One new Android-based smartphone will land on shelves at Sprint and Virgin Mobile in the not too distant future, namely the Kyocera Rise.
The handset has been spotted online before, but no specific info on its availability has been made available so far.
However, the device
has emerged on the web once again, complemented by a series of details on its availability at two wireless carriers, Sprint and Virgin Mobile (the latter is, in fact a subsidiary of the former).
According to a recent tweet from EV leaks (via UnwiredView
), Kyocera Rise should reach both these wireless operators at some point in the future, through it remains to be seen when exactly that might happen.
Kyocera Rise was sported out there back in May, when their maker made it official along with the Kyocera Hydro.
Hydro already made it to another Sprint subsidiary, Boost Mobile, yet no specific info on the release of Rise has been delivered.
When released, the Kyocera Rise should prove a rather appealing device to many, courtesy of its specifications and price tag. It looks like a low- to mid-range device, and should be priced accordingly.
The mobile phone will hit shelves with a sliding form factor, featuring both a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, as well as a QWERTY keyboard that slides open from beneath it.
Moreover, the smartphone
will offer decent performance capabilities through a 1GHz single-core application processor complemented by 512MB of RAM. It runs under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Users will also enjoy 2GB of internal memory with this device, along with the possibility to expand it through a microSD memory card. A 2GB memory card will arrive pre-installed.
The specifications list of Kyocera Rise also includes Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, as well as a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper on the back, most probably with support for video recording.
Unfortunately, a specific launch date for the new mobile phone is not known for the time being. Details on its price tag have yet to emerge as well.