Kyocera Rise to Hit Sprint on August 19 for $19.99

August 10, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you are not among the geeky lot who always crave for the high-end smartphone devices or tablets, you may like to know that Kyocera Rise, a low-end phone, is soon to be launched on Sprint.

There were many speculations about the phone, but there was no clue on possible pricing and the day on which it will actually hit the network. Now we are blessed with that information, right ahead of an official announcement from the network carrier.

A leaked Sprint document shows that Kyocera Rise will hit the network on August 19 and will be sold for a $19.99 along with a $50 mail-in rebate when you agree on a two-year contract with the carrier.

It is not a high-end beefy device, but a humble phone with basic necessities. It has a 3.5 inch display at 320 x 480 resolution. Its processing powers reside with a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It is will be a perfect fit for texting crazy since it has a slide out physical keyboard.

To help you snap pictures, it stuffs a 3.2 mega pixel camera. The 1500 mAh battery will help it run the show for long without long charging sessions.

The rig packs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and is speculated to get support for Sprint’s Direct Connect which is a push-to-talk service.

There is only a week for it to hit the network. Will you pick Kyocera Rise on Sprint? Do let us know.

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