ZTE to enter the rugged smartphone market

ZTE to enter the rugged smartphone market

ZTE is about to join the likes of Kyocera and Casio and launch its very first rugged smartphone. The newly leaked ZTE G601U comes with “usual for these kind of devices” mediocre specs along with a rock-solid body that should keep it working even under the harshest of conditions. It packs a 4-inch WVGA screen,…

CTIA 2013: Hands-On With the Kyocera Hydro Edge


We got our hands on a few new Kyocera handsets today at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas,  one of them being the ruggedized and waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge. It’s predecessor, the Kyocera Hydro was announced last year at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. The Hydro Edge continues Kyocera’s ruggedized, waterproof mid-range smartphone model, and brings…

Rumor: Ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Works?


Is a ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 in the works? That’s the latest buzz today after a comment from Samsung’s CEO, Young Soo Kim, at today’s Samsung Gulf press conference in Dubai today. When questioned about why Samsung has yet to make a waterproof device, Kim responded by saying that a water and dust proof device…

iPhone survives 30 minutes underwater with NeverWet coating


NeverWet is an impressive new technology currently under development by Ross Nanotechnology and it involves a silicone-based coating that you can spray on just about anything to make it completely waterproof. In testing, scientists sprayed an iPhone with NeverWet and submerged it in water. Thirty minutes later, the iPhone was found completely dry and functional. The technology…

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