Rugged style Kyocera Hydro is officially coming to Boost Mobile starting on August 3 for $130

Rugged style Kyocera Hydro is officially coming to Boost Mobile starting on August 3 for $130
Call it a long time coming, but we’re just now finally getting the official word regarding the Kyocera Hydro – a rugged style Android powered smartphone that we first saw way back earlier in the year during CES. Needless to say, it’s unknown why it has taken such an ungodly amount of time to launch, but nevertheless, the wait will soon be over.

Today, it was announced that Boost Mobile would begin selling the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Android smartphone starting on August 3rd for the no-contract price of $129.99. Obviously, it’s a competitive offering, but more importantly, it’s the first IPX5- and IPX7-level water-proof no-contract Android smartphone. So even if you decide to take a dip in the shallow part of a pool, the Kyocera Hydro can withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

For those of you who’ve forgotten about this one, here’s a quick refresher of what it has to offer:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon® processor
  • Access to more than 600,000 Android Apps as well as music and movies on Google Play™
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Wi-Fi® and GPS enabled
  • 3.2MP camera with flash and video camera
  • Eco Mode for better battery management

Most notable out of the items that are listed is the first bullet, that’s because back at CES when we played around with an early model of the handset, it was running an older build of Android. Therefore, it’s pretty nice that Boost Mobile customers won’t have to wait to experience ICS. However, it’s still anyone’s guess if Sprint will also be carrying the smartphone as well.

source: Boost Mobile

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