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TMCNet:  Sprint adds Kyocera ultra-rugged Android to smartphone offerings

[January 28, 2013]

Sprint adds Kyocera ultra-rugged Android to smartphone offerings

Jan 28, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sprint (NYSE: S) and Kyocera (NYSE: KYO) Communications Inc. have announced the availability this coming spring of Kyocera Torque, built to survive extreme elements and everyday life.

Torque is an ultra-rugged, 4G LTE Android smartphone featuring Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service and Kyocera's award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology.

Torque is built to Military Standard 810G (MilSpec) to withstand dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog and extreme temperatures, along with IP67 standards for dust, sprayed water and full immersion up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. The device is specifically designed to hold up to the rigors of TODAY's rough-and-tumble lifestyles whether on a construction site, beach trip or a kids' playground without sacrificing style and features.

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. The company's website is at .

Kyocera Communications Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. For more information, visit

Kyocera Corp. (TOKYO: 6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics).

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