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Text it up with the Kyocera Rise (pictures)

The Kyocera Rise is a midrange Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Device with a sliding keyboard.

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Kyocera Rise with Android 4.0

Available from Sprint for just $20 (after you send in a mail-in rebate and sign a two-year contract), the Kyocera Rise ships natively with Android 4.0 and a slideout keyboard.
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A little bit heavy

The Rise weighs 5.44 ounces, or a little over a third of a pound. While it can slip into jean pockets, the fit is a bit snug.
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Four-row keyboard

Fitting for texting aficionados, the Kyocera Rise comes with a graciously spaced QWERTY keyboard.
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A thick profile

The Rise measures 4.44 inches tall, 2.38 inches wide, and a husky 0.56 inch thick.
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A camera on the back

The Kyocera Rise doesn't have a front-facing camera, but it does sport a 3.2-megapixel camera in the back with LED flash.
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A look up top

On top of the Rise are a 3.5mm headphone jack and a sleep/power button.

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