Kyocera DuraForce XD And DuraXE Rugged Smartphones Land At AT&T

AT&T has announced that it has added a couple new rugged devices to its line for mobile users that need a device able to withstand life at work and play. The new devices include the Kyocera DuraForce XD and the Kyocera DuraXE. The DuraForce XD is an Android smartphone with a big 5.7-inch screen.

The big screen makes it easy to view video, documents, and other content on the go. The rugged design of the smartphone allows it to withstand dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, rain, high-altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and water immersion. It's designed to be robust enough to need no case.

The screen can be operated when the smartphone is wet and when the user has gloves on. It supports push to talk over 4G and WiFi and has extra loud front speakers and a Snapdragon 1.6GHz processor and 3700 mAh battery.

The DuraXE is a flip style feature phone with dual mics that meets military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, and more. It is also IP68 certified for dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in six feet of water. Both of these phones will hit AT&T on January 8 with the DuraForce XD starting at $14.95 monthly with no money down and the DuraXE will be available for $13.50 monthly for 20 months.