Sports retailer Decathlon has paired up with mobile device maker Archos to bring a smartphone for the sports-loving population of France. The new Quechua Phone might not leave skid marks in benchmark test, but it is, however, built to last.
Ematic has a wide range of tablets available, some for anyone and some that are intended more for children. While adults more often than not can keep their non-waterproof tablet from getting covered in water, kids aren't always so good at doing the same. With that in mind, it looks like the folks at Ematic have taken two of their more popular models and began treating them with Liquipel.
Kyocera recently launched the Hydro XTRM with MetroPCS and as of today, there is word of the durable and waterproof handset coming to another US carrier. This latest is T-Mobile, though, this time around the Hydro XTRM will only be available for business customers. Pricing has yet to be announced, however Kyocera and T-Mobile have said the handset will be available beginning on November 20th.
Kyocera has handsets that aren't waterproof, however it seems most of what we have been seeing lately are models that can handle being submerged in water. We have reviewed a few here, and we got a first look at the Hydro EDGE and Hydro XTRM way back in May. At the time Kyocera was showing the handset and while they shared details on the specs, there wasn't much in the way of specific release dates. Well, it looks like MetroPCS has launched Hydro XTRM.
Samsung has the Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy S4 Active. Both sport many of the same features, however the latter is a model that is able to withstand some water. Aside from being fairly comfortable in water, the Galaxy S4 Active also has a different appearance. Based on reports of success from the S4 Active, it looks like Samsung will be bringing some additional Active models in the future.
If you happen to be a Galaxy S 4 user that wishes they had a Galaxy S4 Active instead, there will soon be a few new case options that will bring the same protection against water. The cases are from LifeProof and will include the nuud and fre models. These both offer protection against water, however one leaves the display open and the other has it protected by a scratch resistant cover.
With the dominance of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market, it is sometimes easy to overlook other large players in the race. But electronic component maker Kyocera doesn't mind so much as it is trying to compete in a slightly different game.
At this point we've seen nearly every angle of the upcoming Sony Xperia i1 (Honami) smartphone, which is set to make its debut on September 4th at the annual IFA event. All the little teasers we've seen on Sony's Facebook and Twitter this past few weeks were adding up to the video they just released.
The Kyocera Hydro Elite had been rumored as heading to Verizon Wireless and as of today it has been officially announced. Big Red will have this handset available as of August 29th and they seem to really be pushing the waterproof aspect. Thankfully though, there is a bit more to the Hydro Elite than just being water-friendly.