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Kyocera Android Smartphones

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Tuesday, July 17th 2012 - 22:10 CEST - Comments: 0
T wo new Kyocera Android Smartphones announced - Kyocera Introduces Hydro & Rise Android Smartphones designed to meet the demands of real life. Leveraging technology from Kyocera’s ruggedized Dura Series and more than four years of experience building water-resistant mobile phones, Kyocera Hydro carries IPx5- and IPx7-level water resistance. Whether caught in a rainstorm or dropped in a sink, Hydro is certified as waterproof against sprayed water and immersion in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. It is Kyocera’s first mass-market water-resistant smartphone for the North American market. Both phones will be available nationally in the second half of 2012.
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Kyocera Android Smartphones


Kyocera Android Smartphones

"Kyocera has been making water-resistant smartphones globally since 2008, ranging from handsets for children to full Mil Spec, ultra-ruggedized devices, and the Kyocera Hydro is our seventeenth so far," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera. "Wireless devices have become so crucial to our everyday lives; their durability must support our lifestyles. The Kyocera Hydro Android Smartphone combines a sleek, touchscreen design with water resistance to ensure it can withstand the spills and drops of everyday life."


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Kyocera Rise features

The Kyocera Rise, with its slide-out QWERTY keypad, measures 4.44 x 2.38 x 0.56 in. (in closed position) and weighs 5.54 oz. The Kyocera Rise smartphone offers the best of both worlds for diehard QWERTY users and feature-phone users looking to move up to a smartphone: an easy-to-use slide-out keypad and a high-resolution touchscreen in an Android 4.0 handset. A survey by Yankee Group earlier this year revealed that 69% of consumers called a QWERTY keypad a "must have" or "nice to have" feature on their devices.


Water-resistant smartphones


Water-resistant smartphones

"For some people, keys are the key feature, yet there are very few QWERTY smartphones on the market to meet this demand," said Anderson. "The Kyocera Rise is the ideal Android Smartphone for those underserved consumers for whom a touchscreen isn't enough and who demand the familiar tactile feedback of a keypad. With both Kyocera Android Smartphones, people have spoken loud and clear about what they want, and we've listened."


Kyocera Android Smartphone


Kyocera Android Smartphone features

Both Kyocera Android Smartphones feature a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480x320 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen and Swype for rapid text entry. The Smartphones are equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM memory and support for microSD memory cards up to 32GB. Both Kyocera Android Smartphones feature a 3.2 megapixel digital camera with an LED flash and a 30fps camcorder.




Kyocera Hydro features

On the network side, The Kyocera Hydro and Kyocera Rise support EV-DO Rev A and 1X Advanced and are enabled with Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Stereo Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) wireless technology support and high-speed USB 2.0. The Kyocera Smartphones include 3-axis accelerometers, digital compasses, proximity sensors, ambient light sensors and Kyocera's "Eco Mode" software to monitor and conserve battery power. Despite its water resistance, the Kyocera Hydro smartphone is a trim 4.53 x 2.44 x 0.50 in. and weighs only 4.16 ounces.

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