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Kyocera Hydro XTRM

Posted by snodrog742 , in Android News, US Cellular News and Rumors 22 May 2013 · 3,903 views

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Kyocera Hydro XTRM It appears that US Cellular has brought another "RUGGED" device to their lineup. I've seen something like this requested by many who hard on their phones or are outside daily and need that extra protection. On top of that, it really appears to be some great specs so you won't even have to compromise those aspects. Here's the specs:

Specs:
  • Android 4.1(Jelly Bean)
  • Military Standard 810G for shock and drops
  • Certified dustproof and waterproof for IP57-protection against dust and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water
  • 4G LTE
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 4GB on board memory
  • 4.0" Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 5 MP camera w/flash & video camcorder and 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n
  • MicroSD Card Slot support up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth Version 4.0 LE+EDR Stereo
  • Smart sonic reciever technology (let's you hear in noisy or harsh environments)
Technical Specs:
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Usage Time: Up to 12.4 hours
  • Standby Time: (3G) Up To 17 Days, (4G LTE) Up To 12.5 Days
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.88" x (W) 2.52" x (D) 0.42"
Additionally, it is being reported that this device is sponsored by Bear Grylls. Now, apparently I'm not up on my TV watching but after research, Bear is the star of Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel. Wonder if we'll see him carrying this on his show now? What better way to promote a device than on a national show! With this sponsorship, US Cellular is running a promotion for ALL US Cellular employees, agents, cashiers, etc. So, if you're an employee and haven't heard about this yet, check out: http://www.thenextbigwave.com/uscellular!

What do you think Team? Again, I'm sure most won't rush to this device but I have seen multiple requests for a more rugged device and it sounds like US Cellular listened. Add in the sponsorship and this device might sell very well. Let us know what you think!

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Spec wise it's mediocre. I can't see being bound to a 2-year contract for this, based on these specs. On the other hand, I would hope that its rugged construction would help it last for many years, and may be good for those who aren't too demanding when it comes to performance. What is Kyocera's record for OS updates? I'm thinking not very good. 

 

Being from the Cat hometown, I would hope that USCC will eventually offer this: http://www.intomobil...launches-in-us/

I would be interested in seeing what frequencies that supports but looking at the specs, they look right on par with this Kyocera.  Am I wrong?

As usual, the Cat phone is made for GSM carriers like AT&T and T-mobile. Quote from the website that sells it: "THIS PHONE IS SINGLE SIM. THIS PHONE WILL NOT WORK WITH CDMA CARRIERS SUCH AS VERIZON AND SPRINT."

As usual, the Cat phone is made for GSM carriers like AT&T and T-mobile. Quote from the website that sells it: "THIS PHONE IS SINGLE SIM. THIS PHONE WILL NOT WORK WITH CDMA CARRIERS SUCH AS VERIZON AND SPRINT."

So the only difference, spec wise, is that it will never be on our network? Hardware and OS wise they're practically identical...

Looks like a decent device for someone that works outside and still wants "smartphone" functionality. No, it's not the greatest device on the market, but if you're working in the woods or other harsh environment, it seems like a solid choice to have available.

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CellsUMoreYorkNE
May 23 2013 09:29 AM

Looks like a great phone, I can't wait to sell it. We have needed a better alternative other than the motorola Defy as a rugged smartphone, will be nice to have 4g and a dual core processor on it.

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Interesting.  this may actually be an option for my mom.  She's hell on anything electronic.

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CellsUMoreYorkNE
May 23 2013 02:03 PM

Looks like a great phone, I can't wait to sell it. We have needed a better alternative other than the motorola Defy as a rugged smartphone, will be nice to have 4g and a dual core processor on it.

 

My bad, it launches tomorrow, got the dummy phone in store today, i hear its gonna be cheap, like 29.99 cheap, not 100% sure on the price tho

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CellsUMoreYorkNE
May 23 2013 02:05 PM

I actually had the chance to visit a store with a working model yesterday and play around with this device for about 40 minutes. It fells like a solid device. It's smooth, had no issues switching tasks rapidly and got remarkable reception inside a mall that is congested with WiFi networks and T1 lines. Though the store manager did object when I asked if I could have a bowl of water to submerge it in. As far as battery life is concerned, after my 40 minutes of harsh play, it lost only about 3% battery. So, all in all, it really seems like a decent device for those who seek the "Smart Phone" experience and work or spend time in a less than friendly environment. And yes, the new contract and upgrade price is $29.99.

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