-Kyocera Rise brings QWERTY with Android 4.0 to Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA.INTERNET BUSINESS NEWS-(C)1995-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Wireless and wireline communications services company Sprint (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : S) and wireless products and accessories provider Kyocera Communications, Inc. have launched the Kyocera Rise, an Android An open platform for cellphones from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Based on Linux, Android includes a library of Java classes for building mobile applications.
Android and GPhone smartphone with a full QWERTY See QWERTY keyboard.
(hardware) QWERTY - /kwer'tee/ (From the top left row of letter keys of most keyboards) Pertaining to a standard English-language typewriter keyboard (sometimes called the Sholes keyboard after its inventor), as opposed to Dvorak or foreign-language slide-out keypad and high-resolution touchscreen display.
Kyocera Rise offers feature-phone loyalists the ability to easily move up to a smartphone without losing their tactile keyboard or spending a lot of money.
Equipped with Android 4.0 operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich Ice cream sandwiches are handheld desserts consisting of a slice of ice cream (usually vanilla), with a small layer of a soft cake-like pastry (usually chocolate) on the top and bottom. , Kyocera Rise will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) beginning Sunday, Aug. 19, for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. It will be available without a contract at www.virginmobileusa.com beginning Friday, Aug. 31, for $99.99.
Kyocera Rise customers can match the phone with the unlimited data from Sprint Everything Data plans, starting at $79.99 per month for smartphones.
Consumers looking for a commitment-free option can pair the Kyocera Rise with prepaid Sprint brand Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans that start at $35 per month for 300 minutes of voice and include unlimited messaging and data.
For those looking for a bit more talk time, the $45 plan offers 1,200 minutes of voice and the $55 plan offers unlimited voice each month. All plans include unlimited messaging and data (plans include 2.5GB of full-speed data).1
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