Kyocera Rise Review Part 1

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The rise is a really nice and cheep phone.

Kyocera Rise Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)
publisher: Kyocera
ASIN: B008P2UVT0
EAN: 0067215021503

price: $99.99 (new)

Kyocera Rise

Versatile Android device, free from contracts
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Kyocera Rise

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The Kyocera Rise is a versatile Android device, free from contracts and at an affordable price point.

With a 3.5-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Rise caters to your preference. Running Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Rise boasts features such as a 3.2 MP camera with LED flash and video capture, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, and more.

Key Features

  • Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 3.5-inch HVGA IPS Display
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3.2 MP Camera, LED Flash, and Video Capture
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • microSD Card Slot – supports up to 32GB
  • GPS/aGPS Support
  • Google Play for all the latest apps

Specifications

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 2 GB ROM / 512 MB RAM Internal Memory
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • EVDO Rev A Data Network
  • MSM8655 Chipset
  • HAC Rating: M4/T4
  • TTY support

Vital Statistics

The Kyocera Rise measures 4.4 x 2.4 x .56 inches. It includes a 1500 mAh battery.

What’s in the Box

AC adapter, Micro USB Charger, Standard Battery, 2 GB microSD Card, Printed Materials

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating SystemThe Kyocera Rise runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.

The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:

Face Unlock
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).

And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.

Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders–just drag one app onto another to create a folder.

Multitasking
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently–tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.

Voice Input
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.


Virgin Mobile Prepaid Pricing

With Virgin Mobile, you can pay only for the calling time you use. You can choose a monthly Beyond Talk plan with unlimited data and messaging and just the right amount of talk minutes for your needs.

Beyond Talk
Beyond Talk Unlimited Plans

Virgin Mobile customers have access to the Sprint Nationwide Network, reaching more than 278 million people across the United States (see a map of Virgin Mobile’s coverage area).

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