Sprint is going to launch the Kyocera DuraPlus, an ultra-rugged mobile phone with push-to-talk capabilities. The candy-bar device features military-grade durability, cartified to Military Standard 810G for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, blowing rain and water immersion (up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water).
The DuraPlus comes with a color display and a front-ported speakerphone that allows you to talk and hear in noisy environments. It has an embedded LED flashlight with a dedicated power button to help “navigate power outages, read blueprints in unlit areas or for emergency response personnel working in dark conditions. Its powerful 1650mAb battery provides up to 9.5 hours of talk time, and users may get the optional 2300mAh battery if they need more.
The Kyocera DuraPlus works with Sprint’s Direct Connect services including one-to-one push-to-talk calling, Guaranteed Talk Permit, Group Connect, Call Alert with Text, NextMail and One-Touch Direct Connect that Allows quick access to multiple direct connect options.
Sprint will announced availability and pricing later.