Kyocera is jumping on the low-end QWERTY bandwagon with the M1000 announced today at CTIA. This candybar style phone opens to unveil another screen and a QWERTY keyboard similar to that of the LG VX-9800.

Texting freaks should love this phone, but for anyone else it may be worth a pass. It is a pretty average or even low-end phone. It does support EV-DO, which is a plus, especially for lightening-fast IMing or text messaging. I'll see if I can con our intrepid reporters on-site at CTIA to go give the M1000 a little grope. Until then, jump for a picture of the device closed.

Kyocera's M1000 QWERTY Messenger Launches [Mobileburn]