Kyocera DuraForce is AT&T's new Bear Grylls-approved Android smartphone

Kyocera DuraForce is AT&T's new Bear Grylls-approved Android smartphone
AT&T announced the upcoming availability of a new and rugged Android smartphone: the Kyocera DuraForce. The handset meets the Military Standard 810G specifications, and is IP68-certified, thus being dust- and water-resistant.

Specs-wise, the DuraForce appears to be very much similar to the Kyocera Brigadier that was released several months back by Verizon Wireless. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers: a 4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 3100 mAh battery. The device also supports AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service. Unlike Verizon’s Brigadier, AT&T’s Kyocera DuraForce doesn’t seem to sport a sapphire display (since AT&T doesn't mention this). 

AT&T will sell the Kyocera DuraForce online starting November 7, and in stores beginning November 14. Customers will be able to get the durable smartphone for $49.99 on contract, $389.99 with no commitment, or for $0 down with an AT&T Next plan ($19.95 per month on Next 12, or $16.63 per month on Next 18). You can check out the DuraForce in action in the video embedded below - which stars “adventure-survivalist” Bear Grylls.

As a reminder, November 7 is also the day when AT&T will release the HTC Desire EYE, HTC One (M8) for Windows, Nokia Lumia 830, and the Motorola Moto 360. Quite a busy day for the carrier, isn’t it?


source: AT&T

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7 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

just luv these tanks..

2. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

but.. will it blend?

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

With some urine, yes.

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Bear Grylls eats these phones for breakfast with cockroaches and Grape Nuts mixed in a bowl made from a yak skull and the milk of seven female mountain lions. Normally he shares this breakfast with Chuck Norris inside an igloo on top of Mt. Everest. He signed up for this thinking he was endorsing cereal...now he just laughs at you knowing you'll be using this phone as a phone and not as sustenance...

6. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

it has a lot of protien

7. Tygre

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I'd love to see a comparison of the Kyocera Duraforce vs the Sonim XP7 - not only because of the bloodbath, but because I have these two phones to choose from when my contract is up for renewal in May 2015...

8. LA.Lawdog

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 23, 2016

This is a certified pos phone. Had it for 10 months; overpaid for it. If they mean water resistant; maybe if you're sitting in the hotel and condensation from your iced drink drops on it maybe that's what they mean by water resistant. At&T will sell it at an inflated price and no backing on the warranty. I recommend not using this phone if you're active outdoors.

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