It looks like Panasonic isn’t the only smartphone manufacturer to announce a waterproof device as Kyocera is making a splash by introducing its new Hydro XTRM.
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM has a Military Standard 810G certification to withstand drops, can survive 3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and has IP57 dust resistance. The Hydro XTRM also includes Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver, which is a technology that replaces a phone’s peaked with a ceramic actuator, turning sounds into vibrations that travel through the body directly to a person’s eardrum. As for its specs, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch impact-resistant touchscreen display, a 5MP rear-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE.
U.S. Cellular will begin selling the Kyocera Hydro XTRM starting today online and in its retail stores on May 24 for $29.99 after an instant rebate. Not a bad deal for an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone that can survive drops, dust storms and being submerged into water, don’t you think?
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Ubisoft has been regularly updating Splinter Cell fans with new information on their upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, such as highlights of the Wii U version of the game, Blacklist’s multiple play styles and the triumphant return of its popular multiplayer mode, Spies vs. Mercs. Today, Ubisoft is revealing Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s co-op mode.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s co-op mode allows two players to play as either Sam or Briggs through 14 different maps that feature missions that directly tie into the game’s main campaign. The 14 maps feature 4 different mission styles, although players will need to adapt to multiple play styles in order to survive each mission. Not only will Blacklist players be able to play its co-op mode online, but a local split-screen mode will also be made available.
It seems this time around, Ubisoft is definitely pushing its online offerings in Splinter Cell: Blacklist hard, which is certainly a good thing as it will help keep the replay value of the game high. Including both Spies vs. Mercs and a full co-op mode is something fans of the series have been wanting for a long time.