Kyocera Torque Becomes Official For Sprint

Rugged smart phones are becoming more and more relevant in this smart phone world and of course for good reason. In the past few years many rugged smart phone options have been made available for those of us who can’t seem to keep our nice things…well, nice. The Kyocera Torque is a new rugged variation of Android that has just been given an official nod for Sprint’s Now Network! The last time we saw the Kyocera Torque it was making its way through the halls of the FCC and getting a bit leaky in the interim. Now the Kyocera Torque is real, and almost ready to take on the world.

The new Kyocera Torque has been announced as an official “coming soon” handset for the yellow clad carrier. This awesome new rugged phone falls in line with 810G military grade specifications as well as IP67 grade standard. So what’s that mean to you? Well, the Kyocera Torque is waterproof “in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes”. This means “rain, sprinklers, hoses, spit, drool, drinks, sinks or toilets” is no match for the torque. Additionally the Torque is capable of handling “Extreme temperatures of -22° to 140°F of non operational use for up to two hours, as well as at -4° to 122°F at operational use for up to three hours. The Kyocera Torque can also be “Dropped 26 times from four feet high – or, the average week with kids at the playground.” The Torque can also handle heavy dust for up to six hours, consistent vibrations for an hour, exposure to salt fog for 48 hours, 95% humidity for 10 days straight, solar radiation for up to 24 hours, and low pressure at 15000 for two hours. With those amazing superman features it’s safe to say this phone can take a beating. The Kyocera Torque comes into this world running the likes of Android version 4.0 aka Jelly Bean. Its 14 mm thin build houses a 4 inch IPS LCD touch screen with a 480×800 pixel resolution at 233 pixels per inch. It packs in a 2500 mAh battery, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system chip with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of Ram, 4GB of ROM and expandable microSDHC memory up to 32 GB. Around back we find a modest 5 mega pixel camera with a host of camera tricks up its sleeve, as well as a front facing shooter that clocks in at 1.3 mega pixels. Additional connectivity can be had with the Torques GPS, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and Hotspot, microUSB 2.0 as well as the likes of NFC. Exact dates for release and price tags have yet to be announced.

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