image of the handset leak late last month and at the time it looked like the device would be arriving as the Kyocera Elite. As of today however, coming by way of another image leak, it looks like the handset will be launching as the Kyocera Hydro Elite. While this does not mean the handset will magically be sporting high-end specs, it may be of interest for those looking for something rugged.
Kyocera has been showing a pair of smartphones during CTIA, both of which will be coming available for those in the US market. These are both rugged devices and will be arriving as the Hydro XTRM and the Hydro EDGE. We spent some time with each of these handsets during the show and even managed to get them in some water. Of course, we also played with the Kyocera Torque not that long ago and did the same.
Kyocera has announced their latest rugged smartphone. This time around the handset is called the Hydro XTRM and it will be heading to US Cellular later this week. Specifically, US Cellular will have the Hydro XTRM available beginning on May 24th. The price should be affordable for most, however the key here is with the handset itself -- the rugged features and overall design.
Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks or months. Thanks to the popular leakster @evleaks, we are getting our first glance at the upcoming Kyocera Elite with Verizon 4G LTE. Yea, another Kyocera phone on Verizon. This is just one of many cheap feature phone type devices they've released lately too.
Torque smartphone. The announcement actually came towards the end of February and key to that, the Torque has arrived as a full touchscreen smartphone that is built to Military Standard 810G. While these rugged devices tend to not have us quite as excited as some of the other non-rugged smartphones these days, we have to say that we were pleasantly surprised. Basically, the Kyocera Torque is a rugged smartphone that seems to be able to handle the regular everyday use that we demand from a smartphone almost as well as it can handle the elements.
rugged and durable smartphone but still want all the daily features like 4G LTE and a quality handset, the folks from Kyocera think they have what it takes with the new Kyocera Torque. It was announced this week for the Now Network complete with 4G LTE, and they've even acquired the always amusing Bear Grylls to show off its potential.
Virgin Mobile USA has announced their latest Android smartphone. The handset is the Kyocera Event and it joins the pre-paid device lineup with a price point of just $79.99. Of course, given the low contract-free price, one may come to the assumption that the specs are not what could be described as high-end. Truth be told, that would be true, but remember -- the point here is a low handset price and a low monthly price. And to achieve that, you sometimes need a trade-off.
Kyocera is apparently in the works with a rugged design and those 4G LTE radios over on the Now Network. This won't be gracing Verizon or AT&T's 4G LTE, but today we've learned more details on the upcoming Kyocera Torque so lets take a look. Today the smartphone hit the FCC so it should be arriving soon.
Kyocera's latest waterproof Android handset, the Kyocera Hydro, finally has a carrier. Kyocera announced today that the Hydro will be available at Boost Mobile starting August 3 and will run you $129.99. With that price, the phone itself isn't too terrible a choice if you're in the market for a budget handset, especially if you find yourself getting completely soaked on a consistent basis.
Ice Cream Sandwich budget smartphones called the Kyocera Rise and the Hydro. They aren't your average household name but have been producing phone hardware for a long, long time. Here during CTIA 2012 we got some hands-on time with both of these new phones so check it out after the break.