Samsung 'Xplores' MIL-STD with the B2100
Today Samsung announced a new highly rugged phone that can withstand shock, vibration, and is certified at IP57 for ingress protection against dust, water (up to 30 minutes at 1 meter), salt fog, and hot and cold temperature extremes. The B2100 Xplorer is a quad-band GSM/EDGE bar style phone that also has a loud speakerphone, noise cancellation, FM radio, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microSD support and flashlight. The B2100 will primarily be offered in European markets, though it is compatible with GSM networks in North America.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Convoy 4 to its roster of simple flip phones. The Convoy 4 makes improvements over the previous generation device by adding GSM roaming capabilities and resistance to water.
Kyocera DuraForce XD to Be Sold By AT&T
AT&T today said it will soon offer the DuraForce XD, a rugged Android phablet from Kyocera. The DuraForce XD picks up where last year's DuraForce left off with a bigger 5.7-inch HD screen with wet-finger tracking and glove support.
AT&T Debuts Rugged Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Unite Explore, a mobile hotspot that's been ruggedized to withstand abuse. The hotspot has earned the mil-spec 810G and IR65 ratings for protection against shock, temperature extremes, vibration, water, and dust.
A phone that can be dropped in water?? It's about time. Bring it on to U.S. Cellular!
Company owned? Or Retail priced?