Kyocera announces the Hydro Life for T-Mobile and MetroPCS, invents new word


Kyocera today unveiled a brand new Android smartphone: it’s called Hydro Life, and it will be available to T-Mobile users, via Wal-Mart, starting August 8.

According to Kyocera, the Hydro Life is here to cure your fragiphoniphobia. That’s a word that didn’t exist before being used by Kyocera, and obviously refers to “the fear or fragile phones.” More exactly, the fear that your phone is not protected enough against drops and spills. The Hydro Life is IP57-certified (so it can survive for up to 30 minutes under water, not deeper than 3.28 feet), and also meets the Military Standard 810G specifications for protection against shock and drops.

While the new handset may help with fragiphoniphobia, it won’t cure your fear of older Android versions, because it runs 4.3 Jelly Bean. That aside, the device offers a 4.5-inch impact-resistant IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels, HSPA+, 2 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

T-Mobile users will be able to buy the Kyocera Hydro Life for $124.99 off-contract (plus “taxes and fees”). The new smartphone will also be available via MetroPCS, starting August 29.

source: Business Wire

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