If you happen to be over in the good old US of A, and in the market for a new Android smartphone, as long as your preferred carrier is Boost Mobile you might like to know that the Kyocera Hydro Android smartphone is due to release on Boost Mobile as of the 3rd of next month.
The news of the release of the Kyocera Hydro to Boost Mobile comes our way courtesy of Engadget, who say that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is set for release as of the third of August and commands a price tag of 130-bucks off contract.
According to Boost Mobile the Kyocera Hydro is the first IPX5 and IPX7 level waterproof Android handset that does not require a contract, and can withstand rain splashes along with being submerged in up to 3-feet of fresh water for 30-minutes.
The vice president of Boost Mobile, Andre Smith says, “With other water-soaked smartphones, consumers instantly move into MacGyver mode attempting to beat the odds with dry rice, Ziploc bags and other home remedies that rarely work. With the Kyocera Hydro, consumers can eliminate the panic of water damage and just enjoy their affordable Android-powered smartphone paired with Boost’s award-winning no-contract service with payments that shrink over time.”
Spec wise, the Kyocera Hydro offers the user a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen along with a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, a video camera, GPS, WiFi, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, weighs 4.16 ounces, has an Eco mode for better battery management and runs the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The Android ICS handset is paired with Boost Mobile’s no contract $55 Android monthly unlimited plan with shrinking payments, so every 6 on-time payments sees the cost of the plan reduce by 5-bucks until reaching $40 per month.
So we would like to know if any of our readers will be hitting up Boost Mobile as of the 3rd of August to grab the Kyocera Hydro off contract.