Waterproof smartphones from Kyocera Ralf Jurrien : July 11th 2013 - 11:29 CET
Kyocera Torque and Hydro waterproof smartphones : During summertime, today’s active dads spend lots of fun time with the kids when they get home from the office or job site. Fishing at the lake, coaching softball and tackling the jungle gym can take a toll on fathers...and their smartphones. Dads need a smartphone that can keep them connected to the office (and to mom) while out and about with the kids without having to worry about drops in puddles, raps against the monkey bars or the dreaded dunk in the toilet during diaper changes. Kyocera has two 4G LTE waterproof smartphones built to match the parenthood perils of everyday dads at affordable prices.
Kyocera Torque and Hydro XTRM are both certified waterproof smartphones and dust-proof (IP67 and IP57, respectively), meaning they’re designed to survive dust, sprayed water - like a rainstorm or sprinklers - or total submersion in up to 3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Estimates say close to 100 million cell phones have been destroyed by liquids in the U.S. alone, so these phones offer dads the peace of mind they need in dealing with summer’s extreme and everyday elements.
Kyocera Torque waterproof smartphone
Kyocera Torque is an ultra-rugged Android 4.0 smartphone that's built to “Mil Spec,” or 810G Military Standard, and can survive extreme scenarios that dad probably couldn’t, including dunks in water, drops, shock, dust, humidity, vibration and extreme temperatures. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for fun video chats, a snappy dual-core processor, a huge battery for lots of use and a blaring loudspeaker. Best of all, its ability to keep up with active lifestyles means you don't have to purchase a separate protective case for another $70. Kyocera Torque is available in blue or black colors on the nationwide Sprint network as a FREE phone for new customers with a 2-year agreement, or $ 99.99 for current Sprint customers with an eligible upgrade and 2-year agreement.
Kyocera Hydro XTRM waterproof smartphone
Kyocera Hydro XTRM is Kyocera's newest waterproof, shock-proof 4G Android smartphone. It’s certified IP57 as waterproof and dust-proof, along with Mil Spec 810G for shock. Hydro XTRM builds on the popular Kyocera Hydro waterproof smartphone, which consistently has been among the top 10 smartphones in the U.S. since its launch at Boost Mobile in August 2012. Hydro XTRM has the specs dad wants - 4G LTE connectivity, a fast dual-core processor, 4GB on-board memory, a large 4-inch display, a 5 megapixel camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and Android Jelly Bean 4.1 - but, XTRM also has the waterproof and drop-proof features Dad needs. It’s available now on US Cellular's 4G network for just $29.99 with a 2-year contract or eligible upgrade. The original waterproof Kyocera Hydro remains available on Boost Mobile’s prepaid network for a price of $ 89.99 without a contract (Web price only).