Intrinsically Safe Airo A25is Hits AT&T
Today AT&T announced the availability of the Airo Wireless A25is, a rugged handset that has been certified intrinsically safe. The A25is is a Windows Mobile 6.1 device that has a numeric keypad and a 2.8-inch touch display. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE radios, and also includes Bluetooth, GPS, Push-to-Talk and Wi-Fi. The A25is meets MIL-SPEC 810F standards for protection against abuse and environmental conditions. It also has an IP-67 rating against intrusion by moisture, water, and dirt. It can be submerged in five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The intrinsically safe rating means the phone can be used in dangerous and flammable work environments. It won't produce a spark that could ignite nearby gases. The Airo A25is is for sale via AT&T's business sales channel. Pricing information was not disclosed.
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.
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.
Verizon Selling the Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP5
Verizon Wireless today added the Sonim XP5 to its roster of rugged handsets. The XP5 is a bar-style feature phone that includes push-to-talk service (with a dedicated PTT button) for the working set.
Bullitt's Cat S50c Certified for Verizon, On Sale Today
Bullitt today announced the Cat S50c, a new rugged smartphone that's compatible with Verizon's network in the U.S. The S50c has been certified by Verizon for its LTE 4G network, but is being sold online.
Hmm, doesn't a phone like this belong in Sprint/Nextel?
I365is is our current offering. Ontop of being hopped up a bit (1w boosted signal as just a walkie-talkie) it is also ridiculously priced (somewhere around 1k).
Probably why they didn't disclose...
BTW, has anyone out there ever seen anyone actually using ATT's or VZ's PTT? I haven't. ...
Where is the "Safe"????
I have yet to see a phone that some nitwit calls in to customer service with even the most moronic issue that even a chimpanzee on meth could figure out.
Even the elderly with Jitterbug phones have issues.
Intrinsic alright.....a class all by itself