SAN DIEGO – Jan. 15, 2016 – Kyocera Communications, Inc. today announced that its newest rugged mobile device, the Kyocera DuraXTP is the latest rugged feature phone in Kyocera's highly successful Dura Series of waterproof, rugged phones, which originated in 2012 to support the Sprint® Direct Connect® Push to Talk service. Well-qualified Sprint customers can get the Kyocera DuraXTP for 24 monthly payments of just $9 with $0 down1 at Sprint stores, 1-800-SPRINT1 or www.sprint.com.
This rugged, waterproof feature phone packs toughness and functionality in a convenient flip design that can withstand even the toughest jobsite. Encased in non-slip Dura-Grip® material, the DuraXTP provides a sure hold. And in the event it does take a fall, users can be confident knowing it is built with a reinforced housing; Military Standard 810G certification for shock, vibration, blowing rain and temperature extremes; and IP68 dustproof and waterproof certification for up to 30 minutes in up to 6 feet of water. It also carries OSHA certification for use in hazardous environments where flammable gases, vapors, or mists are not normally present in an explosive concentration but may materialize (Hazardous Locations: Non-incendive, Class I, Division 2), making it well-suited for industries such as oil exploration and production, utilities, chemical production, airport refueling, and pharmaceuticals.
"Kyocera continues to be recognized as the leader in rugged mobile devices, and we're happy to offer Sprint customers durable phones designed to meet their needs," said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing, Kyocera Communications. "The DuraXTP further builds upon our promise to keep workforces productive by providing phones that excel on the job, while offering the functionality needed to survive and thrive in the harshest environments."
Built to support Sprint Direct Connect Push to Talk service, DuraXTP allows users to instantly communicate with a large dedicated side key, while proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver technology and extra-loud front speakers make it easier to hear clearly in the noisiest environments. Its tactile keypad and large buttons are easy to use with gloved hands or large fingers and top keys provide quick access to activate the speaker phone and end calls. A high-contrast black-and-white external display makes it easy to read while outside on the job. Additional functionality includes mobile Web, voice commands for placing calls and sending messages, and support for GPS location-based services, allowing users to connect and work on the go.
For more information on the Kyocera DuraXTP, visit kyoceramobile.com/business/duraxtp. Information on Kyocera's complete portfolio of durable and rugged devices for business, along with accessory and where-to-purchase information, is available at kyoceramobile.com/business.
About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and availability from the nation's leading wireless service providers. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company's net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine's 2014 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
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