Kyocera DuraMax is scheduled to land on Sprint's lineup on October 2nd for $99.99

Kyocera DuraMax is scheduled to land on Sprint's lineup on October 2nd for $99.99
In their attempt to move away from iDEN technology, we’ve already heard that Sprint is bringing to market the Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk CDMA phones in the Kyocera DuraCore and DuraMax. However, we’ve been in the dark in terms of pricing and availability – well, that’s up until now.

So far, it looks like the more rugged of the two, the Kyocera DuraMax, is set to launch with Sprint starting on October 2nd for the 2-year contract price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate – according to a leaked flyer ad for the phone. Sure it might come off as being pricey, especially for a flip phone, but it specifically offers protection against dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, and humidity. Not only that, but it’s even waterproof in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Needless to say, it’s lovely to know finally about the DuraMax’s release date, but we’re still curious to know when its sibling, the Kyocera DuraCore, will make its eventual arrival.

source: SprintFeed via Unwired View

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DuraMax
  • Display 2.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm QSC6085
  • Battery 1360 mAh(8.08h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Lotus

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2011

Wow a $100 Kyocera flip phone! Great idea, Sprint!

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If this was just a normal flip phone, sure. But it "specifically offers protection against dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, and humidity. Not only that, but it’s even waterproof in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes."

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Oh and not to mention it also has Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk CDMA. So yes the price tag is justified, this is not for every user. It's for people who work construction and other blue collar jobs.

4. Lotus

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2011

I know lots of blue collar workers who use Evos and iPhones on the job. In fact I've sold many of them their phones. A solid Otterbox goes a long way. There are plenty of phones just like this already available for free or less than $50 from Sprint and other carriers. Not to mention there are phones like the Xperia Active coming out which likely will be around the same price point...

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

They don't have direct connect push to talk.

7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

In all honesty direct connect isnt even used that much anymore......

8. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

even the toughest otterbox isnt water proof for 3 feet. Thats the huge selling point for this.

11. tech.currentblips unregistered

Kyocera Duramax will have the honor of being the first phone to work with new plans and will be certified 810G military standard 3.2 megapixel camera clamshell phone, stereo Bluetooth, 2.5mm headphone jack (not a typo) and Dura -grip rubber coating... Read more: tech.currentblips

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