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Kyocera announces the water-resistant Hydro ICS smartphone

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At CTIA Wireless 2012, Kyocera today announced the new Hydro Android smartphone. Touted as a budget-friendly device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Hydro is said to be certified as waterproof against sprayed water such as rain and immersion in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. Being such, the Hydro earns the right of becoming Kyocera’s first water resistant smartphone to be marketed in the US. Key features of the Kyocera Hydro smartphone include a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 3.2MP camera with LED flash and video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, and a 1500 mAh battery. The Kyocera Hydro comes with the familiar MSM8655 Snapdragon 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Not a bad-spec’d phone considering that Kyocera is marketing it as an affordable Ice Cream Sandwich device, right? The question now is how affordable this phone will be. As of this writing, there are no words yet on its pricing. But it is scheduled to become available in the second half of this year.

Via [Kyocera]

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