The Kyocera Torque was unveiled in January after being seen making its way through the FCC a few weeks prior to that. Now, Sprint announced via a press release Friday morning that the Kyocera Torque will be available March 8 for $99.99 on a two year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate.

The Torque will be Sprint’s first rugged LTE device. In fact, Sprint is calling it “ultrarugged” as it is a very durable handset following IP67 and Military Standard 810G. Like most rugged handsets, the Torque can withstand vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, shock and dust among other things.

The smartphone has a 4-inch 480 × 800 display, a 5MP rear shooter with a 1.3MP front-facing shooter, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage with a microSD card slot and a 2,500 mAh battery. It also comes with a 1.2GHz dual core CPU, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and the standard Wi-Fi support. The device is, of course, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Kyocera Torque is unique in a way that it uses Kyocera’s Smart Sonic Receiver technology that uses vibrations to transmit sounds. This means that the Kyocera Torque can provide great sound clarity in some of the most noisy environments, such as construction sites.

This is the perfect device to take in some of the most noisy and rough environments. Will you be looking forward to getting one?

Brad Ward
Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for him. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2 with a recent upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. He enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and most of all, writing.