Sprint today announced that they Kyocera Rise will join their Android roster this coming Sunday, August 19, across all Sprint retail channels. Priced at $19.99 (with $50 mail-in rebate), the Android 4.0 smartphone includes a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) IPS LCD display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, and microSD expansion. Additional details include Kyocera’s Eco Mode for power conservation, Swype keyboard, Sprint ID, and a handful of other carrier apps. Virgin Mobile will also be offering the Kyocera Rise, making it available for $99 on August 31.
Is there a particular age that parents should look to when considering giving their child its first phone? What factors determine when the time is right?