Rugged Kyocera Torque arrives at Sprint on March 8, $99.99

Rugged Kyocera Torque arrives at Sprint on March 8, $99.99
Officially announced by Sprint late last month, the Kyocera Torque will embark on setting the standard for the ultra-rugged smartphone set on March 8th.

The Torque is built to withstand dust, shock, humidity, and other extreme conditions to MilSPec 810G. The device can handle being submerged in water to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. The Torque features Sprint’s Direct Connect push-to-talk service, and also has “Smart Sonic Receiver” technology which uses bone conduction to transmit sound in noisy environments.

The Torque is a 4G/LTE device, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a beefy 2,500mAh battery which should be good for over 18 hours of talk time. A dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor will crunch the numbers while you take pictures with its 5MP camera. In front there is a 1.3MP camera. The Kyocera Torque has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage.

If you are cruising on America’s third largest carrier, the Kyocera Torque can be yours for $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year service agreement and will be available in the stores or online beginning March 8th. Smart and tough devices like this are great for folks that work in construction sites, or are clumsy with their gadgets. Bear Grylls shares his perspective on the Torque in the video below.

source: Sprint

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