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Suit up with the Kyocera Torque (pictures)

Sprint's Kyocera Torque is an Android 4.0 smartphone with 4G LTE, a 5-megapixel camera, and a suit of (rubber) armor.

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Don't mess with the Torque

The tough-as-nails Kyocera Torque from Sprint blends durability with modernity by satisfying military specs for ruggedness and retaining smartphone functionality.
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Sizing it up

The Torque measures 4.44 inches tall and 2.38 inches wide. Its 4-inch IPS touch screen is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0 and it has a 800x480-pixel resolution.
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Hearing you loud and clear

At the bottom of the device are dual speakers. From my brief time with the handset, I can report that these speakers are indeed very loud.
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Push-to-talk... or something else

The handset is 0.56 inch thick, and it features Sprint's Direct Connect push-to-talk button on its left side. If you don't want that service, you can program the button to launch something else, say the camera, instead.
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Care for a dip?

The device can be dunked in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes, and is shock-, dust-, and salt-fog-resistant.
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A smartphone identity

Powering it is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 2,500mAh battery. It runs Android 4.0 ICS and can connect to Sprint's 4G LTE network.
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Extreme photo-taking

On the back is a 5-megapixel camera, which includes a handful of photo options like panoramic and HDR shooting, macro zoom, face detection, and burst shot mode. The front houses a 1.3-megapixel camera.
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A little perspective

Though it isn't the sleekest device, the Torque (center) isn't that much bulkier than an iPhone sporting an Otterbox (left) or LifeProof (right) case.

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