Boost Mobile has just released a rugged Kyocera handset called the Hydro Icon. For a mere $149.99 off-contract, you'll get an LTE-capable handset with 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, wireless charging, 8 megapixel camera, and a body built to 810G spec for shock and drop resistance, and IP57 against dust and water.

Unfortunately, the Kyocera Hydro Icon is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but thems the breaks with a lower-cost phone like this. It does have this neat feature where the whole screen apparently acts as a speaker and transmits sound through tissue conduction.

For an inexpensive phone, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on with the Kyocera Hydro Icon, but Kyocera as a brand faces an uphill battle against established players like Samsung, HTC, and the other big boys. Would any of you guys consider getting a Kyocera handset? Anything about the Hydro Icon catching your eye?