Kyocera Torque XT Now On Sale at Sprint Stores
Updated: updated to reflect the fact that this is a minor update to an existing handset.
Sprint and Kyocera today announced the Torque XT, a minor update to the original Torque. The two updates include compatibility with Sprint's Direct Connect walkie-talkie service, and the improvement on onboard storage to 20GB. Otherwise, all the features are the same as the original Torque. The XT has a mil-spec rating of 810G for protection against shock, temperature extremes, solar radiation, and vibration. It has an IP rating of 67, which means it can sit in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, as well as spend the day in the sand on the beach. The device includes standard Kyocera features, such as the Sonic Smart Receiver for phone calls, and MaxiMZR and Eco Mode for managing battery life. The Torque XT has a 4-inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. The phone includes WiFi, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0, and runs on Sprint's LTE network. The device is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and includes an array of business-friendly features, such as support for VPNs, mobile device management suites, and Exchange ActiveSync. The Kyocera Torque XT is available today via most Sprint sales channels. Sprint is asking for $0 down followed by 24 payments of $15 with Sprint Easy Pay.
Kyocera delivers a beast of a phone in the Torque, a rugged Android smartphone for the Sprint Network. New audio technology adds a lot of firepower to the Torque's arsenal, but does it misfire?
Kyocera was showing off the Torque at Mobile World Congress. This ultra-rugged Android smartphone claims to have it all.
Jan 28, 2013
Sprint and Kyocera today announced the Torque, a new ruggedized Android smartphone that includes DirectConnect and LTE 4G. The Torque is rated at mil-spec 810G for protection from dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog, and extreme temperatures.
Feb 22, 2013
Sprint today announced that the Kyocera Torque will be available online and in Sprint stores beginning March 8. The device will cost $99.99 with a new two-year contract.
Jan 10, 2018
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.
they finally issued a fix
This is a two year old phone "Otherwise, all the features are the same as the original Torque"
This is like the cars with faulty parts, and they finally fixed the phone.
A new phone would have current components I.e. Kyocera brigadier
This is just a pacifier fixing on old product until they can offer the newer brigadier or similar on sprint
Due to contract, they can't bring it to sprint yet.
Do you own this version of this phone? Do you have ANYTHING useful to say about how the improvements effect performance? Or do you plan on just complaining that "it'...
Dit they fix the wimpy PTT button?
Difficult to believe that after nearly two years since introducing a new hardwired-PTT phone, the best Sprint & Kyocera can do is a warmed-over Torque. It goes to show that PTT is dead.