Earlier this month, we exclusively brought you images of a new Kyocera smartphone made for Sprint: the Kyocera Torque.
Now the Torque seems to have passed the FCC as the Kyocera E6710. From the info revealed by the Federal Communications Commission, we know that the E6710 comes with LTE, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The rest of its features are still a mystery. However, the E6710 Torque is certainly a rugged smartphone. It has a rear camera with flash, as well as a front-facing camera. Its display probably has at least 800 x 480 pixels. From what we can see, the handset is running Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Unfortunately, there is no word on when Sprint will launch the Kyocera Torque. In any case, this will likely be the first LTE-capable rugged smartphone to hit Sprint. Traditionally, Kyocera handsets aren’t too expensive, so maybe the new device will be offered for a low price on contract.
At the moment, Sprint is selling two other Kyocera smartphones: the Kyocera Rise (running Android 4.0 ICS), and the Kyocera Milano (running Android 2.3 Gingerbread). Both are $0 on contract, and come with sliding QWERTY keyboards.
We will let you know when official details about the new Torque E6710 are unveiled.
Via Blog of Mobile (in Japanese)
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