Kyocera unveiled two phones at CTIA Wireless earlier this month the Hydro and the Rise which both featured Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now apparently, one of them has gone through the watchful eyes of the folks over at the FCC and come out victorious. Just awhile ago, the Kyocera’s Hydro mid-range smartphone was spotted with the model number C5170. While the filing didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know about the device when we saw it at CTIA earlier, it did show that the device had radios for CDMA 1900MHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as a 1,500mAh battery.
While the signs point to the device heading over to Sprint, we cannot confirm this fact and have to wait for something official to come our way. Just to refresh your memory a little, the Hydro from Japanese company Kyocera has a 3.5-inch HVGA display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM and it is waterproof up to the depth of 1 meter for half an hour. This smartphone that seems to be eventually making its way to the US market will be a breath of fresh air for owners of other phones still looking for an affordable way to enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich while waiting for their own device to get the bump.
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