Kyocera Rise smartphone brings in a budget-friendly Android QWERTY phone

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Aside from the Hydro Android smartphone which Kyocera unveiled at CTIA Wireless 2012, the company also announced another Android 4.0 smartphone, the Kyocera Rise. Similar to the Hydro, the Kyocera Rise is being touted as a budget-friendly Android smartphone. Said device comes with a four-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard and also runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 3.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 320, 512MB of RAM, 3.2MP camera with LED flash, 30fps video recording capability and also the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor as the Hydro. Connectivity-wise, the Kyocera Rise supports EVDO Rev.A together with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. This points to the fact that it might be carried by Verizon or Sprint. Other features of the Kyocera Rise include USB, a microSD card slot, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and GPS. No pricing details were divulged yet, but the Kyocera Rise is expected to become available during the second half of 2012.

Via [Kyocera]

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