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Waterproof Android Smartphone

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Tuesday, July 17th 2012 - 21:21 CEST - Comments: 0
B oost Mobile launches Waterproof Android Smartphone - Boost Mobile makes a splash this summer by unveiling the Kyocera Hydro, the first IPX5- and IPX7-level waterproof Android Smartphone that doesn’t require a contract. Kyocera Hydro is waterproof with innovative technology built to withstand sprayed water like rain (IPX5) or even being submerged in three feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes (IPX7). Boost Mobile and Kyocera recognize that mobile phone accidents happen, but unlike cracked screens or broken keypads that can be replaced, water damage is usually irreversible. In almost all cases, water damage results in nothing more than a good-looking paperweight.
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Waterproof Android Smartphone


Waterproof Android Smartphone

According to industry statistics, more than 82.5 million mobile phones nationwide have been destroyed by water or moisture. Water damage also drives more than 20% of smartphone insurance claims during the summer months as consumers look to stay cool and connected by the pool.


Waterproof Smartphone


Kyocera Hydro Waterproof Smartphone

"With other water-soaked smartphones, consumers instantly move into MacGyver mode attempting to beat the odds with dry rice, Ziploc bags and other home remedies that rarely work," said Andre Smith, vice president Boost Mobile. "With the Kyocera Hydro Smartphone, consumers can eliminate the panic of water damage and just enjoy their affordable Android Smartphone paired with Boost's award-winning no-contract service with payments that shrink over time."




Wireless devices and water generally are not a good combination

"The new Kyocera Hydro handset offers a great value for a sleek, fully featured smartphone - and being waterproof is really the icing on the cake," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications, Inc. "Wireless devices and water generally are not a good combination, but with Hydro you finally get the peace of mind to know that they can peacefully coexist."


Kyocera Hydro


Kyocera Hydro features

• Waterproof IPX5 and IPX7

• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

• 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

• 3.5-inch touchscreen display

• 3.2 Megapixel digital camera with flash

• Eco Mode for battery management

• Access to Android Apps market

• Wi-Fi and GPS enabled

• Video recording


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Boost Mobile Smartphone plan

The Kyocera Hydro Smartphone is paired with Boost Mobile's no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile's Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web, e-mail and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.


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Kyocera Hydro price & availability

The Kyocera Hydro waterproof Android smartphone will be available starting Aug. 3 for $129.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile's exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and via the Boost Mobile website with free shipping. The lightweight 3G Android smartphone, weighing only 4.16 ounces, will be available in select national retail locations next month.


Kyocera Hydro review


Kyocera Hydro review

As soon as we receive a Kyocera Hydro test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Kyocera Hydro review.

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