C Spire Wireless Announces Sonim XP 3400 Armor
C Spire Wireless today announced that the Sonim XP 3400 Armor phone is available via its web site and telesales. The XP 3400 is a BREW-based handset that has been ruggedized for use in outdoor or harsh environments. The phone is certified against salt, fog, humidity, shock, and operates in temperatures ranging from -5 degrees F to 130 degrees F. The display measures two inches, has 240 x 320 pixels, and is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass. It has an IP (ingress protection) rating of 68 and can withstand submersion in 6.5 feet of water for up to one hour. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash (and flashlight) and video capture; noise cancellation with a very loud 23mm water-resistant speaker; and an FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, media player, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. The XP 3400 is compatible with BREW applications, and includes an email client and web browser. The Sonim XP 3400 Armor is costs $49.99 after a $50 gift card.
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Will it Blend?
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