Kyocera and Sprint have announced the DuraCore, a rugged clamshell phone with CDMA-based push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities. The DuraCore will be one of the first phones to take advantage of Sprint's new CDMA-based Direct Connect PTT service.
Kyocera DuraCore mobile phone is made in the form factor of the clamshell. To protect your phone from sliding, the hull is covered with rubber Dura-Grip, which also increases its resistance to external influences. According to the manufacturer, the phone Kyocera DuraCore not afraid of dust, moisture, vibration and drop from a small height.
Kyocera DuraCore handset is having a 2-inch internal display, paired up with an additional external display at 2-inch, equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera, 1GB microSD card pre-installed, having the scope for memory expansion up to 32GB, 2.5mm audio jack, full duplex speakers, and much more.
The DuraCore has support for GPS services and Bluetooth devices, and you can access POP3 and IMAP email accounts on it. The Direct Connect service from Sprint offers allows users to chat with groups that are created and managed directly on the phone, and users can set their availability right from the device. The PTT service can be disabled to save battery life should a user choose to.
The DuraCore measures 98.5mm x 49.8mm x 23.9mm (3.88in x 1.96in x 0.94in) and weighs 126g (4.4oz).