The Kyocera Rise Looks Set Launch on Sprint and Virgin Mobile

The Kyocera Rise and Hydro are mid range devices that fill a void left for the most part un-tapped and damp with mediocrity. The two handsets were announced and shown off at CTIA earlier this year, but had no carrier connection. The Hydro as you may remember has made its way to the likes of Boost Mobile in recent days and if new rumors are to be believed, its QWERTY toting cousin may have found itself a home as well.

EV Leaks recently got their Twitter account shut down for leaking Sprints up and coming Galaxy Reverb have done it again with some new details on the Kyocera Rise.  The Rise is a CDMA based smart phone and would only have a few options when coming stateside. According to the leaky twitter account the Kyocera Rise aka C5155 will be making its way toward the Now Network and Virgin Mobile in the near future. Unfortunately, the details…they stop there. The only thing holding this rumor together is Sprint and Kyocera’s august relationship and the fact that this CDMA handset, seemingly does not look like it belongs on the shelves of big red Verizon. But what can be expected from the Rise? Off the bat, the Rise may not come equipped with an onslaught of high end specs, but it does have one thing most mid range devices will never see, Android version 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Your interaction with ICS will come to your finger tips via a 3.5 inch IPS LCD touch screen with an HVGA resolution that clocks in at 320×480. It’s slightly bulky design gives the Rise a thickness of 14.3 mm, but that same thickness also supplies a good old fashioned four row slide out QWERTY keyboard. Internally the Rise get’s its go from a Qualcomm made MSM8655 Snapdragon processer that clocks in at 1 GHz. Additionally the Rise comes packing an unknown GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 2GB of storage and expandable microSD, microSDHC memory. Around back the Rise houses a 3.2 mega pixel camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities. Additionally you can also expect the Rise to carry with it Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB and GPS connectivity.

And that’s that! The Kyocera Rise will most likely be hitting the shelves of Sprint and Virgin Mobile in the near future. While mum’s the word on its price, we can surely expect a sub $100 price tag…right? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of the Kyocera Rise. Loving the QWERTY? Let us know below. And remember the very best in Sprint accessories are here.

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