6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Kyocera Rio

About Video Transcript

First Look: Kyocera Rio

1:36 /

The Kyocera Rio brings Cricket customers a decent compact touch screen feature phone with e-mail and turn-by-turn navigation.

-Hi, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET taking a first look at the Kyocera Rio for Cricket. This is a standard touchscreen feature phone. There aren't a ton of these in Cricket's line up, so it is a good choice if you're looking for this kind of phone; otherwise, I'd say it's pretty midrange, nothing that special. With that said, there is a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen. Capacitive screens have a reputation for being far more easy to use and far more responsive. This resistive screen is actually pretty responsive and easy to press, although sometimes, you do need to add a little bit more pressure to scroll. There are three home screens with large buttons that are pretty finger friendly. You can drag and drop application, shortcuts, and icons around the screens and also from the application tray onto the screens. There are two kinds of virtual keyboards that you get with the Rio. There's portrait mode and landscape mode, but you don't get the landscape mode all the time. The portrait mode usually has a half QWERTY keyboard or you can use predictive text. It's not always the most convenient to get around. For external features, there is a 3-megapixel camera. There's also a microSD card slot behind the back cover and that holds up to 16 gigabytes of external memory. Inside, you've got apps like e-mail. There's a music player if you've got that microSD card. There's also a Cricket's navigation app and a backup app. The Kyocera Rio costs $129 in stores or $109 if you buy it online. Keep in mind that sounds pricey, but you will not be tied to a contract. I'm Jessica Dolcourt, looking at the Kyocera Rio for Cricket Wireless.

New releases

Apple looks to Virtual Reality
4:55 November 26, 2014
Apple is pursuing virtual reality harder than it ever has before. The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and the best Black Friday deals for...
Play video
Olympus E-PL7's mainstream appeal
2:24 November 26, 2014
A good interchangeable-lens series for budding enthusiasts gets better.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot security guards and more
23:17 November 26, 2014
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite...
Play video
Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
2:56 November 26, 2014
Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers...
Play video
Tablet tips for traveling with kids
2:47 November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the tech you already have to entertain your kids during a long trip.
Play video
Razor scooters drive electric
1:54 November 26, 2014
Razor's small E100 and larger E300 electric scooters make for a fun ride, but don't expect much in the way of features.
Play video
A time machine for your kitchen? We take it for a test drive
1:57 November 26, 2014
The "Tim3 Machin3" makes one-pot meals a cinch -- no flux capacitor necessary.
Play video
Wii U is a good game system for kids, thanks to its games
2:00 November 26, 2014
A collection of fantastic Nintendo games make the Wii U game console better than it was two years ago, and if you can buy the right...
Play video