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Kyocera Hydro hopes to make a splash (photos)

The Kyocera Hydro is an Android 4.0 device that locks out water without looking like a clunky "rugged" phone.

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All that glitter

At CTIA 2012, Kyocera unveiled the Hydro, one of two devices it is announcing during this event.

Aside from being waterproof, the Kyocera Hydro is a 3G-enabled device that runs on Android's newest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Feeling a little rough

The Hydro is made out of ballistic nylon textured plastic, and sports a pimpled backing that's rough on the fingers.
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A look to the side

At half an inch thick and weighing in at 4.16 ounces, the Hydro's build is relatively slim compared to other splash proof devices.
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Face to face

The Hydro has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, which will have a resolution of 480x320p. It also comes with an Eco Mode feature, that lets users adjust battery life to conserve energy.
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Say cheese

Equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, the Kyocera Hydro's camera can shoot video at 30fps and has an LED flash as well.
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Locked and loaded

The locking mechanism at the bottom of the Hydro keeps water out.

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