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Water-resistant Kyocera Hydro Edge reaches Sprint, Boost this month

07/12, 5:19am

Hydro Edge can be submerged for 30 minutes, audio over ceramic transducer

Kyocera is introducing a new water-resistant phone, that will be heading to Sprint and Boost Mobile later this month. The Kyocera Hydro Edge, remarkably similar to the Hydro Xtrm shown to Electronista at CTIA's spring show, follows on from the IPX5 and IPX7-rated Hydro released last year by being able to be submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

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Kyocera Hydro spotted in FCC filing, likely going to Sprint

05/23, 1:58pm

Waterproof Hydro running with CDMA 1900MHz radio

The Kyocera Hydro smartphone running Android Ice Cream Sandwich has been seen at the Federal Communications Commission for testing. Filings on the FCC website under model number C5170 show tests were conducted relating to its CDMA 1900MHz radio, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth support.

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Hands on: Kyocera Rise and Hydro

05/09, 4:42am

New budget Android phones

Kyocera has expanded its Android lineup with two new models: the Rise, a QWERTY slider; and the Hydro, a water-resistant handset. Electronista took the opportunity to handle both of the new Android 4.0 devices, which are aimed at the entry-level smartphone market.

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Kyocera announces Hydro, Rise Android handsets

05/08, 4:40pm

New waterproof model and QWERTY slider

Kyocera today announced two new cellphones at CTIA, the Hydro and the Rise. A selling point for both models is improved call quality, thanks to Tissue Conduction audio technology. The key feature of the Hydro is that the phone is waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Inside it's equipped with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and 512MB of RAM.

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