Kyocera DuraCore Core Ruggedness with Direct Connect & 810G

Sprint is getting gifty and thrifty with some new phone releases. Today, Sprint announced the Kyocera DuraCore.

The Kyocera DuraCore is a rugged clamshell phone with  Sprint Direct Connect and non-slip Dura-Grip surface, meeting Military Standard 810G for dust, shock and vibration.  This kind of  heavy duty stress taking is great for construction sites, security beats, and delivery routes.

Features of the  Kyocera DuraCore  include 2" screen, a  non-camera option, Bluetooth, GPS, Sprint Family locator,  SMS /MMS  and 1360mAh battery.  The news release claims that it  has a robust, bi-directional speakerphone.

The Kyocera DuraCore costs  $69.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate.


  • Group Connect– Communicate with up to 20 Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once, nationwide, at the push of one button.
  • TeamDC – Communicate with up to 199 Sprint Direct Connect subscribers at the same time nationwide
  • NextMail – Send a recorded message to any email worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.
  • Direct Connect – Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk communication nationwide with any other Direct Connect subscriber, ideal for quick conversations with families, friends, and co-workers. Direct Connect is the core push-to-talk feature used and is designed for interoperability across Sprint and Nextel network platforms.
  • Call Alert with Text – Send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.