SAN DIEGO – Kyocera International Inc., the leader in rugged mobile solutions, today announced that the Kyocera DuraForce PRO rugged smartphone is now available in T-Mobile retail stores nationwide and online through the company's web site. With the launch, T-Mobile joins AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint in offering the device nationwide. T-Mobile customers may purchase the Kyocera DuraForce PRO for $425.00, and the device includes a 2-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
The latest in Kyocera's leading portfolio of military-grade rugged, waterproof devices, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO is the only rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a Super Wide View HD (1080p) Action Camera, which offers an Underwater Mode and can be integrated with popular action-camera mounts. Designed for both business users and active consumers, the DuraForce PRO offers peace of mind, with dependable durability that can withstand harsh environments and mishaps. The rugged smartphone is shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof, with certifications to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes, up to 2m/6.5ft deep) and Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain.
"We have been thrilled with the customer response and growing popularity of the DuraForce PRO, and we are excited to now be able to provide even more customers with a durable, rugged device with advanced features, like the high-definition action camera," said Chris Maddox, general manager of sales at Kyocera International's Communications Equipment Group. "Customers across all four major wireless service providers can now enjoy the dependability of the DuraForce PRO at an affordable price point."
For an industrious worker, an adventurous thrill-seeker or a parent on the go, DuraForce PRO incorporates cutting-edge technology and features designed to function in life's most demanding moments. Along with a biometric fingerprint sensor built into its power button for security, the phone is equipped with a large 5-inch Full HD display and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ octa-core processor (1.5GHz x 4/1.2GHz x 4) with X8 LTE and multi-mode to ensure fast connections on diverse global networks.¹ In addition to the phone's new Super Wide View HD Action Camera, DuraForce PRO also offers a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. New to the T-Mobile version of the phone's action camera is an Action Overlay mode, in which videos can be recorded with a heads-up display of data options including speed, distance traveled, g-force, altitude, elapsed time and date stamp.
For more information about the Kyocera DuraForce PRO, visit Kyocera's website for a full list of specifications or kyoceramobile.com/duraforce-pro for more details on device availability with leading wireless service providers.
Kyocera International Inc.'s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life's challenges. At the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of mobile phones, electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2016, the company's net sales totaled 1.48 trillion yen (approx. USD 13.1 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine's current "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
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