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DuraMax is stronger

The Kyocera DuraMax and its cousin, the DuraCore, are Sprint's fist push-to-talk CDMA phones. Both built to military specifications, the DuraMax has one or two extra features.

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Keyboard close up

Flip up its face and you'll see the DuraMax's thick, meaty buttons, including a speakerphone button and a circular navigation. That thick flip hinge is typical of rugged phones.

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Dunk tank

The dunk tank is always the best part of playing around with any rugged phone. You know, you drop it into water, and watch the bubbles rise as you ring the phone. See? Still works!

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Camera

Unlike the DuraCore, the DuraMax comes with a camera; a 3.2-megapixel shooter to be exact.

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It means business

Thick, sturdy, heavy, and textured for a solid grip, the DureMax is just daring you to try to break it.

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