Verizon Now Offering Kyocera's Rugged DuraXV Flip Phone
Kyocera's ruggedized flip phone can be purchased with or without a built-in 5MP camera for $99.99 through Verizon Wireless.Kyocera's new DuraXV rugged flip phone is now being offered to customers by Verizon Wireless for users who want a well-built handset without all the features and bells and whistles of a typical, larger and more expensive smartphone. The DuraXV, which is built for extreme environmental conditions, is certified to meet Military Standard 810G and IP68 to resist dust, shock, extreme temperatures, while also surviving water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water, according to Verizon. The flip phone is also built tough to withstand drops, spills, tumbles and other potential hazards. The 3G basic flip phone is available for $99.99 with a two-year activation from Verizon in models with a built-in 5MP camera or without the camera for users who are not permitted in their jobs to have a built-in camera, according to the companies. The DuraXV features a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of onboard storage, and a 4GB micro SD card for additional storage (the micro SD card slot can support a card of up to 32GB). The flip phone also includes a 1500 mAh Lithium Ion battery. Devices that include the 5MP camera feature auto-focus and digital zoom features.
Also built into the DuraXV flip phone is a tactile keypad and large buttons that make it easy to use with gloved fingers, according to Verizon. The device also includes Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver and dual front speakers, which allow users to hear calls clearly even in noisy environments or outdoor job sites. The handset also includes internal and external displays for improved readability, especially outdoors.