Kyocera recently launched two new rugged devices for AT&T customers rounding out its rugged portfolio to offer a flip/feature phone, a smartphone and a “phablet” with its DuraXE, DuraForce and DuraForce XD devices.
DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion. EPTT capability enables users to quickly connect to an individual or group with just a push of a button over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi. It’s designed with a large tactile side button that makes push-to-talk calls easy and comes equipped with an extra-loud speaker.
DuraForce XD is designed to withstand dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion. Its durable design lets users confidently operate the device without a protective case, and provides not only “survivability” but also “usability” in harsh environments. The large touchscreen display can even be operated when wet or with gloved hands. With its EPTT support, DuraForce XD lets users quickly connect to individuals or groups with just a push of a button over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.
DuraXE features a ruggedized design that’s become synonymous with Kyocera phones. It boasts Military Standard 810G protection for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity, along with IP68 certification as dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water. Its large, tactile keypad is designed for ease of use with gloved hands. The DuraXE features dual-mic noise cancellation and powerful dual front speakers to help ensure that users can hear calls clearly even in noisy environments, it’s work-ready, providing a high degree of toughness without sacrificing power or features.