Virgin Mobile USA announced the Kyocera Event Android Smartphone is now available for $79.99 without a contract. A black version is available now, while a red version will be available exclusively from RadioShack on March 3, 2013.
Kyocera Event’s 3.5” HVGA IPS touchscreen display ensures crisp, bright viewing from any angle while adjustable brightness allows optimum viewing in any light. With Virgin Mobile USA on Sprint’s nationwide high-speed network4 and the phone’s 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Event provides snappy access to apps, email and the Web and delivers Virgin’s “Higher Calling” promise to those new to smartphones with its Beyond Talk unlimited data5 and messaging plans starting at $35 per month.
With Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Kyocera Event offers access to the Google Play Store where users can download thousands of free Android apps including games, productivity tools, travel assistance and rewards programs. Google Maps and Google Navigation eliminates the need to ever ask for directions again. A 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video camcorder helps ensure each moment is captured, and the virtual QWERTY keypad with Swype allows users to share messages faster and easier with rapid text entry. Kyocera’s MagniFont is an extra-extra-large font size to help ensure users can always see what they’re doing, and Kyocera’s Eco Mode software monitors and conserves battery power. With 4GB ROM/512MB RAM memory and support for microSD memory card expansion up to 32GB, Event owners can store and transfer thousands of photos, videos, music and more.
- Talk Time: Up to 8.7 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 168 hours (7 days)
- Battery Type: 1500 mAh Lithium ion (Li-Ion)
- Display: 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen, HVGA IPS LCD (480 x 320 pixels)
- Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Chipset: MSM8655 @ 1GHz (QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor)
- Camera: 3.2 MP camera with LED flash and video camcorder
- Radios: CDMA 1x EVDO Rev. A 1x Advanced
- Memory: 4GB ROM/512MB RAM microSD supports up to 32GB
- Size: 4.53 x 2.41 x 0.46 in (115.0 x 61.3 x 11.8 mm)
- Weight: 4.1 oz (117 g)
- Media formats: Audio: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR- WB, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, QCELP, EVRC, WAV Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
- Image: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG