Kyocera Event hits Virgin Mobile prepaid

Virgin Mobile has added a new prepaid Android smartphone to its lineup of devices. The new Android device is called the Kyocera Event and it is available for $79.99. The new smartphone has a 3.5-inch HVGA IPS touchscreen display that has wide viewing angles and adjustable brightness.

The smartphone supports 3G web connectivity and runs Android 4.0. The device has Swype text input that allows users to enter text using the on-screen keyboard without lifting a finger. The device also has a special Eco Mode that helps extend the battery life.

Under the hood, the smartphone has a 1 GHz QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor combined with 512 MB of RAM. Integrated storage is only 4 GB, but the Event has a microSD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage. The smartphone measures 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46-inches and weighs 4.1 ounces.

Connectivity options for the device include integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The battery promises talk time of 8.7 hours and standby time of 6.25 days. The Kyocera Event will be available exclusively from RadioShack starting on March 3.

[via Virgin Mobile]