The MC35 runs on AT&T's network and the two companies are working together to sale the smartphone. The MC35 has wide area EDGE voice and data access as well as built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The MC35 is designed to give users access to mobile e-mail, messaging, Web access, location-based services (LBS), and push to talk (PTT).
The MC35 is, I think, a sign that the consumer effect -- the impact of consumer behavior on enterprise IT -- is impacting even the ruggedized vertical mobile market. The MC35 has a lot of consumer functionality and frankly, it's designed to look better than a lot of legacy rugged handhelds. It's no Pearl, but I wonder how long until we see a rugged fashion phone.
ADD ON: For a look at the MC35, and the other newest smartphones at CTIA, check out this image gallery.