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Motorola's 'Adventure' Is One Tough Mother

If you need a cell phone to withstand high levels of abuse on a daily basis, there are only two words in this entire blog that you need to care about: mil spec. Phones that meet military specifications for high levels of punishment are designed for active duty. That's what makes the V750 Adventure from Motorola so rugged.
If you need a cell phone to withstand high levels of abuse on a daily basis, there are only two words in this entire blog that you need to care about: mil spec. Phones that meet military specifications for high levels of punishment are designed for active duty. That's what makes the V750 Adventure from Motorola so rugged.Motorola has been making phones that can handle the rough-and-tumble life for a long time. Its iDEN phones of old were huge, honking beasts that were meant to survive on the construction site day in and day out. The V750 Adventure carries that spirit forward, in a sturdy shell that's less bulky and more attractive than other rugged handsets we've seen lately.

According to the press release, "the Motorola Adventure V750 meets military specifications for extreme conditions including shock, vibration, dust, solar radiation, high-temperature storage, high and low temperature operation, and altitude." That means pretty much anywhere you need to go, the Adventure can go, too. (Except underwater.)

Under its tough-as-nails skin, you'll find some serious enterprise productivity tools, as well as fun stuff for those who need to pass the time. It uses Verizon Wireless' EVDO Rev. A network for push-to-talk services, and comes with remote, worker-friendly applications such as VZ Navigator and Field Force Manager.

Verizon said that "with VZ Navigator, customers can get audible maps, turn-by-turn directions and location information to more than 14 million points of interest that customers can share with others. Field Force Manager gives Verizon Wireless customers a resource management tool that provides businesses with the ability to locate, monitor, and communicate with their mobile field workers." On the fun side of the equation, you have Verizon's new V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, as well as access to Verizon's other V CAST content.

Let's not forget some of those other specs. The Adventure also includes a 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and support for microSD cards up to 8 GB in size. That means you can store a ton of work-related documents, as well as media.

Want one? Head on over to Verizon Wireless' Web site. It'll set you back $99.99 after rebates and signing up for a new 2-year agreement.

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