I-Mate Readies Military Grade PhoneI-Mate Readies Military Grade Phone
If your job description resembles that of <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bauer">Jack Bauer's</A>, or you handle your phone a bit more roughly than the average person does, <A HREF="http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2236275/mate-handset-meets-military">vnunet.com is reporting that i-mate</A> is preparing to release a ruggedized phone that doesn't require you to carry around a brick-sized device.
February 12, 2009
If your job description resembles that of Jack Bauer's, or you handle your phone a bit more roughly than the average person does, vnunet.com is reporting that i-mate is preparing to release a ruggedized phone that doesn't require you to carry around a brick-sized device.
Available "within weeks", according to the company, the i-mate 810-F is named for the MIL-STD-810F standard issued by the U.S. military's Developmental Test Command, around which the handset is designed.
Consequently, the 810-F can withstand extremes of temperature, pressure humidity and shock, and can even survive full submersion in water.
The Windows Mobile-based device has an impressive array of specs, including Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G/HSDPA, 2.2 GB of on-board storage and more. I-mate is so confident in the stamina of the device that it provides a lifetime warranty. There is no pricing mentioned in the article, but my guess is this will be close to $1,000. If you are on a GSM network such as AT&T or T-Mobile in the United States, you should be able to just pop your SIM into this phone and be about your aggressive activities while keeping up with e-mails and making sure your Facebook profile is up to date.
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