Rugged Kyocera Duramax flip phone arrives on Sprint’s Direct Connect on October 2
Who said anything about flip phones dying a slow and painful death after the Motorola Razr went out of fashion? Well, apparently no one. Or at least that’s what Sprint seems to think.
The carrier introduces the upcoming Kyocera Duramax with words such as “workhorse” and “productivity” – so apparently those of you who actually work for a living aren’t at all in touch with technology. Or just love flip phones.
Anyway, the Duramax (what a name!) is going to be a Direct Connect device, meaning that you’ll be able to use it as a one-to-one or one-to-many walkie-talkie too. Pretty nifty for some professionals, we have to agree.
The Kyocera Duramax will have a 3 MP camera with flash and video recording support, a microSD card slot, a non-slip Dura-Grip (for real!) surface, and will be able to withstand dust, shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. So, in a word, it will be rugged.
The Duramax will be available on October 2 for $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate). Although the leaked flyer you can see above doesn’t explicitly say it, we’re assuming the price is only valid if you sign a two-year contract with the Now Network.
The top two accessories listed for the Duramax are, in this order, a holster and a Bluetooth headset, so now you clearly know who this phone is addressed to. Still, for that segment of the population, it’s probably a neat offering.