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Kyocera Rio--photos

The Kyocera Rio is a run-of-the-mill feature phone for Cricket Wireless that has some drawbacks, but which will work just fine for most people seeking a touch-screen handset.

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Touch screen

The Kyocera Rio joins Cricket Wireless as a touch-screen feature phone with a functional feature set.
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Resistance

The resistive touch screen is mostly responsive, but at time it's necessary to exert a bit more pressure. You won't get a full QWERTY virtual keyboard for every task, but you can use predictive text or a half QWERTY keyboard, shown here.
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Back attack

We're not at all fans of the back-of-phone design, which feels every bit the cheap, ridged plastic it looks like. The 3-megapixel camera was serviceable.
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Power lock

The Rio's power button also locks and unlocks the phone.
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Photo quality

Indoor photos were a bit dull and tended to blur if the Rio or the subject wasn't perfectly still. On the plus side, editing tools let you adjust the photos after the shot.

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