Boost Mobile today unveiled Kyocera Hydro, the first IPX5- and IPX7-level water-proof Android-powered smartphone that doesn't require a contract. Kyocera Hydro is built to withstand sprayed water like rain (IPX5) or even being submerged in three feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes (IPX7). Here is more info on this rugged Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone:
Kyocera Hydro will be available starting Aug. 3 for $129.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile's exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. The lightweight 3G smartphone, weighing only 4.16 ounces, will be available in select national retail locations later next month.
Kyocera Hydro is paired with Boost Mobile's no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile's Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
Features of the Kyocera Hydro include:
. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system . 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor . Access to more than 600,000 Android Apps as well as music and movies on Google Play . 3.5-inch touchscreen display . Wi-Fi and GPS enabled . 3.2MP camera with flash and video camera . Eco Mode for better battery management