Waterproof, Drop-Proof, Oops-Proof Smartphones from Kyocera Make Worry-Free
Father’s Day Gifts for the Rugged – or Klutzy – Dad
Kyocera’s Torque and Hydro Android Smartphones Come With Everything Dads Want,
Including Protection from Cracked Screens and Water Damage, Priced FREE -
SAN DIEGO -- June 6, 2013
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 phone 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 smartphones built to match the parenthood perils of
everyday dads at affordable prices for Father's Day. Kyocera Torque and Hydro
XTRM are both certified waterproof 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 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 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 U.S.
Cellular's 4G network for just $29.99 with a 2-year contract or eligible
The original waterproof Kyocera Hydro remains available on Boost Mobile’s
prepaid network for $89.99 without a contract (Web price only).**
Both Torque and Hydro XTRM also include Kyocera’s award-winning, proprietary
Smart Sonic Receiver technology. This breakthrough audio technology replaces
the phone’s traditional speaker with a ceramic actuator, which turns sounds
into vibrations that travel through the body directly to the eardrum, making
the phone audible even in loud environments. The phones also include Eco Mode
and MaxiMZR, two onboard applications that help users squeeze as much juice as
possible out of the phones' impressive batteries.
For more information about these waterproof, drop-proof Kyocera smartphones
for Father's Day, please visit kyocerasmartphones.com.
About Kyocera Communications Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices
in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value
as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new
technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life’s challenges. At
the heart of Kyocera’s products is a belief that one size doesn’t fit all and
that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or
having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information,
follow the company at www.facebook.com/kyoceramobilephones or
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining
these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, such as solar power generating systems, printers, copiers,
mobile phones, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools
and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company’s
net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).
* Source: ITG Majestic Research
**Details concerning pricing, terms and conditions are available from the
respective wireless service providers.
Kyocera Communications Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
Brad Shewmake, 858-735-8748
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