3 Rugged Phones
The Motorola i886 is a more mainstream rugged phone choice. It is not an Android smartphone, like many of Motorola’s recent phones. Rather, it is a Nextel messaging phone that features Direct Connect functionality. It can only be used with Sprint Nextel service. The candy bar form factor contains a numeric keypad, which slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It also features a 2-megapixel camera and the ability to check email.
Casio G’Zone Commando is a unique rugged Android smartphone that targets the outdoors enthusiast. It comes fully padded in a durable substance that is visibly secured in place by eight screws. It is certified by the U.S. military to be resistant to impact, water, and dust damage. The display is made from Corning Gorilla Glass, which is very difficult to crack. The body contains four touch-sensitive Android keys for accessing the home screen, main menu, scrolling back, and searching. The G’Zone Commando’s most unusual feature is the G’zGear App Suite, which contains Android apps suited to outdoors activity. The G’zGear App Suite includes Sun/Moon, Adventure Trainin, Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Star Gazer, and Trip Memory. Like all Android 2.2 smartphones, the G’Zone Commando also features integrated social network capabilities, a web browser, Gmail, and Youtube. On the hardware side, the G’Zone Commando includes Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
There are more options than ever for consumers that demand ruggedness and durability from their mobile phones. The Sonim XP1300 Core, Motorola i886, and Casio G’Zone Commando represent a few of these options and the range of features available within. Great priced as well you wont need a loan to afford these with the prices all around $300 each.