After a few previous attempts, the Japanese electronics manufacturer, Kyocera, is trying to win the US mobile market again, this time with the entry-level Android smartphone – Rise. The new Kyocera Rise is available from Sprint for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
Deal on Kyocera Rise for Sprint
|Full Retail Price||$249.99|
|2 Year Contract Discount||-$180.00|
Additionally, purchasing Kyocera Rise from Sprint’s online store qualifies for a $100 Reward Card from American Express which promotion we have introduced just few days ago. The offer is valid during 8/14 – 8/26.
Learn more about Kyocera Rise for Sprint
The Kyocera Rise for Sprint may not be your top shelf Android smartphone, but its features combined with the low price make it easy to use and affordable device, perfect for those who begin their journey in the Android world or for parents looking for a first phone for their kids.
The Kyocera Rise stands out for its slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, which becomes a rarity but many people still find it extremely useful. Texting or replaying to emails is fast and easy thanks to the Swype technology. The phone sports a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480×320 IPS LCD touch screen display, 1 GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for fast access to apps and Web surfing, 512MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD compatible with up to 32 GB cards.
Other features of Kyocera Rise include 3.2-megapixel camera with an LED flash and 30 frame-per-second camcorder, 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery, which provides up to 8,5 hours talk time, dedicated capacitive menu button for easy access to application-specific features, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.1.
The Kyocera Rise is Sprint ID-capable, which means you can download a variety of apps, widgets, shortcuts, ringtones and wallpapers designed to meet your specific mobile needs and interests. The smartphone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and provides access to Google services, for example Google Play.
The Rise may be far from luxurious, but it still is a reliable and decent device, worth checking out if you want to stay connected but don’t feel the need to spend lots of money.