Kyocera Brigadier Review

the Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged smartphone on Verizon.

The Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged smartphone that delivers a good smartphone experience at a very affordable on contract price. Users looking to replace the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE with something a little tougher and more modern need to look at this option. The same goes for users that need to put a Lifeproof case around […]

Top 5 Waterproof Smartphones to Kickstart Your Summer


Whether you’ve got mildly butterfingers and are prone to spills or a wild summer of fun planned, these five waterproof phones will complement your wet and active lifestyle. Some on the list are rugged and are mil-spec tested while others are just waterproof designs. These five phones show that waterproof and rugged doesn’t always mean […]

iDEN Push-to-Talk Riding Off Into the Sprint Sunset at End of June


Users who are on the Sprint Nextel network and are using the iDEN side of things for push-to-talk will have until the end of June to migrate their service as Sprint will be shutting down the iDEN network on June 30th. iDEN’s push-to-talk had been a strong selling point for Nextel and new owner Sprint […]

Kyocera Torque Becomes First Rugged LTE Smartphone, Headed for Sprint


The Kyocera Torque is a rare breed as it’s both a ruggedized Android smartphone and one that packs 4G LTE network connectivity on Sprint’s U.S. network. Though Sprint has announced the Torque will be coming to its network this Spring, pricing and specific availability is still not known about the device at this time. The […]

Kyocera Torque Gets an FCC Layover On Way to Sprint’s 4G LTE Network


It looks like the rugged Kyocera Torque is now sitting at the FCC for U.S. regulatory approval before it heads over to Sprint’s network. The Torque may be among the first ruggedized 4G LTE smartphones as previous rugged efforts–like Verizon’s G’zOne Commando–have been focused at 3G networks reserving 4G LTE for more premium flagship offerings. […]

Kyocera Rise Hits Virgin Mobile for Cheap


It’s now August 31st and that means that the Kyocera Rise, which is already available on Sprint, is now available on pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile. The device, which is a budget Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, is available for a mere $99 without having to sign up for a new contract. That’s a fantastic […]

Kyocera Rise Heading to Sprint and Virgin Mobile This Month


Kyocera is back with another smartphone for Sprint and this time it’s the budget, Kyocera Rise, which will be hitting the carrier on August 19th for the low price of $19.99. The Kyocera Rise raises the bar a bit in terms of what to expect from budget smartphones. For $19.99 on-contract, the Kyocera Rise brings  […]

Kyocera Hydro Coming to Boost Mobile in Time for Summer Pool Parties


The waterproof consumer-centric Kyocera Hydro, which we saw earlier this Spring at the CTIA trade show, will finally be coming to U.S. prepaid carrier Boost Mobile. According to the carrier, the smartphone will be available in stores starting on August 3 for a low price of just $130 without a contract. The phone will ship […]

Kyocera Hydro Smartphone Gaining Regulatory Approval


It looks like the Kyocera Hydro smartphone that was announced recently at the CTIA trade show is now headed to the FCC for regulatory approval in the U.S. It’s still unclear which carrier will support the Hydo, but the FCC approval shows CDMA band 1900 MHz as well as WiFi support. The Hydro is considered […]

Best of CTIA 2012

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The spring unveiling of new smartphones, services and gadgets known as CTIA is coming to a close. From phones you can buy in as little as a few weeks to technologies that will make their ways into the next generation of smartphones and a new fast Internet connection for homes without access to cable, this […]

Kyocera Hydro Hands On: Waterproof Android 4.0 Smartphone

Kyocera Hydro Hands On

The Kyocera Hydro is a new Android 4.0 smartphone that brings heavy-duty waterproofing to a mainstream smartphone. Unlike the many ruggedized smartphones for construction, police and outdoor activity enthusiasts, the Kyocera Hydro is going to be priced and positioned as a smartphone for the average user that is also waterproof. The phone is certified IPX 5 and […]

Kyocera’s New Smartphone Tech is Perfect for Shooters & Concert Junkies

Kyocera Tissue Conduction

Kyocera showed off a bit of new smartphone tech at CTIA 2012 that is sure to catch the ears of anyone who needs to hear their phone in a loud environment or with hearing protection. The prototype Kyocera Tissue Conduction demo shown in the video below replaces the speaker with a transducer that transmits sound through vibrations […]

Kyocera Rise Hands On: Android 4.0 QWERTY Slider

Kyocera Rise Hands On: Android 4.0 QWERTY Slider

Kyocera is hoping that its new Android smartphone, the Kyocera Rise, will appeal to those interested in an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We were able to go hands-on with the Kyocera Rise, the latest Android smartphone from Kyocera, at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. The device won’t blow […]

Sprint Targets Students With Entry Level Kyocera Milano Android Smartphone


Just in time for back to school, Sprint had just announced the Kyocera Milano, which is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a sliding keyboard for messaging. The Milano will launch on September 9th, alongside the Brio–which is a feature phone–for $50 on contract after a mail-in-rebate. With a distinctive rounded shape and soft-touch finish, Kyocera […]

Gingergread Update Returns to Kyocera Echo


After initial problems that Sprint and Kyocera had encountered with rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on the dual-screen Echo smartphone, the carrier had subsequently halted the update to fix it and is now re-releasing the Gingerbread OTA update to Echo smartphones. Customers who tried to install Gingerbread some ten days ago reported that […]

Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update to Unlock Hidden NFC Feature, WiFi Calling


It looks like in addition to bringing the dual-screen Kyocera Echo up to date from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, Sprint and Kyocera may have other secret goodies to enable on the handset, including WiFi calling and NFC features. There are other more subtle, but useful, features as well that come with the update, […]

Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update Rolling Out August 1st

Kyocera Echo

Don’t look now but Sprint’s dual-screened smartphone, the Kyocera Echo, is going to be getting its upgrade to Gingerbread on August 1st. The update is going to be done OTA (over-the-air) and it’s going to be released in increments to all seven Echo owners out there. Seriously, does anyone actually own this phone? I have […]

Kyocera Echo Gets Tortured for Your Viewing Pleasure

Kyocera Echo

It has been awhile since we heard from the Kyocera Echo, the double-screen Android smartphone on Sprint, but Kyocera is trying to bring it back into prominence with a fantastic ad where two scientists torture the device. While the Echo might not be the most exciting or the best selling Android smartphone on the market, […]