News - Reader comments

Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids - read the full textKyocera (who you might remember from the dual-screened Echo) has come up with a pair of tough Androids - the Hydro and the Rise. Both are CDMA phones and run Google's latest, Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The Kyocera Hydro is a standard slab measuring 115 x 62 x 12.8 mm and weighing 120g. It has...

 

Sort by:

Please make it with Dual SIM

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-24 22:07
  • 05WE

> In reply to Alucard @ 2012-05-08 21:29 from LGXK - click to readAbsolutly agree qwerty sliders are still welcome..Also i would love a Sharp 940SH Android ICs device,you get nice 3inch touichscreen but D-pad for precision input and gaming and T9 text input.I love clamshells and pray for their return.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-09 14:34
  • nEGM

sony ericsson xpreia pro

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-09 10:15
  • piMT

Whoa nice. A QWERTY. Looks very nice indeed.
A bit of a shame it's CDMA only.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-09 05:21
  • Fv4$

> In reply to BlueHeart the illest @ 2012-05-08 22:03 from LBSF - click to readHaving a waterproof phone means youre safe when you accidentally drop your phone in water. No one will be dumb enough to use it for calling while underwater.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-09 04:27
  • wYB{

GARBAGE!

If you are gonna make a qwerty. Make it right. Dedicated numbers row.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 22:45
  • 01dn

looks nice, glad to see the latest android 4.0 ics on this low-end phone. :)

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 22:16
  • 3ITa
  • BlueHeart the illest
  • Report
  • Rating0

> In reply to InsanelyGreat @ 2012-05-08 17:55 from TjX6 - click to readYou do realize that you cant actuall use the phone under water right? As a matter of fact, it will be difficult to use when the screen is wet or your hands are too wet. This is regardless of water proof specs.
This is because of the way a capacitive touch screen works, it uses an electric current to detect finder placement. And because water conducts electicity the phone will see a difficult time pin pointing your finger. If the entire screen is covered in water then when you touch it the electric disturbance will be detected in random places on the screen. Which is why if you have ever seen a youtube video of a water proof phone being dipped in water, the screen looks like it's freaking out. Because it is detecting the electric disturbance in different places all at once.
So if you buy this phone and go in the water you better lock the screen or it might call random people lol
so dont get too excited about using it while scooba diving lol sorry :/







  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 22:03
  • LBSF

Nice! These days, QWERTY sliders are always welcome! My Xperia Pro rocks.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 21:29
  • LGXK

Kyocera stills alive? OMG!

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 20:45
  • Pd8b

Copy of SE disgn !!!

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 20:10
  • 387v

looks like a Sony-Ericsson concept phone

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 19:59
  • HIbD

chinese product im sure of that even cecil agrees with me

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 19:58
  • 9DMa

Looks more like a bb storm

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 19:50
  • fXuU

android phone manufactures should build more QWERTY keyboard phone bcoz most people deamanding this feature in their phone. I like this phone so much.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 19:16
  • IWb9

> In reply to no comment @ 2012-05-08 17:09 from t7PB - click to readYou right, it looks like a Sony-Ericsson phone, that cancelled Windows 7 one.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 18:19
  • yXZX

> In reply to Scoop @ 2012-05-08 16:34 from P$uD - click to readI agree. True, QWERTY touchphones may not sell as much as those without it, but there is still market. I bought my Xperia Pro recently, and (fortunately for my wallet) I don't see any worthy replacement in the future among all brands.

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 18:02
  • i5NQ

Wow, that's so cool. When summer's here, I'll be able to text my homies while scuba-diving finally! ;D

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 17:55
  • TjX6

The second device (think Rise) looks like SGS Captivate. Just the size is different but the specs are almost same too (1 Gig processor 512 Ram etc). That's not good.

But interesting point here is - Samsung says SGS captivate can't run ICS & its touch wiz 4.0 but this Rise with same H/W specs is able to get ICS. Why can't Samsung make some modifications and give out ICS (huh!)?

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 17:51
  • Ny4w

the second phone looks like SS-Galaxy S Captivate !

  • Reply
  • 2012-05-08 17:12
  • trQe

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.