Kyocera Hydro

Last updated: May 8th, 2012.

The Kyocera Hydro was announced at CTIA 2012, in New Orleans. It is a mid-range device with fair specs, but what makes it more enticing is its ruggedness. While it certainly doesn't look too tough, it can withstand 1 meter water submersion for 30 minutes.

It is also the first (along with the Kyocera Rise) to come with "Tissue Conduction" technology. It improves the sound of your device by sending vibrations through your body, making for a much more efficient sound quality when in loud environments.

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Boost Mobile to carry the Kyocera Hydro August 3rd for $130`

Boost Mobile has just announced that the Kyocera Hydro will be coming to their stores starting August 3rd for just $130. The device is a budget-friendly smartphone that gets its name from its water-proofing. As is usually the case with these devices you aren’t encouraged to go deep sea diving with the thing but should …

Kyocera Hydro visits the FCC

The Kyocera Hydro booked its ticket out of CTIA and straight to the FCC, where the recently unveiled Android 4.0 handset was put through the paces. Filed under its model number of C5170, the Hydro showed off its CDMA 1900MHz radio support, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth. Based off of their history with Kyocera and …

Kyocera Hydro First Look [CTIA 2012]

Kyocera made a couple of key announcements. One of the phones they were excited to unveil was the Kyocera Hydro, a full-touch smartphone that, for the time being, is completely stock Android 4.0. The device was running on Qualcomm’s 1GHz 8655 single-core processor. I can’t say that I was shocked to see decent performance despite …

Kyocera announces two new Ice Cream Sandwich handsets at CTIA

It’s been a minute since Kyocera unveiled an Android smartphone, but their back with two new offerings out of CTIA. The Kyocera Hydro and Kyocera Rise are entry-level handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich atop hardware that includes a 1GHz MSM8655 CPU and 3.5-inch HVGA display. THe Hydro, as its name so cleverly suggests, is waterproof. …