Review: Kyocera Rise for Sprint
Google Play Music is the only music app preinstalled on the Rise. If you want anything beyond what Google offers through its own music app, you have to dig through the Google Play Store to find it. That said, the Google Play Music app is extensive in features and lets you stream music over the network or store it locally. It's my music app of choice.
The same goes for video. The Google Play Movies app and associated store are both available, as is the native YouTube application. These are fine options for purchasing and playing video content, but if you prefer other options, again, they can be downloaded separately.
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The Rise played both audio and video content that I sideloaded with no problem, and the quality was just fine.
Hands-On with the Kyocera Rise
Kyocera's new Rise stands out for having a physical keyboard, when other manufacturers seem to be moving away from such things. We spent some time with it.
Kyocera's Rise QWERTY Phone Headed to Sprint and Virgin
Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA today each announced plans to sell the Kyocera Rise in the coming weeks, an Android 4.0 smartphone with sliding QWERTY keyboard. Sprint is selling the Kyocera Rise starting August 19 for $19.99 on contract.
Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors
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