LG Rumor, both phones that came out in 2008 and 2007 respectively. Heck, the Rant has the same amount of MPs in its camera. I guess Kyocera is calling it quits on Smartphones (since their smartphones are terrible), probably for the best that they try to corner the (increasingly tiny) feature phone market.

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