Sprint has been moving full steam ahead with their new LTE network, but that’s not stopping them from releasing 3G phones. We recently got our hands on the Kyocera Rise at CTIA, and now the phone has been confirmed to be launching on August 19th for $19.99 on a 2 year contract.
This 3G-only slider features a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, a 1,500mAh battery, and will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, the Kyocera Rise will soon gain support for Sprint’s Direct Connect push-to-talk. I know what you’re thinking, this isn’t a powerful phone by any stretch of the imagination, but you know what? Having low-end phones allows for those on a tight budget to get their hands on the Android OS, and that my friends is the beauty of Android.