Motorola Outs the Kevlar-Lined Atrix HD with 4.5-Inch Display
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Kevlar is a Gimmick
Kevlar used to mean something, these days, when I hear it being included in the linkes of Cellular phones, thats just ridiculous.
I don't see Sonim advertising they put kevlar in any of their phones, but I bet just about any Sonim phone is tougher than this one is.
But I seriously doubt anyone is going to firing bullets at their phone because ...
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Add some great stereo speakers, and maybe offer Jelly Bean 4.1 version of Android, an...