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Kyocera DuraPlus brings toughness to the max for $69.99 on-contract starting March 11th

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Kyocera DuraPlus brings toughness to the max for $69.99 on-contract starting March 11th
Kyocera DuraPlus brings toughness to the max for $69.99 on-contract starting March 11th
Already, we’ve heard about the first Direct Connect push-to-talk CDMA phones from Sprint, the Kyocera DuraCore and DuraMax, but it seems as though Kyocera isn’t finish with it just yet. In fact, the latest member in the family, the Kyocera DuraPlus, will be making its presence known on Sprint’s lineup starting on March 11th for the easy to accept price of $69.99 with a 2-year agreement.

Donning the same rugged exterior like its close siblings, the DuraPlus opts for an even sturdier candybar form factor – as opposed to the flip styles we find with the DuraCore and DuraMax. Being the third phone from Kyocera to be a part of Sprint’s Direct lineup, the handset is certified to Military Standard 810G to protect it from even the harshest of punishments. Specifically, this tough one will be able to withstand dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and blowing ran.

Well, if that’s not enough to show off its sturdy and impervious construction, it’s also worth noting that it’s also waterproof up to 30 minutes under 1 meter of water. Furthermore, it has a dedicated button to activate its built-in LED flash, thus, transforming it into a flashlight that’ll come in handy when the lights go out.

If you’re still not convinced about the toughness surrounding Kyocera’s Dura-series handsets, just check out the video below featuring that former pro-wrestler, Steve Austin, as he attempts to show the impervious nature of these handsets.

source: Sprint & YouTube

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posted on 01 Mar 2012, 13:11 1

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


If only all networks provide push-to-talk services that would be nice! :p I love durable phones but I can't afford having a durable one and smartphone one. I have a Nokia 1208 as my side phone by the way, it has a decent flash light, I charge it twice a week at most, I accidentally dropped it a lot of times already and I even got it soaking wet once when it fell on our clogged sink (dried it up with a blower). It's still fully functioning. The signal strength is great. This phone is great. Though not as sturdy, it's much more affordable than a Military Standard 810G-certified device. In case this phone gets "decommissioned" I'll just buy another one. It's still cheaper.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 16:18

2. lsutigers (Posts: 707; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


that video is pretty funny...

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 11:33 1

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


If Steve can't destroy it no one can xD

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 11:39 1

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Chuck Norris would blow his nose using that phone.

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