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 a physical QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.2-megapixel camera with an LED flash, and a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480×320 IPS LCD touchscreen display.
Additionally, it brings Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the table, right out of the box and has a 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery that offers 8.5 hours of talk [...]
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 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with some mid-range specs, which include a 1 GHz single-core processor, 3.5-inch display, and 3.2-megapixel rear camera.
According to the Hydro‘s manufacturer, the device can be submerged in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, which is great for those who lounge poolside this summer and need [...]
Following its introduction as a prototype earlier this month in New Orleans, LA at CTIA, Kyocera is making good on its promise to debut its tissue conduction handset to the Japanese market. The phone, dubbed Urban Progresso, will debut on Japanese WiMax carrier KDDI starting on May 30th, according to The Verge.
The phone uses tissue conduction technology, which is similar to how bone conduction technology works. Rather than requiring a proper fit with your jaw bone, tissue conduction allows users to simply place the phone on soft tissue–such as their cheeks or any region of their face close to their ears–and sound waves will [...]
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 a mid-range or entry-level Android smartphone that is built for consumers who enjoy a lifestyle surrounding water. As a water resistant handset, the Hydo can last for up to thirty minutes when submerged under water for up to a depth of three feet. While the Hydro isn’t a phone to take on your next dive trip, it could survive a rough and tumble poolside when summer [...]
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 is the Best of CTIA 2012.
Our list includes products consumers will buy directly and products that will make their ways into the smartphones of tomorrow.Best of Show – Verizon HomeFusion 4G LTE Broadband
Verizon HomeFusion uses the speedy 4G LTE connectivity found in smartphones to deliver fast internet connections to homes nationwide.
HomeFusion is [...]
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 IPX 7 waterproof. IPX 5 means this phone can survive sprayed water like rain, but the real benefit is in the IPX 7 certification. This means the phone can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to a half an hour and continue to work. Typically we see this feature on phones that are bulky and rugged looking, [...]