17
Jul
kyocera hydro

Okay, so Kyocera's not really known for producing the best smartphones. And Boost Mobile is perhaps best known for mildly entertaining ads and cheap plans, compared to the big dogs. If you're not interested in having the latest and greatest, if your primary concern for network carrier is price, and if you spend a lot of time making phone calls under water, then I've got some great news for you: the Kyocera Hail Hydro is coming to Boost Mobile for $129 (no contract) on August 3rd.

kyocera hydro

The phone, which we covered back at CTIA, boasts some pretty meager specs. A single-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5" 480x320 IPS display. The headlining feature, of course, is that this device is "waterproof". Which really means you can get it a little wet in the rain, maybe it can survive being tossed in a pool, but don't count on receiving phone calls from the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Unless you're James Cameron.

Source: Boost Mobile

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • John O’Connor

    If you are going to make a phone calls underwater, you should at least have used your sound transference through vibrating screen tech. For Shame Kyocera..... For Shame K.... (Is there an Echo here?

    http://japandailypress.com/kyocera-kddi-launch-vibrating-screen-smartphone-without-speaker-013177

  • Robert Goddard

    At least its got ICS

  • mduran1023

    Is that a capacitive menu button?

    • Tyler Chappell

      It certainly looks like it!

  • onpoint G

    "and if you spend a lot of time making phone calls under water" that would be me kind sir

  • Jayden Mews

    Under the sea? I think that much water from above pressing down on to the sand would make it rather hard to call someone

  • brad99

    Im holding it in my hands and i actually gave up my zte warp well still have out but this phone even though smaller and with half the ROM is working better than the zte warp which is a big piece of shit. That's why they came oout with the sequent. For 60 bucks i couldn't ask for better.