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Kyocera DuraCore (photos)

The extremely simply, rugged Kyocera DuraCore is one of two phones to first use Sprint's new push-to-talk network, Direct Connect.

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Rough 'n' tumble

The Kyocera DuraCore is, believe it or not, the smaller, thinner, and more basic sibling of the Kyocera DuraMax.
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Side by side

The DuraMax, left, has a camera and can be submerged in water without deleterious effects. The DuraCore, right, costs less and has no camera, which will adhere to some companies' regulations for its mobile workforce. (Read the full Kyocera DuraCore review.)
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Dial pad

Large, raised buttons are easy to press with bare fingers. (Read the full Kyocera DuraCore review.)
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Up top

Buttons up top are convenient ways to turn on speakerphone and revisit a list of previous calls when the phone is closed. (Read the full Kyocera DuraCore review.)
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Thick

Nearly an inch thick, the DuraCore can take a beating. Not that we recommend you go out of your way to give it one. (Read the full Kyocera DuraCore review.)

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