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Virgin Mobile Announces $99.99 Kyocera Rise Android ICS QWERTY, Available Aug 31

Sprint announced a new entry level Android phone for Virgin Mobile today. It's the Kyocera Rise and will be available August 31st for $99.99.

The Rise has some of the best specs I've seen yet for a sub-$100 Android phone; 1 Ghz processor. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 3.5 inch HVGA (320 x 480 px) screen and 3.2 MP camera with LED flash, plus a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

Here's are some specs that Kyocera and Sprint released today:

· Four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard
· Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
· 3.5–inch IPS HVGA (320 x 480 px) touchscreen
· 1GHz MSM8655 QUALCOMM Snapdragon® processor
· Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all in a single download
· Kyocera’s “Eco Mode” software to better monitor and conserve battery power
· Dedicated capacitive menu button for easy access to application-specific features
· Mobile hotspot capability for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices (additional fee required)

· 3.2MP camera with an LED flash and 30 frame-per-second camcorder
· Google Play™ with access to hundreds of thousands of apps
· Google Mobile™ services including Google Play,™ Google Search,™ Google Maps,™ Google Talk,™ Google Calendar,™ Google +,™ Google Latitude,™ Gmail,™ and YouTube™
· microSD™ memory card support up to 32GB (2GB card included)
· Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1+ EDR capable
· Wi-Fi® b/g/n enabled
· Corporate (Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email support
· Media player and high-quality video streaming at 30 fps
· Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
· Voice recognition - speaker independent
· GPS capable

· Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.56 inches (112 x 61 x 14 mm), weight: 5.54 oz (157 gm.)
· Display: 3.5-inch HVGA IPS LCD touchscreen (320x480 pixels)
· Removable 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery for up to 8.62 hours continuous talk time
· External memory: supports up to a 32GB microSD card (sold separately, 2GB SD card included)
· CDMA 1xRTT and EVDO Rev. A 1x Advanced
· Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n)
· Stereo Bluetooth® (2.1 + EDR)

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