A waterproof phone, evolutionary indeed.
We’ve seen non-destructive phones, skinny phones, fat phones, light-weight phones, and now water-proof phones. Kyocera’s the first company to commercially manufacture these devices, and am glad to say are running the power of OpenSource: Android ICS as its operating system.
I’m surprised why manufacturers haven’t embedded this tech in our devices to begin with. Based on initial reviews, the water-proof feature of the device is pretty flawless.
Kyocera Hydro Specs:
Qualcomm MSM8655 SoC with a 1GHz CPU (single core)
3.5-inch, 480 x 320 display
3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash
512MB of RAM, 2GB of built-in storage w/ microSD capability
802.11n (WiFi), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
1,500 mAh battery
Ofcourse, in terms of quality and specs – it’s not an iPhone or a Galaxy S3 – but still it’s something to consider if you work or live around a lot of H2O and want an affordable handset.