Kyocera Enters T-Mobile Business Device Lineup with Waterproof, Drop-Proof and Shock-Proof Hydro XTRM

  Kyocera Enters T-Mobile Business Device Lineup with Waterproof, Drop-Proof
  and Shock-Proof Hydro XTRM

Durable 4G LTE Android Smartphone is Kyocera’s First with T-Mobile, Featuring
   Award-Winning Smart Sonic Receiver for Clear Audio in Noisy Environments

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- November 13, 2013

Businesses looking to outfit their workforces with a durable smartphone that
can handle the rigors of the real-world need look no further than T-Mobile for
the Kyocera Hydro XTRM 4G LTE Android™ smartphone. T-Mobile will begin
offering the waterproof, drop-proof and shock-proof smartphone in its
business-to-business (B2B) channel beginning November 20.

The Hydro XTRM is built to handle the daily grind of work and excels in both
the board room and the most challenging workplace environments, whether at a
construction site, on a long-haul truck, on top of a light pole or with
first-responders at an emergency scene. The device is IP57 certified for
protection against dust and full immersion in up to a meter (3.28 feet) of
water for up to 30 minutes. With its reinforced corners and slightly recessed,
impact-resistant display, Hydro XTRM also takes drops and bumps in stride,
meeting Military Standard 810G standards for shock and drops.

Hydro XTRM’s durable design eliminates the need for bulky, expensive
protective cases, while its 4G LTE connectivity and 1.2 GHz dual-core
Qualcomm^® Snapdragon™ processor make a strong platform to run the myriad of
productivity applications created by businesses or publicly available from the
Google Play™ store. Kyocera’s proprietary, award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver
technology helps users hear conversations in the noisiest industrial
environments, even when wearing helmets or bulky ear protection. The phone has
Wi-Fi calling support to help manage mobile-network usage and can act as a
Wi-Fi Hotspot, giving high-speed connectivity to multiple other devices.

"The success and proven performance of Kyocera’s Hydro and Dura Series lines
of mobile phones have made us an industry leader in waterproof, rugged devices
that allow consumers to live more and fear less.We are excited to bring this
expertise to the T-Mobile B2B channel,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice
president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera
Communications Inc.“Hydro XTRM is built to be durable without sacrificing
attractiveness or professional styling, giving the added peace of mind that a
drop or spill won’t interrupt your busy day.”

Other features of the Hydro XTRM include a 4-inch impact-resistant touchscreen
with fringe field switching (FFS) technology for improved graphics and wider
viewing angles, 5.0 megapixel rear-facing and 1.3 megapixel front-facing
cameras, and a powerful 2000 mAh lithium ion battery that is assisted by
Kyocera's proprietary Eco Mode and MaxiMZR apps to manage and conserve every
last bit of power.

For more information about the Kyocera Hydro XTRM from T-Mobile, please visit

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 or

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (, 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).

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