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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  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(8.4h talk time)



1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012


2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Nice specs for the price...Can't say the same for the HTC Evo Design 4G. It needs to come off it like by 100$...I can see if Boost got the Photon or the EpTouch flauinting a 299$ or 350$ price but not the HTC Evo Design 4G.

3. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Well you have to remember that the HTC EVO Design 4G is the only 4G WiMAX phone on Boost Mobile right now. The Kyocera Hydro seems to be running only 3G, so it makes sense that it would get a cheaper price point.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Exactly. While I agree with you Birds, I would much rather have the Epic Touch 4G on their network(or virgin mobile's) but having that 4G radio does justify the price tag compared to the rest of the other devices on their line up. When Verizon had the only LTE network on a major carrier, their phones were 299 now(hopefully) they won't be anymore higher than 199-250 now that AT&T and Sprint have LTE networks.

4. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

After i jumped from boost to pageplus and walked into my local walmart they had the evo design 4g on boost for $189, i had to take a triple take i thought they had the price wrong and asked the manager that was working there and he said thats what they sell for. Just check walmart yours might have it for the same price.

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

if it had a 3.2 inch screen 600 mghz processor, 2 mp camera BUT IF IT HAD ICS that alone would justify the price

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