Kyocera Announces The Hydro EDGE and Hydro XTRM

KYocera Hydro XTRM EDGE 



Kyocera introduces the Hydro Edge and the Hydro XTRM rugged smart phones! In the land of smart phones, the proof is in the durability and unfortunately most all high end devices are not very durable. Luckily for the clumsy and reckless, more companies are attempting to produce indestructible devices that offer up protection against dropping, dust, debris and even water. Recently details of Samsung’s Active GS4 leaked into the rumor mill and today, Kyocera, who is no stranger to ruggedized devices, announced two new Androids let’s see what the Hydro Edge and XTRM have to offer!

Kyocera announced two new handsets today at CTIA in Las Vegas. The Hydro Edge and the Hydro XTRM are officially the successors to the Hydro line up from the manufacturer. Between the two there are only minor differences, mainly their ratings in durability. The Edge variation is stated as only being water proof, while the XTRM is said to be water proof, as well as dust and shock proof. The Edge is destined for the bandwidth of Sprint and Boost Mobile while the XTRM is said to be heading to the shelves of U.S. Cellular. The spec sheet on the Edge reads as follows. It comes with a 4 inch WVGA touch screen that offers up a 480×800 pixel resolution, a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of Ram and 4GB of internal storage with expandable micro SD options. It also packs in a 5 mega pixel camera, a 1600 mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0 amongst other things. The XTRM while nearly the same sports the same 4 inch WVGA touch and resolution, the same storage and RAM, but rocks a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor. Additionally it will come with the same 5 mega pixel camera as well as Bluetooth 4.0 but also packs in a slightly larger battery at 2000 mAh. Both of the new rugged handset will be running with the likes of Android version 4.1.2. The XTRM will be made available to U.S. Cellular customers starting on Thursday, May 24th for a mere $30 bucks under a new contract. The Hydro Edge will make its way to Sprint shelves this “Summer” and while pricing is still unannounced, it is not expected to be priced much higher than its XTRM counterpart.

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