Defining the Rugged Smartphone: A Series, Part Two

Not All Standards or Testing Methods are Alike: How to Assess the True “Rugged-ability” of Mobile Devices

There are a plethora of options for consumers and business users searching for the perfect mobile device. And for many, choosing a device that is durable or “rugged” has become a top requirement. Ruggedization can extend the overall lifespan of a feature phone or smartphone, and provide assurance that it can be used more freely by adventurous outdoorsmen, on-the-go athletes and field service workers whose jobsites expose them to extreme weather, temperatures and drops, as well as noise pollution that can obstruct audio clarity.

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Simply Rugged: The New Dura XTP Now Available on Sprint Nationwide

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We are pleased to introduce the Kyocera DuraXTP, the newest feature phone from our rugged Dura Series, which is now available to Sprint customers nationwide. The Dura Series of rugged mobile devices began in 2012 to offer out-of-the-box support for the Sprint® Direct Connect® Push to Talk service. The newest in the series, the DuraXTP, is an ultra-durable, waterproof feature phone that delivers simplicity, toughness and functionality in a convenient flip-phone design. The new DuraXTP is an ideal communication device for field, floor or satellite workers operating on the toughest jobsites and in the harshest conditions. When both agility and instant communications are of vital importance, it continues to raise the bar for rugged mobile devices.

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A Tougher Android: Brigadier’s Sapphire Shield Display (Part 1)

With the introduction of 2014’s leading mobile devices, consumers and pundits were buzzing about a highly anticipated feature — the virtually indestructible sapphire crystal display. Last fall, Verizon broke new ground with the introduction of the Kyocera Brigadier, the world’s first mass-market, ultra-rugged Android to feature a pure sapphire display, called Sapphire Shield. To date, Verizon’s Brigadier remains one of the only smartphones available that offers the durability and protection of a sapphire display, which is made from a synthetic crystal that is second only to diamond in its hardness and strength.

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Dura Series: A Phone for Every Enterprise Worker

This week Kyocera and AT&T introduced two new devices in Kyocera’s Dura Series line, the nation’s leading suite of ruggedized mobile offerings. The new devices, DuraForce XD and DuraXE, offer the state-of-the-art rugged and waterproof designs that have become synonymous with Kyocera, delivering flawless communications and reliability in the most extreme and hazardous worksites and conditions. As with other Dura Series devices, the DuraForce XD and DuraXE feature dedicated side buttons for one-touch access to AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service, enabling instant one-to-one or one-to-many walkie-talkie-style communication that is crisp, loud and clear.

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