Galaxy S4 Active Gains FCC Approval Ahead of Samsung’s June Event

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Ahead of Samsung’s scheduled June 20th event to unveil new Galaxy and ATIV products, the FCC has approved the rugged and waterproof Galaxy S4 Active smartphone. The U.S. regulatory agency approval shows that the device packs the same LTE bands that are supported on the AT&T Galaxy S4, suggesting that the Galaxy S4 Active will […]

Will LG Make a Splash in the U.S. With Optimus GJ Phone?

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LG already has the Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint and the smartphone-maker recently launched the AT&T-exclusive Optimus G Pro, but the newly announced Optimus GJ shows that LG is going after those with active lifestyles. After the launch of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, a waterproof and dustproof phone that debuted at the Consumer […]

Kyocera Torque Becomes First Rugged LTE Smartphone, Headed for Sprint

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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 […]

Galaxy S3 Demo Gives Hope for Waterproof Galaxy S4

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At CES 2013, P2i showed off a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S3, coated in the company’s liquid repellent nano-coating, that was able to withstand more than an hour submerged underwater. Read: OtterBox Armor Series iPhone 5 Case Arriving in February (Video). P2i is a competitor to companies like Liquipel and HzO, however, unlike those companies that […]

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Introduced at CES 2013

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Olympus unveiled the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS as its new flagship waterproof point-and-shoot camera. Priced at $379, the TG-2 appears to be the best mainstream waterproof camera for the new year. The Olympus TG-2 is nearly identical to the TG-1, save for improved depth rating and a new super-macro mode that offers 14:1 magnification. The TG-1 was […]

Pelican ProGear S140 Sport Elite Review: Crushproof Tablet Backpack for Daytrips

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The Pelican ProGear S140 Sport Elite is a waterproof, crushproof backpack designed for adventurers and travelers who want to carry an iPad and a keyboard while in rough terrain. To protect the iPad from water and shock, Pelican built a Pelican Tough Case into the upper part of the backpack. The small compartment is tough enough to handle the demands […]

Pelican WaterProof, CrushProof Tablet & Notebook Backpacks Arrive

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Most tablets and notebooks aren’t designed to hold up to water or pressure, which is why Pelican is offering a new line of sport backpacks including models with waterproof and crushproof compartments for tablets and notebooks. The new Pelican ProGear Sport Backpack line includes four new backpacks bearing the pelican name. The Elite models include […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

HzO Wants To Waterproof Smartphones and Tablets with WaterBlock

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HzO has a method of preventing water from damaging smartphones and tablets, but individual users can’t take advantage of it just yet. The company showed off its WaterBlock technology at CTIA by fully submerging several smartphones and tablets in a tank of water. Thanks to HzO’s technology, an iPhone or any other smartphone can still […]

Fujitsu’s Quad-Core Android Phone Offers Powerful Specs

Despite an unmemorable, though not final, product name as the Ultra High Spec Smartphone, Japanese phone-maker Fujitsu brings a lot of punch to its quad-core Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone to Mobile World Congress this year. The device is one of a number of phones and tablets to debut at the Barcelona-based trade show to […]

Fujitsu to Introduce Rugged Quad-Core Android Arrows Smartphone at MWC

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Fujitsu, which has made a name for itself and its Arrows-branded Android smartphones and tablets in Asia, is looking to expand its offerings globally. The outfit has revealed that it intends to bring its smartphones globally, and Europe may be the next destination for Arrows to head to. That said, we’re beginning to hear about […]

CES 2012: HzO WaterBlock Can Waterproof Your Phone or Tablet

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HzO announced a new method of waterproofing electronic devices called WaterBlock that coats the internals of the device with a waterproof coating. The Utah company found a way to keep your device from shorting out even if the shell of the device fills up with water after being submerged in water. As their promotional video […]

Fujitsu Brings Rugged Element to Android Honeycomb Slate

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There is now at least one rugged Android smartphone on every major U.S. carrier today for those who are clumsy with their phones or work in harsh environments, and now we’re beginning to see rugged tablets hit the market. The first of which may be a 10-inch Honeycomb slate from Fujitsu with a model Arrow […]

Casio G’zOne Commando Rugged Android Smartphone Hands On and First Impressions (Video)

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Rugged smartphones aren’t new, but they are certainly getting better. Case in point, the Casio G’zOne Commando which is MILSPEC 810G rated for shock, immersion, heat, dust and more. The Commando runs Android 2.2 and brings with it a collection of G’zOne apps that are designed to meet the needs of outdoor adventurers. Despite the need for added bulk and weight to […]