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Summer is Almost Here and the 4G LTE Enhanced Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon from Boost Mobile is As Well

 June 9, 2014 - How many times have you been at the lake, the beach or pool and had a mishap with your phone? Our daily lives get much busier during summertime, but you don't even need to leave your front door to put your favorite gadget at risk of drops, dunks, drool, scrapes, scuffles and scratches.

Just in time for Summer, Boost Mobile will offer the Kyocera Hydro ICON waterproof, dust-proof and drop-proof 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE Android™ smartphone, without a contract beginning June 17th, priced at $149.99. With the Hydro Icon, water damage worries will be a thing of the past.

Kyocera Hydro Icon is the newest addition to Kyocera's successful Hydro Series of waterproof Android smartphones, all of which can be completely submerged in up to one meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Built with affordable style and everyday protection in mind, Hydro Icon features a Military Standard 810G design to prevent damage from shocks and drops. Additionally, Kyocera's award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology allows users to hear conversations more clearly in noisy outdoor environments. And now, the Kyocera Hydro Icon can access Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE and Enhanced LTE, allowing customers to experience blazing-fast speeds that match their fast paced lifestyles.

In addition to being IP57-rated for protection against dust and water intrusion, Kyocera Hydro Icon boasts the following features:

  • Android 4.3, Jelly Bean
  • 4.5-inch qHD capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and video camera; 2-megapixel front camera
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)-capable for easy file sharing with other NFC-enabled devices
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • Wireless charging (PMA)
  • 2,000mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery for longer use on a single charge, plus Kyocera's proprietary Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power-management apps
  • 8GB of on-board memory, expandable to 32GB with microSD™

Boost Mobile's new Monthly Unlimited Select plans offer value-conscious consumers three easy-to-understand plans that all include unlimited talk, text and data. Boost Mobile further simplifies the consumer shopping experience by making the Monthly Unlimited Select plan available on all phones in its device portfolio. Boost customers will no longer pay more to use a smartphone vs. a basic phone; even the new Kyocera Hydro Icon is available on the $40/month service plan with access to 4G LTE.

Price Device Talk & Text Data  
Price:$40 Device:Any Boost Phone Talk & Text:Unlimited Data:Unlimited - Includes 500MB of high speed 3G/4G LTE data
Price:$50 Device:Any Boost Phone Talk & Text:Unlimited Data:Unlimited - Includes 2.5GB of high speed 3G/4G LTE data
Price:$60 Device:Any Boost Phone Talk & Text:Unlimited Data:Unlimited - Includes 5GB of high speed 3G/4G LTE data

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life's challenges. At the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information, follow the company at or

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial components. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, the company's consolidated net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. $14.1 billion USD).

©2014 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Sprint is a registered trademark of Sprint Nextel. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Snapdragon is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier
phone: 858.882.3543