if one, you reside in North America, specifically the U.S.A, and two, needs a non-smart but toughened up mobile phone, then look out for the Kyocera DuraPro Ruggedized Mobile Phone available through US Cellular. honestly, we thought the phone has an attractive design and it would be our choice of clamshell non-smartphone if texting and calls are all that matters. that’s if. anyhow, we just like the look of it. it might be a clamshell phone that looks like those that used to populate our lives ten, fifteen years ago, but the difference are it is built tough and it is way more sleeker, even for a flip phone in this smartphone age. the DuraPro meets the military’s 810G standard for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, as well as water immersion. other features include loud sound from its robust, front-ported speakerphone, a 1″ external high contrast secondary display (monochrome), settable hot key for quick access to your desired function, a flash-equipped 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording capability, microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, a 2″ QVGA TFT LCD display, and a Dura-Grip rubber, non-slip exterior for the first line of defense: minimizing the chances of the phone slipping out of your hand. oh, you can still surf the web with this, if you can bear with its 2″ display and the old WAP 2.0 technology. why am i feeling a sense of nostalgia? the phone will be available from US Cellular brick and mortar stores for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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