Kyocera DuraXT brings its rugged clamshell form factor to Sprint for $69.99 on-contract
This time around, Sprint announced the newest rugged member of its DirectConect portfolio – the Kyocera DuraXT. Following in fashion to its previous devices, the Kyocera DuraXT is another clamshell phone that offers push-to-talk functionality, while still proving itself in being one impervious device that’s willing to handle most brutal punishment.
Encased in a rubber non-slip Dura-Grip material, which ensures proper grip in the hand and extra durability, the DuraXT meets military standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, blowing rain, temp extremes, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and immersion (up to 30 minutes in up to one meter/3.28ft. of water).
Some of its other features include 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, video recording, 1GB microSD card, powerful speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, and a 2.5mm stereo headphone jack. For those that don’t want to be bothered with the intricacies of a smartphone, this might prove alluring for most people at $69.99 on-contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate.
1. Fuego84 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 May 2012)
I thought sprint was ax-ing the direct connect phones already, due to a past article here at phonearena.
2. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
yes sprint is going to shut down the iden(older push to talk service to convert it to lte) by june 2013, you are correct there but sprint has its own push to talk that utilizes the cdma network.
3. Fuego84 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 May 2012)
So the direct connect services will still be avaliable but on new hardware(phones)/network(cdma). So push to talk will stay alive. Thanks for the info.
4. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Yeah direct connect is still alive its just on sprints cdma, i have not used it so i cant say its good or bad and no problem.