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A closer look at the tough Kyocera DuraXT (pictures)

Water-, shock-, and dustproof, the Kyocera DuraXT by Sprint is tough as nails and was designed for people working in rough environments.

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The indestructable Kyocera DuraXT

The Kyocera DuraXT by Sprint is a clamshell feature phone that can withstand a good dunk or two.
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Opened up

The DuraXT sports a 2-inch QVGA display, a 1-inch external display, and an alphanumeric keypad.
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A decent camera

The DuraXT's rear-facing camera, though only 3.2-megapixel, is surprisingly decent.
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Comfortable keys

The Kyocera DuraXT's keypad is comfortable and graciously spaced out.
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Getting a handle

Because it's a rugged device, the DuraXT is on the bulky side, weighing in at 5.3 ounces.
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Sealed and locked

The toggle switch in the rear keeps the Kyocera DuraXT's back plate secured and sealed.
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No use for headphones

The DuraXT sports a 2.5mm headphone jack -- useful for PTT headsets, but incompatible with your standard pair of headphones.
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Rubber encasing

The DuraXT's rubber build ensures that it'll keep ticking after a good beating, but it's not the most attractive handset.

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