Kyocera Hydro Vibe announced for Sprint and Virgin Mobile
May05

Kyocera Hydro Vibe announced for Sprint and Virgin Mobile

Sprint has unveiled a new smartphone today, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe. This rugged offering will be added to Virgin Mobile’s portfolio as well in the near future. The Vibe is the latest in the series of Hydro-branded water and dust resistant smartphones from Kyocera. It comes with IP57 protection against dust and water. The “5” in there means it’s “dust protected”, or rather “ingress of dust is...

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Cricket’s Kyocera Hydro Plus is rugged, waterproof, cheap, low-end
Jan21

Cricket’s Kyocera Hydro Plus is rugged, waterproof, cheap, low-end

Cricket has launched the Kyocera Hydro Plus today. As all of its predecessors in Kyocera’s Hydro range, the new device is an Android smartphone that comes in a rugged casing. It is IP57 certified, and can withstand being immersed in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. That’s its main claim to fame, by the way, sort of seconded by how affordable it is. That’s because in terms of specs, this is absolutely...

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Verizon Moto X and Kyocera Hydro Elite available now
Aug29

Verizon Moto X and Kyocera Hydro Elite available now

Just as expected, today Verizon has started selling two new Android smartphones: Motorola’s Moto X, and Kyocera’s Hydro Elite. Released by AT&T last week, the Moto X costs $199.99 (on contract at Verizon). It’s available in black and white, and interested customers can order it here. Unlike AT&T’s Verizon’s Moto X can’t be customized at the moment, but this option should be added in the near future. Manufactured in the US,...

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Verizon announces the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite
Aug28

Verizon announces the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite

Verizon has officially confirmed that it’s going to launch the Kyocera Hydro Elite, a new smartphone that was first spotted a couple of weeks ago. Like many Kyocera handsets that are usually released by Sprint in the US, Verizon’s Hydro Elite is waterproof, and can be immersed in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes. Running Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1), the new Kyocera features a 4.3 inch HD (1280 x 720) display, LTE...

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Verizon to launch the LG Enact, Kyocera Hydro Elite, Samsung Convoy 3 and LG Exalt by September 15
Aug13

Verizon to launch the LG Enact, Kyocera Hydro Elite, Samsung Convoy 3 and LG Exalt by September 15

While many customers are waiting for Verizon to launch smartphones like the new Motorola Droid Ultra (and Ultra Maxx), Moto X, HTC One, or LG G2, the carrier is also readying the release of a few less well-equipped handsets. Take the LG Enact for example. It was first spotted last month in some leaked photos that allowed us to see it’s an LTE-ready Android smartphone. What we didn’t know then is that the Enact has a sliding QWERTY...

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Samsung Galaxy S III launching at Boost and Virgin Mobile this summer. Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge headed to Sprint
May21

Samsung Galaxy S III launching at Boost and Virgin Mobile this summer. Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge headed to Sprint

Sprint has announced that its subsidiaries Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile would launch the Samsung Galaxy S III starting June. Yes, the S III isn’t a new device, and it’s been eclipsed by the Galaxy S4, but its availability through Boost and Virgin will allow customers to buy the handset on flexible no-contract plans. Exact pricing details haven’t been unveiled, but we know that the S III from Boost and Virgin will run Android 4.1.2...

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US Cellular’s Kyocera DuraPro is a rugged flip phone priced like a smartphone
Feb26

US Cellular’s Kyocera DuraPro is a rugged flip phone priced like a smartphone

It definitely seems like more and more carriers are launching more and more rugged phones lately. And that’s a good thing. After all, why not have this option? If you don’t like the rugged look, or don’t need the water and dust protection, you’re free to buy something else. If, however, you would need a rugged phone and your carrier of choice is US Cellular, you’re in luck, for it’s about to add a...

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Rugged Kyocera Torque launching at Sprint on March 8, will cost $99.99
Feb22

Rugged Kyocera Torque launching at Sprint on March 8, will cost $99.99

The Kyocera Torque will become available at Sprint on March 8 and it will set you back $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year contract. You’ll be able to get it on that date in stores, online, and via telesales. The Torque was officially unveiled in late January after having been spotted at the FCC a couple of weeks prior to that. It’s a rugged Android-powered smartphone, and it’s going to be...

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Kyocera Event launched by Virgin Mobile, yours for $79.99 sans contract
Feb20

Kyocera Event launched by Virgin Mobile, yours for $79.99 sans contract

Virgin Mobile has announced a new Android-powered smartphone today, the Kyocera Event. This is a very cheap device, so understandably it doesn’t come with high-end specs or anything like that. It could, however, be an interesting choice for first-time smartphone users. The Kyocera Event has a 3.5-inch 320×480 IPS touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, a 3.2 MP rear camera with LED flash, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage,...

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Kyocera Torque E6710 announced as Sprint’s first rugged LTE Android smartphone
Jan28

Kyocera Torque E6710 announced as Sprint’s first rugged LTE Android smartphone

Not long after we’ve seen it passing the FCC, today the Kyocera Torque E6710 has been officially announced by Sprint. The Torque is a ruggedized device that meets the IP67 and Military Standard 810G – hence being waterproof (it can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes) and dust-proof. It can withstand shock, vibration, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and extreme temperature. As Sprint is confirming,...

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