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Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO ultra-rugged smartphone has launched at three big carriers, and it promises to offer everything the outdoorsy, adventurous mobile user needs. Ultra-durable design? Check. Super-wide-angle HD action camera? Check. Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and drop-proof? Check, check, check and check. The phone makes some pretty big promises on paper, but does it hold up to use and abuse in the real world? Read on to find out!

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Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Flip phones may have fallen out of favor in many parts of the world, but they’re still popular in Japan, and so it’s not surprising that a new model has popped up there. What is interesting is the model’s biggest feature: extreme durability covering 18 military standards set by the US Defense Department. Drop it on concrete, use it in a dusty room, take it in the pool...the Kyocera Torque X01 can withstand it all and more.

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Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Water resistance is becoming a much sought after property in smartphones these days, with consumers looking at IP rating as much as specs. But IP scores only tell you how long the device might last under water at a certain depth. They don’t tell you if it’s safe to actually wash the phone with soap and water. Kyocera, famous for its hardened smartphones, said back in 2015 that “yes, yes can!” And now it’s saying it again with an all new “rafre”, now with resistance to more kinds of soap.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield has launched at Verizon, giving Big Red’s subscribers a new durable phone option. Unlike most Kyocera phones, the DuraForce PRO is fairly pricey at $408 USD, but it does have some notable features, including an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating and the Sapphire Shield display. The handset is targeted at outdoorsy users, military members, and more.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO enters the fray with HD action camera

Kyocera DuraForce PRO enters the fray with HD action camera

Kyocera has announced the next entry in its lineup of rugged smartphones, introducing the world to the DuraForce PRO today. Like most Kyocera smartphones, this will come with all the standard rugged features you've been accustomed to - dustproofing, waterproofing, and a general build quality capable of taking some hits - but one of the main draws of this device might end up being the DuraForce PRO's "Super Wide View HD Action Camera."

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Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera has unveiled a new smartphone aimed right at people on a budget who want a device that is able to survive life and use around the water without dying early. The new smartphone is called the Kyocera Hydro Shore and it is waterproof and supports the 4G LTE network used by AT&T GoPhone devices.

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Kyocera DuraForce XD become’s T-Mobile’s first rugged device

Kyocera DuraForce XD become’s T-Mobile’s first rugged device

As fancy and sophisticated as flagship smartphones are today, very few of them can brag about surviving traumatic experiences, as many bend and stress tests love to prove. Even Samsung's Galaxy S7, with its high IP68 dust and water proof rating, isn't as touch when it comes to strong forces. That is one market that Kyocera pretty much has in its pocket. It has been churning out super rugged smartphones like crazy and its DuraForce XD is just one of the latest to make its way into the market, this time into T-Mobile's roster of smartphones.

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Kyocera DuraForce XD and DuraXE rugged smartphones land at AT&T

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.

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Kyocera unleashes washable, soap-proof smartphone in Japan

Kyocera unleashes washable, soap-proof smartphone in Japan

Kyocera has just announced the Digno Rafre for the Japanese market, said to be the world's first smartphone that can not only be rinsed in water, but can also be washed with hand soap. Waterproof phones are fairly common around the globe already, but none has claimed to be able to stand up to the rubbing and soap usage that comes with a thorough cleaning.

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Kyocera Hydro Air smartphone is Walmart Exclusive with AT&T

Kyocera Hydro Air smartphone is Walmart Exclusive with AT&T

Kyocera has rolled to a new smartphone that is a Walmart exclusive and operates on the AT&T GoPhone network called the Hydro Air. That means the new device is designed for pre-paid no contract plans. The big feature of the Hydro Air is that the smartphone is waterproof and can survive full submersion in water. People prone to getting smartphones wet will want to pay attention to this device.

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Kyocera DuraForce XD joins AT&T’s rugged army

Kyocera DuraForce XD joins AT&T’s rugged army

Kyocera might not be up there with the big three in the smartphone market, even in the Android segment, but its name resonates when it comes to devices that can withstand the test of the elements. The latest of that breed is the Kyocera DuraForce XD which will soon be available from AT&T's portfolio. More a phablet actually than simply a rugged smartphone, the DuraForce XD is your stereotypical mix of mid-range hardware specs wrapped inside a shell that would survive your YouTube drop test or bendgate.

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Microsoft to sue Kyocera over new Android patent infringement

Microsoft to sue Kyocera over new Android patent infringement

It wasn't too long ago when it felt like all the big smartphone players, like Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, were involved in lawsuits and countersuits against each other over patents. Well, a new one is popping up, this time involving Japan's Kyocera. Microsoft filed a lawsuit last week against Kyocera for infringing on several patents with its Android-powered smartphones. Microsoft has mentioned that it's hoping to find an amicable solution, but the suit is seeking financial damages.

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