Sony isn't wasting any time talking about and teasing their upcoming smartphone almost daily as of late. Between leaked images all month long, to official teaser clips over on Twitter. Well, now they are upping things a little further by posting some images on their official Facebook page showing off the waterproof ability of the upcoming Xperia.
Virgin Mobile has released their latest Android smartphone, which coincidentally is also their first waterproof device. The handset is the Reef and it has arrived with a 4-inch display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an IPX7 certification for protection against water. The Reef also has a relatively low contract-free price and is available for use with the Virgin Mobile plans beginning at $35 per month.
Kyocera began showing a pair of Hydro branded smartphones during CTIA. Those handsets included the Hydro XTRM and the Hydro EDGE and since that time in May, both handsets have come available with carriers. There has also been talk of a third device, the Hydro Elite coming to Verizon Wireless. But how about we put that rumor to the side because today we are taking a look at the Hydro EDGE.
reports surfaced that Samsung and AT&T would be allowing one-time replacements for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, should a user have an issue where the water resistant capabilities weren't up to par. The details were from a random tipster, which had us questioning things, but after reaching out to Samsung ourselves we can now confirm this is indeed an option.
AT&T and Samsung launched the Galaxy S 4 Active back in late-June. While the handset was never touted as a fully rugged device, it did arrive with some protection against water. Specifically the handset has an IP67 certification which means it should be able to withstand being submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes time. The catch though, it seems the AT&T warranty didn't protect against water damage.
Kyocera Hydro Elite leaked back in late-May. Since that point talk of Big Red releasing the handset has gone quite, however it looks like a recently discovered FCC filing has changed that. This filing has the handset listed as the Kyocera C6750, however the images do match up rather nicely with what we saw in render form back in May.
Boost Mobile has confirmed the availability Samsung Galaxy Prevail II and Kyocera Hydro Edge this morning. The Galaxy Prevail II is available for purchase as of today and the Kyocera Hydro Edge will be arriving in the not to distant future. As standard practice with Boost Mobile, both of these devices will arrive contract-free. The Galaxy Prevail II will be $179.99 and the Hydro Edge will be $149.99.
Sony Xperia Z still has a fully waterproof body, a 5-inch Full HD display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor. It's not the highest-power machine on the market - if you consider the Snapdragon 600 int he HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4, that is - but it does have a combination of processor and display panel that'll kick out the swiftness the likes of which you've never seen before (if you've not purchased a phone in 2013, of course). And it's all glass for class, too.
Kyocera's latest smartphone, the rugged and waterproof Torque, we have some good news. After initially launching with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, to our disappointment, this week they'll be updating the capable little device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The update is slated to arrive on Friday, July 5th over the air.
waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof. The problem for Android users is that up until this point they had been available for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad. Well, that is going to soon be changing.