Conclusion: CNET's Jessica Dolcourt finds it hard to understand why somebody would want a phone as stripped down as the Kyocera DuraCore. She says it's the kind of phone "a company would buy its employees." Yet there remains a market for a phone that is, well, just a phone. Some consumers don't need a camera or a music player and aren't interested in a smartphone. For these folks, the rugged and simple DuraCore fits the bill. However, there are alternatives.