SAN DIEGO - November 13, 2013 - Businesses looking to outfit their workforces with a durable smartphone that can handle the rigors of the real-world need look no further than T-Mobile for the Kyocera Hydro XTRM 4G LTE Android™ smartphone. T-Mobile will begin offering the waterproof, drop-proof and shock-proof smartphone in its business-to-business (B2B) channel beginning November 20.
The Hydro XTRM is built to handle the daily grind of work and excels in both the board room and the most challenging workplace environments, whether at a construction site, on a long-haul truck, on top of a light pole or with first-responders at an emergency scene. The device is IP57 certified for protection against dust and full immersion in up to a meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. With its reinforced corners and slightly recessed, impact-resistant display, Hydro XTRM also takes drops and bumps in stride, meeting Military Standard 810G standards for shock and drops.
Hydro XTRM's durable design eliminates the need for bulky, expensive protective cases, while its 4G LTE connectivity and 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor make a strong platform to run the myriad of productivity applications created by businesses or publicly available from the Google Play™ store. Kyocera's proprietary, award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver technology helps users hear conversations in the noisiest industrial environments, even when wearing helmets or bulky ear protection. The phone has Wi-Fi calling support to help manage mobile-network usage and can act as a Wi-Fi Hotspot, giving high-speed connectivity to multiple other devices.
"The success and proven performance of Kyocera's Hydro and Dura Series lines of mobile phones have made us an industry leader in waterproof, rugged devices that allow consumers to live more and fear less. We are excited to bring this expertise to the T-Mobile B2B channel," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc. "Hydro XTRM is built to be durable without sacrificing attractiveness or professional styling, giving the added peace of mind that a drop or spill won't interrupt your busy day."
Other features of the Hydro XTRM include a 4-inch impact-resistant touchscreen with fringe field switching (FFS) technology for improved graphics and wider viewing angles, 5.0 megapixel rear-facing and 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras, and a powerful 2000 mAh lithium ion battery that is assisted by Kyocera's proprietary Eco Mode and MaxiMZR apps to manage and conserve every last bit of power.
For more information about the Kyocera Hydro XTRM from T-Mobile, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/hydro-xtrm/t-mobile.
About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. 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 www.facebook.com/kyoceramobilephones or www.twitter.com/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine (or "advanced") ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, such as solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, mobile phones, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company's net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).
Kyocera Communications, Inc.