Target retail stores offer the Kyocera Hydro Waterproof 3G Android Smartphone for Boost Mobile
in Black, model no. C5170, for $9.99
. (Click on the weekly ad and turn to page 3; this deal is not available online.) That's tied with our December mention and the lowest price we've seen. (It's also $35 under the best shipped price we could find today.) This phone is purported to be waterproof in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes and features a 3.5" HVGA IPS touchscreen, 1GHz single-core processor, microSD card slot (2GB microSD card included), 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
As several readers discovered, this phone is reported to have both a single-core processor (from Kyocera
) and a dual-core processor (from Boost Mobile
). Reviews are equally confusing. Please take these discrepancies into consideration before you make your purchase. (If you have further information, please share it in the comments.)
A reader noted in our comments section that it is indeed a single-core CPU — the "QCT MSM8X55 SURF ... single core clocked @ 1GHz" to be exact.