If you're tired of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to come to Verizon, Kyocera has your back. The device known as Kyocera Hydro Elite brings on a 4.3-inch display at 720p with an 8 megapixel camera at its back and a front-facing camera suitable for video chat. The whole unit is rated for water immersion of up to 3.28 feet of water for around 30 minutes - not that you'd be leaving it in the drink that long - that's a real-deal IPX7 rating, mind you.
We got our hands on the Kyocera Hydro Edge back in May (as well as the Hydro XTRM), with the word being at the time that it would be rolled out to the US market soon. Several weeks later, and both Boost Mobile and Sprint have announced the availability of the Hydro Edge, a waterproof handset aimed at those who want a budget handset with a bit of environment protection.
Today Kyocera revealed two new smartphones will be coming to the US market soon, and just like their recent devices will be able to handle the elements quite well. With a successor to the original Hydro these new phones do a few things that Kyocera does best. That's be budget friendly and waterproof at the same time. Read on for details on both of these new phones.
Rugged smartphones meant for the trailblazer and the survivalist in all of us certainly aren’t rare, but it’s not very often that we get to review one. Kyocera recently announced the Torque, a mid-range smartphone that’s encased in a thick hard plastic shell that can absorb energy when dropped. It’s also water resistant and impervious to dust, and while the average hiker could easily take advantage of the device, the company also targets it towards construction workers and even parents who have small kids that can be more than a little rough with toys. Oh, and did we mention it’s Bear Grylls-approved?
Kyocera has unveiled a new extremely rugged smartphone running the Android operating system called the Torque. The device will launch on March 8 on the Sprint network and is designed to survive everyday life and extreme elements. The smartphone will sell for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract.
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.
This week the folks at Boost Mobile and Kyocera have announced the final release date for the Kyocera Hydro, a device which we got our hands on earlier this Spring. This device is a waterproof smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a unique set of hardware buttons, and the ability to be dunked into a bucket of water. This device connects to 3G data via its carrier Boost Mobile and is set to be your "eco-friendly" companion this summer.
Here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans Kyocera is jumping back into the smartphone market with a few Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones. Shown off today is the all new Kyocera Rise budget friendly ICS phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, as well as the Kyocera Hydro -- their waterproof offering. Check out the hands-on video after the break.
Kyocera might not be the most recognizable brand, but it is intent on bringing some cheap Android handsets to the market. Today they’ve announced the Kyocera Hydro, a waterproof Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich and some basic specs. The Hydro is a CDMA phone, and can be submerged in shallow water (one meter deep) for up to half an hour. You’ll also be protected against rainfall and other moisture.