The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a phone aimed squarely at people who just want a phone with a couple of extras. The Hydro Edge phone is obviously underpowered, but is it powerful enough to meet the needs of someone seeking a water and dust-resistant Android phone?
Kyocera built the Torque to be incredibly strong, but it was also thick as thieves. The new Kyocera Hydro XTRM is also meant to be resistant to life's challenges, but it does it in a thinner chassis with a bit more style.
The Kyocera Hydro introduced Boost Mobile to a waterproof Android 4.0 device that brought durability on a budget. The soon-to-launch Kyocera Hydro Edge coming to Sprint and Boost do the same, but not much has changed in the power and packaging of the new phone.
The Sprint Kyocera Torque is not a phone made for those who need a cell phone insurance plan. It's an Android tank.
Sprint has enlisted a new Kyocera smartphone with military-grade resistance to the elements and a few other choice features heading to its network. Sprint today announced that the Kyocera Torque, the first "Ultra Rugged" 4G LTE phone to support push-to-talk and a new call enhancement feature, will debut on its network March 8.
Sprint and Virgin Mobile have jointly announced the Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone set to launch on both networks shorty. The Rise offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Boost Mobile has announced that it will offer the Kyocera Hydro smartphone starting on August 3. The Hydro was unveiled at CTIA earlier this year and features a waterproof construction that allows it to be submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes at a time. The Hydro runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has a 3.5-inch display and comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Boost Mobile will sell the Hydro for $129.99 without a contract.
Sprint has launched the Kyocera DuraXT, a new rugged mobile phone that supports Sprint's CDMA-based Direct Connect push-to-talk service.
We got a chance to take a look at Kyocera's new tissue conduction technology last week at CTIA 2012, and now the manufacturer has announced the first devices that will be using the unique audio tech. Announced for Japan, the Kyocera Urbano Progresso and the Kyocera K012 Simple Mobile Phone both feature the company's Smart Sonic Receiver technology in place of a traditional earpiece speaker.
Here at CTIA 2012, Kyocera is debuting a new technology that it plans to bring to its smartphones in the near future. Called tissue conduction, the new tech provides clear audio for phone calls even in extremely noisy situations.