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Review: Kyocera Torque for Sprint

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dreamerkma

Jul 23, 2014, 1:52 PM
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over in the "Kyocera Torque / Torque XT" discussion:

LTE means unlocked?

Is the Kyocera torque a LTE?
Technowatch

Feb 14, 2013, 9:43 PM
over in the "Kyocera Torque / Torque XT" discussion:

Kyocera smart sonic receiver using tissue conduction

This tissue conduction technology was actually named by popular science magazine Nov 2012 issue as one the top inventions in 2012. Also, you may want actual hear it to really understand how it works. Kyocera demonstrated how it would work in loud environments at the May 2012 CTIA show in New Orleans and won a bunch of awards. Kyocera has actually launched several phones in Japan. Just check out the web for Kyocera tissue conduction for info. It's really going to change the way people hear on by not having to find the sweet spot on the receiver anymore. You can place the screen anywhere against your ear to hear more clearly because now there are two paths for sound to reach your ear drum. The first is sound waves and second is the vibration c...
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So Bear Gryls uses this phone.. so will I!!! lol
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cellphonesaretools

Mar 6, 2013, 11:37 PM

Nice review of the new Kyo Torque

It's great to hear such a good review for a Kyocera, especially one that can do Sprint Direct Connect.

I stopped by the local Sprint corp store today (Mar. 6) to take a look at it but when they said isn't available until the 8th, I decided I'd go to AT&T's store instead to look over their PTT offerings. Now that the Torque has received such a good first review here on Phonescoop, I'll be anxious to stop back by the Sprint store on the 8th and give it a try. The increase to $20/line/mo iDEN penalty will definitely have me off of Nextel, one way or another, before the end of March. I'm glad that the Torque sounds like a good phone to try out.

Thanks for the thorough review.

BTW, has anyone heard if Verizon has any plans to upgrade it'...
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I've played with this phone and was quite impressed with Kyocera and the results of their hardened smartphone, the speaker thing is absolutely amazing and I believe was first showcased in Japan. They may have a winner for Sprint and their old Nextel ...
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I'm glad it performed well and the phone looks good, but that's all I liked you could tell it was a 99 dollar phone. The build qaulity on the G'zOne series is much better.
Had a fairly lengthy demo of a Torque this weekend, it's indeed a very nice phone, very well built, but I noticed two downsides during our in-store test.

(1) If you want to use Sprint Direct Connect (SDC) you have to turn off the LTE. Not a problem...
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