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Kyocera KY-O1L is a phone with a 2.8 inch ePaper display (for Japan)

A handful of phone makers have released dual-screen devices with color screens on one side and monochrome E Ink displays on the other. Kyocera’s latest phone goes all in on the black and white screen. The KY-O1L is a tiny phone with a 2.8 inch, 480 x 600 pixel electronic paper display. The whole phone measures […]

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Kyocera Duraforce Pro is a rugged smartphone/action camera

With the possible exception of Samsung’s Galaxy Active line of smarpthones, most phones with super-rugged designs are meant for industrial, military, or other enterprise/government work. But Kyocera is positioning its new waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof, and drop-proof phone as a device for businesses or consumers. The Kyocera Duraforce Pro is a rugged smartphone with generally mid-range specs. […]

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Kyocera demonstrates solar-powered smartphone prototype

Some companies are busy stuffing big batteries in smartphones and tablets, to help them run longer. Others are making it easy to quickly charge the battery so you don’t have to spend much time plugged in. Japanese electronics company Kyocera has another idea: solar-powered phones. At Mobile World Congress this week, Kyocera is showing off […]

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You can wash Kyocera’s new smartphone with soap and water

Waterproof phones have been available for a few years, but Kyocera is taking things a step further. The company’s new Digno Rafre smartphone is soap-proof as well. That means you can literally wash the phone with soap and water if it gets dirty. Sure, you can usually remove dust and oil smudges from a phone with […]