Kyocera first announced the Rise during CTIA earlier this year, but didn’t specify when or if it would land on Sprint. Thanks to a leaked press shot by @evleaks, we now know that the Rise is heading to Sprint and will bring custom Sprint software with it as well, such as Sprint ID and SprintZone.
The device will feature Android 4.0 ICS, a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM, and something Kyocera is calling “Tissue Conduction” audio technology. It’ll also obviously feature a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, which is pretty rare these days for Android devices.
The source also claims that the Kyocera Rise will also probably launch on Virgin Mobile, but no release date is given.