Sanyo Taho Lands at Sprint
Sanyo today announced a new flip handset for Sprint's network, the Taho. As the name suggests, the Taho is a ruggedized device built to withstand punishment from the environment (shock, vibration, dust, moisture), and it earns a mil-spec rating of 810G. Sprint points out that the Taho is fully submersible in water for up to 30 minutes. Other stand out features of the Taho include dual displays, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture and flash, GPS, microSD slot supporting cards up to 32GB, and stereo Bluetooth. The Taho is available starting today via Sprint's retail stores, web site, and telesales. It will be available in all Sprint sales channels by January 9. It costs $99 after mail-in rebate.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Convoy 4 to its roster of simple flip phones. The Convoy 4 makes improvements over the previous generation device by adding GSM roaming capabilities and resistance to water.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
Time to retire my trusted 7050
Thank you Sprint and Sanyo!!!
Still, this phone looks like it fits the bill for someone looking for a phone to perform its primary function.