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Latest Rugged Cell Phones
Consider rugged cell phones if you've dropped your phone one too many times. Or if you are an outdoors person or have a very active lifestyle, these "all-terrain" phones combine durability with good looks. [MORE...]
The Sonim XP3 Quest rugged unlocked GSM cell phone is part of a line-up of "Built For Life" tough mobile phones designed for work or play in extreme environments and rugged conditions. The XP3 is waterproof and GPS-equipped, and comes as Sonim XP3-Black or yellow.
Samsung rugged phones range from the Rugby phone to the Convoy phone all the way to the Xplorer phone, in addition to the Xcover series. On the hiking trail or underwater or in a sandstorm, some of these tough Samsung phones just keep on keeping on.
Android rugged phones may offer the best of brains and brawn. To be Android and rugged is about as good as it gets when it comes to the latest trends in mobile phones. Increasingly, smartphones are going Android and more consumers are eyeing tougher cell phones. Here are some early trendsetters.
The Casio G'zOne Rock rugged cell phone is for people with active lifestyles. The Rock's advanced G'zGear software operates in six modes, including Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Thermometer, Astro Calendar, Sunrise Sunset and Tides, thanks to its Triple Sensor technology. If your lifestyle has the demands of an avid fisher, hunter, hiker or climber, the G'zOne Rock might be just for you.
For outdoor lifestyles, the G'zOne Type-S cell phone by Casio just might be what the doctor ordered against shock, dust, rain and even for underwater use. Built to multiple military standards specifications, the rugged G'zOne Type-S works with Verizon Wireless services like VZ Navigator and is available in burgundy, blue and silver.
With its Fitness Coach application, Nokia's 5140i rugged cell phone offers an 'always-on' personal trainer that encourages you to go the extra mile or finish the last set. The Fitness Coach application also enables tracking of sports performance over time or sharing of results via SMS with coaches or team mates.
The G'zOne Boulder phone by Casio handily blends tough with cool to create one of the most desireable rugged cell phones available.
Dropping this phone a lot should be no problem. Living up to its tough-as-a-boulder name, the Boulder phone is built to military specifications for extreme shock, water and dust environments.
There's no getting lost either because the GPS-enabled G'zOne features a flashlight and an electronic compass, and supports Verizon Wireless services like VZ Navigator for turn-by-turn directions. For staying in touch on your outdoors trek there's an always-on push-to-talk (PTT) capability.
This rugged clamshell-style phone is also a multi-format digital music player with expandable memory and Bluetooth. It comes as a black-and-silver phone, and in orange.
"The PN-218 from Pantech Wireless is a great choice for people with active lifestyles - it's a flip phone that's small enough to go anywhere and tough enough to tackle almost any adventure," said Wade McGill, senior VP at Alltel Wireless.
This compact, rugged phone weighs only 3.84 ounces and features a VGA camera, built-in speakerphone, and voice-activated dialing. It has BREW 2.1, enabling users to download games and ringtones and more, and comes with RealTone Jukebox and Bop-It! by Hasbro preloaded as demos.