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Sprint makes the tough Kyocera Torque official, "coming soon" with bone-conduction tech

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Sprint makes the tough Kyocera Torque official, "coming soon" with bone-conduction tech


Kyocera Torque - that will be the standard rugged Android phones like the Galaxy Xcover 2 will have to be measured against, at least on Sprint's network. We saw it leaked before, but now the handset is official and can battle the elements alongside the best of them.

Built to withstand 810G MilSpec and having IP67 certificate for being waterboarded in up to 3 feet, the Kyocera Torque has a 4" WVGA screen, a 1.2 GHz dual0core Qualcomm MSM8960processor with embedded LTE connectivity, 5 MP camera, NFC, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage accompanied by a microSD slot for expansion, and a large 2,500 mAh battery, but ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of the newer Jelly Bean. 

The phone is listed as "coming soon," so no info on the price yet, but it sports the same bone-conduction feature that is all the rage now, and we last spotted with a Panasonic headset kit at CES.

Press Release
source: Sprint

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 16:25 1

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


That actually doesn't look too bad despite being a mid range. Hope the Xperia Z will come to Sprint.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 23:45

2. BREvenson (Posts: 190; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Gotta be honest; I like the name. Torque is one of the few words related to cars and engines that could be used as a smartphone name, and given the decent yet respectable specs, I could imagine this phone being quite affordable on contract.

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