Sprint and two of its subsidiaries, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, are launching the Kyocera Verve, a side-sliding feature phone made for heavy texters on a budget.
The device comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) screen, 2-megapixel auto-focus camera, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage, TTY/TDD support, and GPS receiver. Perhaps more important, the Verve packs a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard that will make typing long messages easier.
The Kyocera Verve will be available later today in pink and gray in Sprint direct-ship sales channels, web and telesales. Boost Mobile will offer it with its no-annual-contract $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments, while Virgin will have it under the name of Kyocera Contract, selling it with its payLo plans.
We doubt you care that much about feature phones, but we had to mention it, nevertheless. 😉