Kyocera DuraForce XD to Be Sold By AT&T
AT&T today said it will soon offer the DuraForce XD, a rugged Android phabletÂ from Kyocera. The DuraForce XD picks up where last year's DuraForce left off with a bigger 5.7-inch HD screen with wet-finger tracking and glove support. Despite the increase in size, the XD maintains the DuraForce's mil-spec 810G and IP68 ratings for protection against abuse and liquids. It is safe from drops, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and a dunk in the drink (6 feet for 30 minutes). It is safe to use in some potentially work hazardous work environments, such as places with flammable gases or vapors. The phone supports AT&T's enhanced-PTT service and comes with a bevy of business-friendly apps and services. The XD has loud, dual speakers that can reach 110dB, and it includes a 3,700mAh battery. The Kyocera DuraForce XD will go on sale in a few weeks. Pricing wasn't revealed.
Kyocera's US phone lineup is down to just rugged phones these days, where they compete with Sonim. Kyocera's been at this for a while, though, so the DuraForce Pro 2 is building on quite a bit of experience.
Cat's latest rugged smartphones are the S41 and the S31. These two handsets are tough hombres that can handle plenty of punishment thanks to their mil-spec 810G and IP68 ratings.
Mar 22, 2019
AT&T today launched sales of the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2, an extra-rugged Android phone with waterproof body and a non-incendive rating. The 5-inch, full-HD display works through gloves and when wet.
Nov 15, 2018
Kyocera and Verizon Wireless today announced the DuraForce Pro 2, a ruggedized smartphone that targets construction and public safety workers. The DuraForce Pro 2 is fully ruggedized thanks to its hard rubber exterior, meeting the mil-spec 810G rating.