If you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use phone that would allow you to keep in touch with your friends and family, then check out Sprint’s latest addition to its portfolio, the Kyocera Kona. The device is designed to perform basic functions without any distraction in the form of sophisticated features. The phone is available for free from Sprint’s store, as long as you sign a new two-year service agreement with the carrier.
Kyocera Kona for Sprint
The Kyocera Kona for Sprint is a minimalistic flip phone designed to fit comfortably in the user’s hand. The phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA main display with 240 x 320 pixel resolution and a high-contract 1.44-inch TFT LCD external display, which display time and icons for battery level, unread messages or missed calls and more.
The handset is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with dedicated function key and 2x zoom, but no flash or video recording though. The Kyocera Kona also offers Bluetooth and GPS support, 3.5 mm headphone jack and speakerphone with dedicated function key. The phone’s 870 mAh battery is good for up to 5.8 hours of talk time.
The Kyocera Kona comes with a number of accessibility features that would make it a perfect device for your older aunt or grandpa. The phone has a large, tactile keypad with visual separation for faster, easier typing. The handset lets you enlarge the font and adjust or even invert contrast. Other features include TTY/TDD support for the hearing impaired and hearing aid compatibility, as well as text-to-speech read-out for menus, text messaging, notifications, and more.