Conclusion: The DuraMax uses Sprint's Direct Connect, an upgrade from Nextel's PTT network. PCMag.com's Lendino says the "Kyocera DuraMax handsets can be a good way to leave Nextel's iDEN network behind for good," but recommends Samsung's M360 for those who "just want a good flip phone.
Pros: Sturdy, Excellent battery life, Good call quality, Easy-to-use keypad
Cons: Bare-bones feature set, Non-standard 2.5 mm headphone jack, Weak speakers, Mediocre camera
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...