Sprint has another smartphone available this time, and it is one tough cookie. So tough, in fact, that it has been advertised to be the handset that Bear Grylls would not mind using, as it was specially built to “survive extreme elements and everyday life.” Yes sir, while the might seem to be one tough cookie on the outside, underneath its belly is actually a soft creature, as this 4G LTE Android smartphone will retail for a mere $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of choice.
Specially constructed according to Military Standard 810G (MilSpec), the Kyocera Torque can withstand dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog and extreme temperatures, not to mention IP67 standards for dust, sprayed water and full immersion of up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. Grylls has been given the honor of bringing the Kyocera Torque on a bunch of “adventures” that would certainly push man – and phone, to the limit. I sure hope he does not end up trying to eat the Kyocera Torque in the wild when he’s low on food! [Press Release]