Summary: The Kyocera DuraMax is geared towards the rough and tough Nextel users. This device facilitates the switch from Nextel to Sprint, but does not eliminate all problems. Sprint needs to roll-out 1x...
Pros: Durable, Waterproof, Good Camera for Flip-Phone
Cons: Sensitive Buttons, Bulky, Lack of 1x Advanced Areas Limit PTT Quality
Summary: The Kyocera DuraMax is a basic but durable handset that offers Direct Connect services over Sprint's faster CDMA network, but a couple of issues will prevent some iDEN customers from making the switch for now.
Pros: The Kyocera DuraMax offers Direct Connect push-to-talk services on Sprint's faster CDMA network. The handset meets military specifications and feels very sturdy.
Cons: Speakerphone volume could be louder. It offers a slow browsing experience. Direct Connect service doesn't work when out of a 3G coverage area.
Excerpt: With the launch of the Kyocera DuraMax as the first Sprint Direct Connect device, Sprint has finally taken the first major step in the elimination of iDEN. The DuraMax utilizes the 1X Advanced network to allow for Push-To-Talk through voice over CDMA, which was previously only possible through iDEN or data on CDMA.