The Kyocera Hydro, announced here at CTIA 2012, is a new water resistant Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone headed to the U.S. later this year. It has certification for both IPx5 and IPx7 water resistant ratings, so it can withstand splashing water and rainfall, as well as submersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes at a time. Other than that, it's a pretty standard fare entry-level smartphone, with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz processor, and 3.2 megapixel camera. Kyocera has not said when the Hydro will exactly launch or what carrier it will be on, but if we were to place bets, our chips would be on the yellow one.
The Kyocera Rise is the second of the two new smartphones announced by the manufacturer at CTIA 2012. The Rise sports a four-row QWERTY keyboard and 3.5-inch HVGA display, and is powered by a 1GHz processor. Kyocera plans to launch the phone in the U.S. later this year, but a carrier has not yet been announced.
The Kyocera Rise is the second of the two new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones announced by the phone manufacturer here at CTIA 2012. It sports a 3.5-inch display and four-row QWERTY keyboard.
The new Kyocera Hydro is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that features unique water resistant abilities. Though it is positioned as an entry-level smartphone, it does allow users to submerge the phone in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes at a time without any concern.
Along with the water-resistant Hydro, Kyocera has also announced the Rise. The Rise is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that features a slide-out four-row QWERTY keyboard.
Here at CTIA 2012, Kyocera has taken the wraps off of the Hydro, a new water-resistant Android smartphone.
Sprint has anounced that the DuraPlus by Kyocera will be available for purchase starting on March 11 for $69.99, with a qualifying contract. The DuraPlus is a rugged push-to-talk handset that offers a simple candy bar form factor. The DuraPlus supports all of Sprint's push-to-talk Direct Connect features, including GroupConnect and One-Touch Direct Connect. The phone ofers up to 9.5 hours of talk time with its standard battery, and has an extended 2300mAh battery available as an option.
Sprint expanded its push-to-talk lineup today with the rugged Kyocera DuraPlus cell phone. Unlike most push-to-talk phones, which have a flip form-factor, the DuraPlus sports a candy bar design.
The Milano is the latest low-cost smartphone from Kyocera, and it is available from Sprint. We got some hands-on time with the little guy, and came away slightly impressed.