Posts Tagged ‘ waterproof ’

Bear Grylls Stars in Kyocera Torque Android Smartphone vs Wild, Releases on Sprint March 8 for $99 (Video)

February 22, 2013

Sprint has revealed release details for the Kyocera Torque, an ultra-rugged Android smartphone which was announced late last month. The water-proof, dirt-proof, drop-proof handset will hit the Now Network on March 8 for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate via reward card. To help promote the device, Sprint has enlisted the help of extreme adventurer Bear...
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Sprint Announces Ultra-Rugged Kyocera Torque Android Smartphone: Water-Proof, Dirt-Proof, Drop-Proof (Specs)

January 28, 2013

Sprint announced a new, ultra-rugged Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity today. The Kyocera Torque can withstand blasts of water and can be submerged up to one meter underwater for up to 30 minutes. It’s also protected against extreme temperatures, blowing rain, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, low pressure situations, dust, shock and vibrations....
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Samsung Tested Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III by Sitting on Them (Durability Tests Video)

November 26, 2012

Samsung has posted a video showing how they tested their 2012 flagship smartphone lineup consisting of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. The Android handsets were apparently put through a litany of durability tests that some may consider smartphone abuse. The video demonstrates the load test, button press test (200-300g of pressure,...
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Sony Announces Xperia Tablet S at IFA 2012 (Video)

August 29, 2012

We already knew it was coming, but Sony officially announced the Xperia Tablet S at its IFA 2012 press conference today. The XTS will be Sony’s first tablet under the Xperia sub-brand as it joins an army of Android smartphones with the same naming scheme. The new device will feature a 9.4-inch HD OptiContrast...
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Google Nexus 7 Survives Drop and Submerge Tests (Video)

July 19, 2012

Curious to see how the Google Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet handles a chest-high drop test onto concrete? How about a submerge test in a bathtub? Check out the video below to see each scenario play out; you may be surprised of the results! Hint: $200 gadgets can be more durable than...
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Sony Xperia Go / Advance and Xperia Acro S Waterproof Smartphones Announced (Specs, Video)

May 30, 2012

Sony announced a new pair of durable Android smartphones for the global market today. The Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S (known as Acro HD SO-03D in Japan) are both water, scratch and dust resistant. The former concentrates more on compact durability with a 3.5-inch display and higher IP67 dust/water resistance rating. The latter...
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Kyocera Announces Hydro and Rise with Android 4.0 ICS

May 8, 2012

Kyocera has been quiet on the Android front lately, but today, at CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans, they announced two new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones, the Hydro and Rise. The Kyocera Hydro C5170 is an IPx5/IPx7 certified waterproof handset that can be submerged under water up to one meter deep for up to...
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Fujitsu REGZA T-01D Android Phone demo (video)

January 24, 2012

Another waterproof handset shown off at the Fujitsu booth at CES 2012 was the REGZA Phone T-01D. This Android-powered smartphone features a 4.3″ 720p HD Gorilla Glass display, TI OMAP4430 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 13.1 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 1400mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, and it’s dust/water-resistant...
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Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F is the thinnest waterproof smartphone and it runs Android (video)

January 23, 2012

Fujitsu’s Arrows ES IS12F is essentially the same device as the NTT Docomo Arrows F-07D, but for the KDDI network and Okinawa Cellular in Japan. That means it’s also the world’s thinnest waterproof smartphone at just 6.7mm thick. It’s actually the thinnest handset on the market today, but that title will soon be taken...
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Fujitsu Arrows waterproof tablet, smartphone demo (video)

January 17, 2012

Fujitsu made an appearance at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show with a waterproof tablet and the world’s thinnest waterproof smartphone – both currently available in Japan. The Arrows Tab F-01D is an Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) display, TI OMAP 4430 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage,...
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AT&T Pantech Element LTE tablet leaks ahead of CES

January 4, 2012

The folks at BGR have obtained some information about a new tablet from Pantech that will be announced at CES 2012 in Vegas next week. According to their source, the Pantech Element will arrive on AT&T on January 8th for $299.99 with a new two-year agreement or $449.99 outright. It features an 8-inch display,...
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New Sharp AQUOS Phones: 104SH (1.5GHz dual-core, 720p screen, Ice Cream Sandwich) & 102SH (HD-3D screen)

September 29, 2011

KDDI au recently announced several new Android handsets for the Japanese market. Now, it’s SoftBank’s turn to reveal a handful of enticing smartphones. These include the Sharp AQUOS PHONE 104SH, Sharp AQUOS PHONE 102SH, Sharp AQUOS PHONE 103SH, Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P, and DELL Streak Pro 101DL. Read on for specifications, photos, and release...
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Mud-faced Samsung Galaxy XCover announced for October

August 10, 2011

Samsung announced another Galaxy branded Android smartphone today. This time, the handset is geared for rugged types with an active lifestyle outdoors. The Samsung Galaxy XCover, which will land in Germany around October, is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with IP67 certification – meaning, it’s protected against water, dust, dirt and hard surfaces. It...
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Sharp AQUOS Phone ‘The Hybrid’ 007SH Android clamshell announced for Japan (specs, videos)

May 20, 2011

It’s no secret that Japanese consumers still love clamshell phones and Sharp plans to capitalize on that conception. Today, Sharp announced the Sharp AQUOS Phone ‘The Hybrid’ 007SH Android clamshell smartphone for carrier Softbank. From what we can tell, this is the first Android 2.3 clamshell and it looks pretty sweet. It features a...
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NEC Medias WP N-06C and Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Android smartphones get Japan summer releases (videos)

May 16, 2011

NTT Docomo had a busy Android morning, announcing release time-frames for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Sharp AQUOS 3D Phone. Surprisingly, that’s not all the Japanese mobile carrier has to offer, as they also announced summer releases for the NEC MEDIAS WP N-06C and Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro smartphones. Both devices are listed...
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