Sprint and two of its subsidiaries, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, are launching the Kyocera Verve. It is 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.
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.