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Category: Cell Phones with Service

Released: 2012-08-16

Kyocera Rise Android Phone (Sprint) by Kyocera

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  • 3.5-inch display
  • 3.2-MP camera & video capture
  • 1.0 GHz processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)


Kyocera Rise Android 4.0 Smartphone with Sprint 2-Year Service Contract The Kyocera Rise takes value and performance to the next level with features like Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Sprint ID, which lets you instantly personalize your phone to complement your needs and interests. With the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, you'll shoot off texts and emails faster than ever. This Android 4.0 smartphone also offers access to thousands of fun and useful apps. What You Get Kyocera Rise smartphone Lithium-ion battery AC Charger Case Car charger Universal screen protector microSD card (preinstalled) with adapter App pack Important information booklet Get Started guide Kyocera Rise Android 4.0 Smartphone Features Android 4.0 software Sliding QWERTY keyboard 3.2MP digital camera 3.5″ color HVGA IPS touch screen Capture photos and record videos Apps, Email, Social Networking Speakerphone Voicemail capable Specs The Key Specs Model #: Rise Screen Type: Color touchscreen LCD Style: Slider Mode: CDMA 800/850/1900 Operating System:

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3.5-inch touchscreen display
with slide-out QWERTY

Kyocera Rise

  • 3G Connectivity

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 3.5-inch HVGA IPS Display
  • Sliding QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3.2 MP Camera / Camcorder
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
  • Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspot (up to 5 devices)

Raise Your Expectations

The Kyocera Rise features a beautiful 3.5-inch touchscreen and a powerful 1 GHz processor running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Rise combines the speed of Sprint 3G with the easy-to-use slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Whether you are sending a quick text message, surfing the web, or responding to an important e-mail, the Rise will rise to the occasion. And, with a 3.2 MP camera, you can capture and share the moments that are special to you.

Sprint Direct Connect Now

Get more done with the Sprint Direct Connect Now application, available exclusively from Sprint. It supports single and group conversations all on the Sprint 3G network, and works with both Sprint Direct Connect and Nextel Direct Connect devices. The Sprint Direct Connect Now application offers convenient features such as simple touchscreen controls and on-the-fly group calling so you can connect with up to 20 people at once.

Key Features
  • Sprint Direct Connect: 1-to-1 and Group Conversations (up to 20)
  • Nextel Direct Connect Interoperability: 1-to-1 Conversations
  • Convenient touchscreen controls
  • Displays contact image for speaker
  • Adhoc Group Calling via convenient “select multiple entries” menu

Vital Statistics

The Kyocera Rise weighs 5.54 ounces and measures 4.44 x 2.38 x .56 inches. It includes a 1500 mAh battery rated at up to 8.6 hours of talk time.

What's in the Box

Handset, Standard Battery Charger, Micro USB cable, 2 GB Micro SD card and adapter

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System

The 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 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.

Sprint Services

Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

Sprint Music Plus: Jam out wherever you are with new songs or old favorites with the Sprint Music Plus app. You can purchase DRM-free full tracks, and you can save money when buying a bundle that includes the full track, ringtone and ringback tone with just one click. The app also allows you to create music playlists on your phone, assign ringback tones to play for different callers and times of day, and get new music recommendations based on their musical tastes.

Stay Sporty with Sprint: With NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, instantly connect to the NASCAR information you want, when you want it. Follow NASCAR action from practice to race day with real-time leaderboard and alerts. Get exclusive access to your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with real-time driver stats, breaking news and more. Live in-car audio, race radio, NASCAR on SPEED and other audio/video only available on select phones. Visit for details.

Just a few of the Sprint ID packages.

Sprint ID

Make your phone a reflection of who you are with Sprint ID, which helps you get the most out of your phone by allowing you to choose a total experience for your device. You'll be able to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience–including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers–all at once. Packs are designed to meet your interests–whether you're a sports fan, fitness fanatic, or auto enthusiast.

And the catalog of Sprint ID experiences will grow and expand–it's a marketplace full of experiences just for you. Choose from a single experience or many–it's about customizing your phone with the information you want in the palm of your hand. Here are a few examples of currently available Sprint ID packs:

  • Entertainment ID: Features a host of fun video, music, photo and news apps including Facebook, Celebrity Tweets, Pandora, Shazam, Rhapsody, E! Online and more.
  • Socially Connected: A customized experience for keeping users connected with friends on-the-go. Pack includes: Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Mashable, Tweetcaster, YouTube, and more.
  • Health and Fitness: Features all the best wellness related resources for eating right, staying fit and tracking users' progress with the ability to customize to their specific interests and goals. Pack includes: Workout Coach, Fitness Tips, Calorie Counter, BMI Calculator and more.
  • Business Productivity: The perfect solution for busy professionals who want to stay connected, entertained and informed on-the-go. This pack features all the best tools to assist with travel plans, organization, communication and more.


  • 3G connectivity
  • Dual band CDMA/EV-DO RevA – Network Vision Ready (800, 1900)
  • GPS Navigation Enabled
  • SMS Messaging
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Mobile hotspot capability supporting up to five devices


  • MSM8655 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, HVGA IPS LCD (480 x 320 pixels)
  • Sliding full QWERTY keyboard featuring Swipe, a faster and easier way to type


  • 2 GB ROM / 512 MB RAM
  • 2 GB microSD card included
  • Expandable internal memory to 32GB


  • 3.2 MP Camera / Camcorder

Other Features

  • Sprint ID
  • Sprint Direct Connect Now Application
  • Sprint Mobile Sync
  • Sprint Connections Optimizer
  • Google Play Stores Application

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