Kyocera Launches New Washable ‘rafre’ Smartphone

Our phones are filthy devices, what with our grubby hands grabbing and poking at it all day, and the oil from our faces being transferred to it while we talk on it, not to mention the places that we use it, like in the toilet, walking out on the streets, while we’re eating, and so on. What this means is that a simple wipe down of your phone probably won’t […]


Kyocera’s DuraForce Pro Now Available From Verizon

If you’re more concerned about the longevity of your smartphone, or maybe if you want a smartphone that you can take with you to the outdoors without worrying about it getting damaged, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Kyocera DuraForce Pro has been released on Verizon’s network.


Kyocera DuraForce Pro With Action Cam Announced

Pretty much all smartphones come with cameras built in these days, however if you want something that isn’t your run of the mill camera, Kyocera might have something for you. The company has recently announced the Kyocera DuraForce Pro, and what makes this phone different is that it comes with a built-in action cam.


Kyocera DuraForce XD Will Be Making Its Way Onto T-Mobile

Sure, when you think of smartphones you might think of names like Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and so on, but there are some who might think of other brands like Casio, CAT, and Kyocera. If you’re wondering why, it is because those three companies have in the past been known for specializing in smartphones that are rugged.


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In Japan, There Is A Smartphone That Can Be Washed With Soap & Water

There are plenty of water-resistant smartphones out there. However the general idea behind these phones isn’t so much that you should go swimming or bathing with it, but rather if it does get wet, you don’t have to worry about it getting spoilt. That being said it turns out over in Japan, they are taking water-resistant phones to a whole new level. Kyocera has recently announced a new phone called […]


Kyocera DuraForce XD Will Be Arriving On AT&T

If you’re after a durable smartphone that probably won’t cost a bomb, you might be interested to learn that AT&T has recently announced their plans to carry the Kyocera DuraForce XD. However in terms of pricing and availability, AT&T has yet to confirm those details but expects to share them in the coming weeks. That being said, we suppose given the specs of the Kyocera DuraForce XD, we highly doubt […]


Kyocera Torque G02 Can Survive Seawater As Well

[CEATEC 2015] A smartphone that can survive being underwater is nothing new or worth shouting about these days – even when companies like Sony clarified their waterproof guidelines. Well, Kyocera, being a name where rugged handsets have always had a close affinity with, plays no such word games – and pushes the existing boundaries even further this time around with the parading of their Kyocera Torque G02 smartphone which was […]


Kyocera Exploring Haptic Feedback For Its Mobile Devices

In the US, Kyocera might not be a name that comes up very frequently, and when it does it seems to be for rugged devices aimed at more active users rather than the general public. That being said, it would seem that the company is exploring ideas of bringing haptic feedback onto mobile devices, thanks to a recently discovered patent (via Android Authority). The patent is dubbed “Haptivity” and basically […]


Kyocera Hydro Wave Surfs On Over To T-Mobile & MetroPCS

Kyocera might not necessarily be brand you associate with high-end smartphones, but when it comes to durable and rugged devices, Kyocera might be a brand worth considering. In fact the company has recently announced their latest handset in the form of the Kyocera Hydro Wave that will be making its way onto T-Mobile and MetroPCS. With a name like that, we can only assume that it is water-resistant to a […]


Microsoft & Kyocera Agree To End Legal Battle

Earlier this year, Microsoft hit Japanese phone maker Kyocera with a patent infringing lawsuit. According to Microsoft, Kyocera had not paid Microsoft to license the necessary technologies needed to in order to make their Android handset, something that a lot of other Android OEMs including Samsung have been paying. That was about four months ago and it looks like the legal eagles hired by Microsoft have managed to work their […]


Kyocera Reveals Floating Solar Plant

We first took a gander at Kyocera’s idea to come up with a mega solar plant in October last year at CEATEC 2014, and it certainly made plenty of sense. After all, close to two-thirds of the world’s surface is covered with water, and at the rate global warming is going these days, there will be less and less land mass in due time. Why not place solar panels that […]


Microsoft Hits Kyocera With Lawsuit Over Android Patent Infringements

For those who have been following mobile news, you guys are probably aware that Microsoft owns a fair number of patents that are required by Android OEMs, which means that while Microsoft might not have much to do with Android, they are getting paid in royalties from OEMs who use their patents to build their Android handsets. However it seems that not all OEMs have paid Microsoft, and Kyocera is […]


Kyocera To Launch Torque In Germany And France

It looks as though the folks over at Kyocera are working to test out the European market – which means concentrating on a different continent from that of North America. In fact, we have received word that Kyocera intends to roll out its Kyocera Torque handset over in Germany and France, targeting those who are involved in the business world – and this is set to happen in the coming […]


Kyocera Duraforce Arrives On US Celluar This Wednesday

Earlier this month Kyocera announced the Duraforce Android smartphone would be headed for AT&T. Well for those of you on US Cellular who are looking for a similarly rugged handset, you will be pleased to learn that the Kyocera DuraForce will be making its way onto the carrier as well this Wednesday. The handset will be priced at $0 down and users can expect to make 20 monthly payments, although […]