Review: Kyocera DuraXT for Sprint
The Kyocera DuraXT services its intended purpose: to provide reliable voice communications in a rugged form factor. It's brutish in design and highly functional in form. Any other phone would have cried from the abuse I rained upon the DuraXT. It's a tough little mother.
The DuraXT excels at voice calls and PTT calls. Call clarity is good, speaker volumes are painfully loud, and the device performs well on Sprint's network. Throw in outstanding battery life, and you have a winning combination.
There's no doubt the DuraXT is short on extras. Yeah, it has a camera that takes decent photos, but the video is sub-par, music nonexistent, and web surfing so abysmal as to be worthless.
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But most people who are looking at the DuraXT don't need those frilly extras. They need a phone that works as hard as they do. The DuraXT is that phone.
Jun 10, 2012
Sprint today began offering the Kyocera DuraXT, a rugged clamshell that joins Sprint's line of tough-as-nails push-to-talk phones. The DuraXT uses Sprint's CDMA-based PTT service, called DirectConnect.
Jan 7, 2020
Kyocera is at CES this year showing off mock-ups of 5G devices under development, including their next rugged smartphone for the US, which will have 5G. Kyocera's Product Planning Manager Curtis Wick confirmed to Phone Scoop that the company is still actively developing rugged smartphones for the US market, similar to the DuraForce Pro 2 that is currently offered by AT&T and Verizon.
Feb 25, 2013
U.S. Cellular today announced that it will carry the Kyocera DuraPro starting February 27th for $150 before $50 mail-in rebate.
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Dec 7, 2017
Republic Wireless today announced the Relay, a simple, screenless device meant to help young children communicate with their parents and other family members. The Relay is small, puck-like speakerphone with a single large button.