Kyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st for $100

Kyocera announced the QWERTY-packing Rise at this year's CTIA without mention of any carrier support. Regardless, we had a feeling it would eventually end up on Sprint, given the lengthy partnership the two companies have enjoyed -- not to mention a few leaks. Indeed, we got official word this morning that the Kyocera Rise will be available on Sprint August 19th for $20 (after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year commitment), with Virgin Mobile following up with a prepaid version on August 31st. The non-contract price? $100. That thirty-dollar difference makes for an incredibly tough sell when a contract is attached. For the forgetful Freds out there, the Rise features Android 4.0, a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon S2 processor, a 3.2MP camera and a 1,500mAh battery that claims 8.5 hours of talk time. Check out more details in the press release after the break.Continue reading Kyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st for $100Filed under: Cellphones, WirelessKyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st for $100 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  Sprint  | Email this | Comments

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