This rugged, dustproof phone can survive a tumble.
Check out this rugged, water-resistant Android GSM phone from Kyocera.
CNET takes a look at the pros and cons of the superhard material, and why practical constraints kept it from appearing in Apple's latest smartphones.
As the first mass-market smartphone with a sapphire display, Verizon's Kyocera Brigadier can take a cold, hard beating.
Equipped with Kyocera's Sapphire Shield display, the Brigadier for Verizon is a water-resistant phone that can survive pretty much anything you throw at it.
With its 4.5-inch sapphire screen, quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera, the rugged and water resistant Brigadier can take whatever you can throw at it.
Although its budget price may beckon, Virgin Mobile's Kyocera Contact messaging phone is one to avoid.
The Kyocera Hydro Icon is waterproof and only $150, but it doesn't offer much else.
The $149.99 Kyocera Hydro Icon is waterproof, but inconsistent call quality holds it back.
Researchers are working on glass that could detect fluids simply through contact, which may hold medical benefits.
An industry source confirmed to CNET that an online video shows Kyocera developing a smartphone equipped with a sapphire screen.
As the summer gets underway, the no-contract carrier rounds out its lineup with this water-resistant and drop-proof Android phone.
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