Sprint and Kyocera announce availability of Torque smartphone
Mar 07, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Sprint and Kyocera Communications Inc. have announced the availability of Kyocera Torque smartphone starting March 8, 2013.
The 4G LTE Android smartphone will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Web and Telesales, for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate via reward card, with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (pricing excludes taxes).
Powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE speeds and up to 18.9 hours of talk time, this device will benefit from Truly Unlimited 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile device with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network, the company said.
Torque is built to Military Standard 810G (MilSpec) to withstand dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog and extreme temperatures, along with IP67 standards for dust, sprayed water and full immersion of up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes, the company added.
"The durability and sound quality of Torque are amazing for a 4G LTE smartphone," said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "Whether you're on a construction site, an outdoor adventurer or a mom that worries about their kids breaking their phone, Torque can hold up to those drops, spills or dunks. With Sprint's 4G LTE network and truly unlimited 4G data, text and calling plans, it's a tremendous offer for business customers, busy kids and adventurers alike."
"Bear Grylls is the ultimate survivor, in both his extreme adventures and the challenges he deals with day-to-day like the rest of us," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. "Most of us know him as an intrepid adventurer, who has withstood the most extreme environments, but he's also a businessman and a parent, and he appreciates the value of a smart, rugged device like Torque that can seamlessly support those different sides of his lifestyle."
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