Pepcom: Underwater Tactics With Kyocera’s Hydro Roberto Bayde September 22, 2012 Android, Events, Mobile, Pepcom, Tech, Videos 1 Comment We have seen this all before, a waterproof casing or coating to apply on your phone for protection. But what if you never needed that. Kyocera showed off and live demoed their new waterproof Android device at Pepcom’s “Holiday Spectacular” event in New York City. Running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and available on Boost Mobile for just $130, the small mid level device was put up to the true test of waterproof being dunked in a jar full of water. Check out the interview below for more info on the Hydro as well as the result of phone dunk. One Response iimaafe February 12, 2013 STAY AWAY!!! I am VERY DISAPPOINTED with the Kyocera Hydro. I purchased it because I have a koi pond business and the phone is advertised and as water proof. It fell in a pond filled one foot and a half of water deep I retrieved it within 10 to 20 seconds. Then I placed it on a patio table to dry. Approximately thirty minutes later I tried to make a phone call, but the screen remained black. The next day I returned it to the store and was sent back to Kyocera. Kyocera insists that the phone passes all tests and that it is not defective. I never claimed that it was; but rather, that I am not able to use it because comes on the screen. To further my frustration Kyocera doesn’t want to stand behind its claim, “the Kyocera Hydro is water proof”. I have had a water proof camera for three years which I use to document my underwater work and I don’t have any issues with it—because it’s a water proof camera. Ongoing matter since 10/18/12 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.