Having a new smartphone is always an event that is well worth looking forward to, as any geek and gadget loving fan would be able to tell you. Having said that, it looks as though the European market is being prepared to be on the receiving end of the spanking new Kyocera Torque, in which it will not be the 2013 model, but rather, be more in the same vein as that of the Kyocera Brigadier.
Apparently targeting the business world for those living in France and Germany, the upcoming Kyocera Torque is one tough cookie. We are talking about having a 4.5″ 720p display that will be accompanied by the likes of a Snapdragon 400 chipset, a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB RAM, an 8MP shooter at the back with an LED flash, IPX5 and IPX8 rated for waterproof, dust- and shockproof capabilities, not to mention being able to handle temperatures which would wilt an ordinary, unclothed human – -21 to 50 degrees Celsius for 3 hours.
Kyocera C6750 Ready To Arrive At Verizon After FCC Approval
Another day, another handset hits the FCC before it is thrown to the lions, and by lions here, I mean those who are more than happy to tear into a particular device before it has the chance to prove itself. Most folks who are along that line of thinking would most probably make short work of the Kyocera C6750, since this is no flagship smartphone and neither has it raised any alarm bells or red flags in anybody’s books.
Having made it through the FCC’s approval, we do know that the Kyocera C6750 will be a world phone that supports Verizon Wireless’ spectrum bands in addition to GSM/WCDMA 850/1900 bands, accompanied by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, being water resistant to a certain extent, and also sporting a camera with flash and a microUSB port. No idea on when it will arrive though.
Kyocera Torque Put Through The Paces By Wirefly
If you and your smartphone never really had a decent relationship, where I mean you tend to drop it, break the display, send it down into the toilet bowl, all of it by accident and not on purpose, perhaps it is time to take stock of the situation and settle for a tougher handset. If that is your exact predicament, then you would do well to check out the Kyocera Torque that is now available from Wirefly for $29.99, where it is accompanied by a 2-year warranty.
Just how tough is the Kyocera Torque? Well, Wirefly decided to put it through the paces by placing the handset in a washing machine for a full 33 minute wash cycle, before it was placed in a bowl of water which was subsequently frozen for up to 15 hours. Taking a couple of hours after that for it to thaw out, the Kyocera Torque was dropped from a height of 15 feet – twice, and the Kyocera Torque passed with flying colors. Isn’t that mighty impressive?
Kyocera Torque Headed For Sprint
Are you in the market for a tough phone, simply because you know that the kind of lifestyle you live certainly puts your phone at far more risk compared to the average smartphone that resides in pockets of people most of the time. The Kyocera Torque seems to be headed towards the direction of Sprint, although there has yet to be any mention of its official release date or pricing details. Still, let us not make that prevent the specifications from being shared with everyone else.
Basically, the Kyocera Torque sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Krait processor, accompanied by 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel shooter at the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera in front, running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box with connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. A microSD memory card slot is there to help you expand the memory by up to 32GB.