Water resistant Kyocera Hydro makes a splash at CTIA
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
09 May 2012 – Kyocera announced the entry-level waterproof Android phone at CTIA, called the Hydro. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is able to survive shallow water a meter deep for up to half an hour. It is reportedly more than 1cm thick, which is pretty standard when it comes to rugged devices like these.
In addition to a moisture protected chassis, there is a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM, 3.5-inch IPS screen displaying 480 x 320 pixels. In the rear, there is 3.2-megapixel camera. Inside there is 2GB internal memory with support for a microSD card slot.
You get WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G inside the CDMA device along with an Eco mode feature, which allows you to customise battery usage.
Kyocera says it will hit the US in the second half of 2012, but no word about pricing yet.
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